Past Exhibitions

2017 EXHIBITIONS

HUMAN: CHILD ARTIST RESPONSE PROJECT  

Exhibition Dates: 7 April - 21 May 2017

 

Human: Child Artist Response Project – Exploring the theme Human, this unique project sees children and artists respond directly to each other’s work and exhibit side by side. The show has been developed by visual artist Lilly Blue and dancer/writer Jo Pollitt.

Heart artworks by school students
FORCE MAJEURE: GABRIELLA HIRST  

Exhibition Dates: 7 April - 21 May 2017

 

 A multi-media installation by local artist Gabriella Hirst who filmed herself painting a seascape on the Island of Rügen, Germany in the midst of terrible weather. Her goal is to eliminate the buffer zone between the destructive force and the creative act.

 

Gabriella Hirst - Still from Force Majeure
BERND HEINRICH: PLAYGROUND  

Exhibition Dates: 7 April - 21 May 2017

 

 Heinrich's complex, layered compositions are powerful yet subtle and play with metaphor, memory and poetry. This exhibition of new paintings known as Playground provides a fresh insight into this local artist's practice.

 

Bernd Heinrich, Spring time, 2016
EXPRESS YOURSELF 2017  

Exhibition Dates: 3 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

 

Express Yourself celebrates the work of over 40 emerging young artists from 18 secondary schools in the region and includes multi-media, digital, sculpture, graphics and drawing. The outstanding technical and artistic calibre of the works in Express Yourself reflect the artistic strength of the students in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and the high quality of teaching and learning in Visual Arts at the HSC level.

Lily Bowman - Pressure Blob

ROD MILGATE TRIBUTE  

Exhibition Dates: 3 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

 

Manly Art Gallery & Museum staged a tribute exhibition featuring 15 works from renowned artist Rod Milgate. The retrospective exhibition paintings span nearly 40 years, from 1966 - 2002. Internationally acclaimed Australian abstract painter Rod Milgate (1934 – 2014) was an academic, teacher, poet, playwright and novelist. He was even briefly a newsreader, nightclub singer and actor. But his real passion was always painting. The Kyogle-born artist lived and worked on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for many years and had a long association with MAG&M.

Rod Milgate - Explorers landscape - oil on board

2016 EXHIBITIONS

KU-RING-GAI pH  

Exhibition Dates: 9 December 2016 – 19 February 2017

 

Ku-ring-gai pH was an exciting collaborative exhibition and residency project, presented by Eramboo, National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW and Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Ten artists were selected to spend an intensive five days within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park collaborating with a group of scientists with extensive research interests - from neuroscience to botany. KpH aimed to transform the way that encounters between art and science are understood, and to promote new modes of dialogue and enquiry between the two. 

Shona Wilson Si-Chong Chen Seed rain
MANLY: ART FROM THE VAULT  

Exhibition Dates: 9 September - 4 December 2016

 

A highlight of the 2016 Manly Arts Festival, ‘Manly: Art from the Vault’, drew from Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s extensive collection of paintings, photographs, works on paper and museum objects, which revealed the many faces of the famous beachside suburb and showcased the gallery’s recent key acquisitions that reflect its vibrant culture, history and beaches.

Stephen Lees - #1 sea level thumbnail
24 YEARS IN GLASS - BENJAMIN EDOLS & KATHY ELLIOTT
 

Exhibition Dates: 28 October - 4 December 2016

  

Titled ‘24 Years in Glass’, the survey exhibition of the two internationally acclaimed glass artists (who live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches) provided the public with a rare opportunity to study the development of Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott’s career-long collaborative work.

 

Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott
PICTURES OF SCRATCHES - BEN RAK
Exhibition Dates: 28 October - 4 December 2016

‘Pictures of Scratches’, Ben’s exhibition took a tongue-in-cheek look at the media hierarchies of the art world and its currently fashionable fetishisation of the artist's mark. Responding to the trend in art circles to make works that are purposefully intended to look ‘rough’.
Ben Rak Pictures of Scratches 
NORTHERN LIGHT 
 

Exhibition Dates: 9 September - 23 October 2016

 

The ‘Northern Light’ exhibition was a highlight of the 2016 Manly Arts Festival program, featuring works from seven leading or emerging artists from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

With a focus on contemporary photo media, ‘Northern Light’ included works by Cameron Bloom, James Brickwood, Tim Hixson, Sally Mayman, Trent Mitchell, Cade Turner and Louise Whelan reflecting on environment, culture and identity through local, national and international ‘lenses’.


