Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Exterior of the gallery

The vibrant and creative cultural hub of the Northern Beaches, Manly Art Gallery and Museum was the first metropolitan-based regional gallery in New South Wales, opening in 1930.

Exhibitions & Public Programs  

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is a hub of cultural activity and presents a creative program of changing visual arts and museum exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions include touring exhibitions, artist surveys and national group focus exhibitions.

MAG&M presents an exciting program of workshops, artist talks, performances, kids' art workshops and other special events. The gallery also hosts a fortnightly Life Drawing Studio, supported by the MAG&M Society. Visit our Creative Learning and Talks and Events pages for more information about upcoming programs.

pdf format MAG&M Exhibition Program July - December 2017 (1.90 MB)


Manly Art Gallery & Museum is energetically engaged across the arts, government and community sector in delivering its cultural program. Current partnerships include;

Manly Arts Festival

The Gallery also coordinates the Manly Arts Festival each September, which highlights the diversity of arts practice in the Manly region, from music to performance and the visual arts. For the latest information, visit the official site

The Collection

MAG&M's collection comprises mostly of contemporary and early Australian paintings and works on paper. The collection was created through the generosity of artists and donors including Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Will Ashton and Lloyd Rees. The extensive collection now contains over 1,000 watercolours, prints, etchings, drawings and paintings, as well as the largest collection of Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo paintings held by any Australian institution.

Please note that the MAG&M Collection is not on permanent display. To view a work from our collection, please contact us on    

Manly Art Gallery &  Museum Society

The Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society plays an important role in the Gallery's ongoing operation by creating fundraising opportunities and social events. Read more about the Manly Art Gallery And Museum Society here.

Youth Art Awards

The Gallery presents two annual youth art awards. They are awarded to two students whose HSC final year high school artworks are hung in the Express Yourself exhibition each March. These awards present a unique opportunity for young artists living in the Northern Beaches region.

MAG&M Design Shop

The Manly Art Gallery and Museum has a gift shop selling souvenirs from the Gallery as well as a unique collection of cards an other items made by local artists. For more information about our current stock, visit our MAG&M Design Shop page.



Staff Contacts

Front Desk: 02 9976 1421
Gallery Information Line: 02 9976 1420
Street address: West Esplanade Reserve, Manly NSW 2095
Mailing address: PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655

Gallery Director - Michael Hedger - 02 9976 1416  
Senior Curator - Katherine Roberts (Mon - Thur) - 02 9976 1418  
Curator & Public Programs Coordinator - Ross Heathcote (Tue - Fri) - 02 9976 1417 
Administration Officer - Emma Elstub - 02 9976 1419
Weekend Coordinator - Rachel Carroll (Sat - Sun) - 02 9976 1421


Header image courtesy of Chuck Bradley, Details of Collection Ceramics.