• Image detail: Fairlie Kingston, Collaroy





Friday, 9 December 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, 26 February 2023 - 5:00pm

Back by popular demand, this exhibition celebrates a quintessential Sydney icon and reveals insights into its evolution across the decades. Immortalised in art, music and literature, the Manly ferry is embedded into the cultural fabric of Sydney and has long evoked all kinds of emotions and imagery.

Drawing from MAG&M’s photography, painting, and museum collections, the exhibition explores the inherent duality of these much-loved vessels as they balance carrying care-free day-trippers and busy local commuters, across boisterous swells and peaceful waters.

Read the exhibition e-catalogue here

Talks & Events

MAG&M Society Exhibition Preview, Fri 9 Dec, 10am - 11am, Free event RSVP via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Manly by Ferry Exhibition Re - Opening, Fri 9 Dec, 6 - 8pm, Free event RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault: Ferry Stories, Sat 11 Dec, 3 - 4pm, Free event RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault

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