Image detail: Joanna Gambotto, Refuge Cove, oil on canvas, 90 x 150cm

Friday, 25 October 2019 - 10:00 am to Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 05:00 pm

This exhibition features new works by 38 artists, predominantly from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and members of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society. This year, artists have taken inspiration from a single theme, ‘home affairs’. 

… home, homeland, homeless, home affairs, homing, home-grown, home owner, home-made, homewards …

Artists explore the concept of home as; a place, an idea, a possibility, a refuge, a presence, a contested space, somewhere to escape to or from, a memory. The exhibition showcases works from the wide range of artistic practice, including installation, photomedia, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, wood and ceramics.

The exhibition supports and connects this region’s contemporary artists with MAG&M, providing a valuable opportunity to show their work, to challenge their art practice, and to connect with other artists. Thank you to all artists for their enthusiasm and level of engagement with this exhibition project. The exhibition is curated by Katherine Roberts, Senior Curator, Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

Art & Soul Collective
Ivy Baddock
Mary-Anne Barnes
Sandy Bliim
Patrick Carroll
Elizabeth Cashmore
Fiona Chandler
Sue Cheney
Helen Clare
Dianne Cook
Peta Dzubiel
Helen Earl
Bernadette Facer
Joanna Gambotto
Libby Gilkes
Marisabel Gonzalez
Trudy Goodwin
Kate Gradwell & Penny Philpott
Jude Hungerford
Megan Jones
Nettie Lodge
Richard Magee
Lisa Marshall
Eunice McAllister
Julie Nicholson
Anne Numont
Adrienne Overall
Suzi Poland
Catriona Pollard
Julia Sample
Katika Schultz
Christine Simpson
Rick Tailby
Julie Toke
Goya Torres
Amanda Tye
Sandra Williams

Poetry Alive ‘Spirit of Home’
2 – 4pm, Sun 10 Nov
Twenty poets perform live readings of their poems in response to the theme, selected by Michele Seminara, event curator and managing editor of Verity La.

High Tea for Artists & Friends
3 - 4pm, Sun 1 Dec
Artists, friends and visitors are invited for afternoon tea to meet fellow artists on the final day of the exhibition. Supported by MAG&M Society.

Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Manly NSW 2095