Northern Light

BIMBLEBOX: art – science – nature exhibition 
 

Exhibition Dates: 1 July - 4 September 2016

 

A touring exhibition showcasing an artist group’s creative response to their experience of the unique Bimblebox Nature Refuge. This exhibition reflected the tensions between mining, conservation and consumption and is explored through installation, works on paper, painting, artists’ books, digital storytelling and sound.


Donna Davis REsource _detail_ 2013_ mixed media installation
Julia Davis – DARK MATTER
 

Exhibition Dates: 1 July - 4 September 2016

 

In response to the ideas in the Bimblebox touring exhibition, Northern Beaches-based artist Julia Davis drew upon the ideas of art and science to create an installation that was site specific. At the core of her practice, Julia explores understandings of the body in relation to matter and how this underpins our sense of self and place.

Julia Davis detail Ru/apture 2 _ 2015

BLACK HARVEST: Artists mine Newcastle’s dark past, bright future 
 

Exhibition Dates: 1 July - 4 September

 

Two like-minded artists, Peter Tilley and Andy Devine, collaborated to create rich and complex conceptual works reflecting the industrial landscape of the Newcastle region. 

BLACK HARVEST

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN
 

Exhibition Dates: 13 May – 26 June 2016

 

The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) and Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) presented a national partnership exhibition of contemporary Australian ceramics curated by Glenn Barkley, formerly Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Jenny Orchard The Stranger_THUMB
NICOLE FORESHEW - Mulunma (Within, Inside) Nicole Foreshew 
 

Exhibition Dates: 13 May – 26 June 2016

 

An exhibition of photographic works by prize-winning Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Nicole Foreshew, as part of the 2016 Head On Photo Festival and the Guringai Festival, a celebration of Australia’s First Peoples and Indigenous culture in the Northern Sydney Region. 

Nicole Foreshew
EXPRESS YOURSELF
 

Exhibition Dates: 1 April – 8 May 2016

 

Celebrating the work of 42 emerging young artists from 18 secondary schools in the region and includes multi-media, digital, sculpture, graphics and drawing. The outstanding technical and artistic calibre of the works in Express Yourself reflect the artistic strength of the students in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and the high quality of teaching and learning in Visual Arts at the HSC level.

 

Express Yourself 2016 
DREAMING OF GALILEO
 

Exhibition Dates: 19 February – 27 March 2016

 

An exhibition by award-winning multidisciplinary Sydney artist, Vince Vozzo, most famous for his monumental stone and bronze figurative sculptures. His sculptural works are modernist in approach, exhibiting purity in line, geometry and form but these forms are from a tradition begun in the Paeolithic period with famous fertility carvings such as Venus of Willendorf.

Vince Vozzo 
PETER DITTMAR - AN OUTSIDER BETWEEN CULTURES
 

Exhibition Dates: 19 February – 27 March 2016

 

An exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed artist Peter Dittmar. Peter also owns a studio in Sydney and moves between Australia, Bali and Munich. He has had more than a 100 solo shows in 13 countries and is represented in private and public collections around the world. 

Peter Dittmar Trip to Cowra 2006 acrylic on board 120 x 180cm triptych
GO FIGURE! - REFRAMING THE ‘FIGURATIVE’
 

Exhibition Dates: 19 February – 27 March 2016

 

An exhibition celebrating the human body as a source of inspiration, as symbolism, as the focus of curiosity and as the hallmark of beauty, a representation of form that speaks of time, place and culture. Drawn from the works of thirty-one artists within Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s collection.

Go figure
DESTINATION SYDNEY

Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2015 to 14 February 2016

 

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the Mosman Art Gallery and National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery united in partnership with respected curator Lou Klepac OAM, to bring together more than 140 artworks that captured the spirit of Sydney in an explosion of colour and paint.

 

DESTINATION SYDNEY

2015 EXHIBITIONS

WAR TIME QUILTS: QUILTS FROM MILITARY FABRICS FROM THE ANNETTE GERO COLLECTION
 

Exhibition Dates: 3 July - 22 November 2015 

  

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, the quilts in this historic exhibition have been assembled by Dr. Annette Gero, who has been documenting and collecting quilts since 1982.

