Friday, 6 April 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 5:00pm

This exhibition casts new light on Frank Hurley’s early professional life (1906-1911) in Sydney and then his later life (1948-1962) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches when he produced photographs and books on Sydney, Sydney Harbour, the Northern Beaches and Australian native plants which were his lifelong passion. Images are drawn from the National Library of Australia, private collections and the family archive. This exhibition is funded through the Theo Batten Bequest and is part of the Head On Photo Festival. Guest curated by Gael Newton and Paul Costigan.

You are invited to the exhibition opening on Sun 8 April 2018, 3 – 5pm Manly Art Gallery & Museum, to be opened by guest curator Gael Newton

Frank Hurley Day - Mon 9 April

10 – 11.30am Join the curators for morning tea and an insightful tour of the exhibition. 

3 - 5pm Senior high school students are invited for a private viewing of the exhibition with the curators, to discuss Hurley’s photographic techniques and to develop language around the critical analysis of image making.

Contact Information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff
9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener