• Image detail: Luke O'Donnell, 2056, photomedia. (NBSC – Balgowlah Boys Campus)

Recurring everyday at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from
Fri 25 Mar - Sun 1 May 2022




Express Yourself is an annual MAG&M exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students, selected from the 20 secondary schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

This exhibition project has been a significant aspect of MAG&M’s program since 1995 and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to connecting with secondary schools across the region and to supporting visual arts education.

Express Yourself celebrates the extraordinary talent and creativity of young emerging artists from our local community. It features a broad range of expressive artforms including painting, printmaking, ceramics, documented forms, graphic design, photomedia, sculpture, textiles and fibre, time-based forms, and collection of works.

The exhibition is presented by MAG&M and Northern Beaches Council in partnership with Northern Beaches secondary schools, MAG&M Society and NBC Youth Services. 

Three awards are granted annually to students featured in the exhibition.

  • Theo Batten Youth Art Award - $5,000 is awarded to a student continuing studies in the creative arts or a related field.
  • MAG&M Society Youth Art Award - $3,000 award open to all students participating in the exhibition.
  • KALOF People’s Choice Award – gallery visitors vote for their favourite work.  This award is presented by Council’s Youth Services and is announced at the close of the exhibition.

Participating schools:

- Barrenjoey High School
- Covenant Christian School
- Davidson High School
- Forest High School
- Killarney Heights High School
- Mater Maria College
- Narrabeen Sports High School
- NBSC - Balgowlah Boys Campus
- NBSC - Cromer Campus
- NBSC - Freshwater Senior Campus
- NBSC - Mackellar Girls Campus
- NBSC - Manly Selective Campus
- Northern Beaches Christian School
- Oxford Falls Grammar School
- Pittwater High School
- St Augustine's College
- St Luke's Grammar School
- St Paul's Catholic College
- Stella Maris Catholic College
- The Pittwater House Schools

View the 2020 Express Yourself video

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