War Quilt Crimea
ANNE ZAHALKA: PLAYGROUND OF THE PACIFIC
 

Exhibition Dates: 4 September - 25 October 2015 

 

The Playground of the Pacific exhibition gathers together beach-themed images from previous photographic series and individual works by Anne Zahalka.

Manly Arts Festival
JENNY POLLAK: THE IMMORTALS
 

Exhibition Dates: 4 September - 25 October 2015 

 

 A new multimedia installation by Jenny Pollak in which she takes a metaphorical look at a world in which humans no longer exist.

Manly Arts Festival 2015
EXPRESS YOURSELF
 

Exhibition Dates: 13 Feb 2015 - 22 March 2015

 

Selected artworks by 2014 HSC Visual Arts students from schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. 

Express Yourself 2015
STEPHEN BOWERS: BEYOND BRAVURA
 

Exhibition Dates: 27 March 2015 - 3 May 2015

 

Beyond Bravura features an extensive selection of works by Stephen Bowers, one of Australia’s leading contemporary ceramic artists. 

Stephen Bowers contemporary ceramic artists
ACO VIRTUAL
 

Exhibition Dates: 27 March 2015 - 3 May 2015

 

This seven screen audio-visual installation features musicians from the world renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), playing music by Bach, Grieg, Smalley and Piazzolla in a remarkable interactive experience.  

ACO Virtual
DES MULLION: RAIDS & WARS
 

Exhibition Dates: 8 May 2015 - 28 June 2015

 

The work of emerging Indigenous Kamilaroi artist Des Mullion.  Des paints the goanna and the brown snake, exploring his narrative as a member of the stolen generation through his art.

Des Mullion Raids and Wars
JULIET HOLMES A COURT: A SENSE OF HERE
 

Exhibition Dates: 8 May 2015 - 28 June 2015

 

In a series of large oil paintings, Juliet Holmes à Court explores her fascination with the transformation of the tangible into the intangible.

Juliet Holmes a Court
SALTWATER COUNTRY
 

Exhibition Dates: 8 May 2015 - 28 June 2015

 

Showcasing more than 50 works by 16 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists, this multidisciplinary exhibition features evocative images of Queensland’s coast, sand and sea and examines its cultural importance and connection to country. 

Saltwater Country

2014 EXHIBITIONS

 

SARAH ROBSON: SPATIAL INTERVENTIONS

 

Exhibition Dates: 7 November 2014 - 14 December 2014

 

Sarah Robson has moved between the disciplines of painting, sculpture and installation throughout her career. This exhibition brings together for the first time a selection of works, spanning a 20 year period, that exhibit her ongoing fascination with the creation of space. In her work the material and abstract intersect, to reveal the intangible facets of our existence.

 

 
JOSHUA YELDHAM: SURRENDER  

Exhibition Dates: 19 September 2014 - 2 November 2014

 

An exhibition exploring the work of one of Australia's most unique and creative contemporary artists, through film, painting, photography and sculpture. This exhibition revealed Yeldham's early creative inspiration, and spritual journey into the Australian landscape. This exhibition took audiences on a journey past jagged sandstone cliffs, along river banks, through twisted spotted gums and oyster leases, recording the beauty and timelessness of the landscape.

 

 Joshua Yeldham
THE MAKING OF MIDNIGHT OIL  

Exhibition Dates: 20 June 2014 - 7 September 2014

 

This major touring exhibition developed by MAG&M, celebrates the role Midnight Oil has played in our social and cultural history over the past 40 years. Through a long and distinguished career, the band became known for its ‘uniquely Australian’ sound, intense live performances and political activism, particularly in aid of anti-nuclear, environmentalist and Indigenous causes. A collection of rare memorabilia - artefacts, posters, film, documents and photographs - sourced from public and private collections, including the archive of the band itself, forms the exhibition.

 

The Making of Midnight Oil will be touring to Newcastle and Melbourne, dates TBC.

 

 

 

 Midnight Oil

501 LITTLE DISHES: A CHILDHOOD MEMOIR  

Exhibition Dates: 2 May 2014 - 8 June 2014

 

Christine Ball takes us on a journey through her Northern Beaches childhood from 1952 until her final year of school in 1970. The images – sometimes abstract, sometimes figurative – are mapped on small hanging dishes measuring 12cm in diameter, creating a dynamic and evocating installation exploring memory and place. 

 

 

 

Christine Ball 

THE COURSE OF OBJECTS: THE FINE LINES OF ENQUIRY  

Exhibition Dates: 2 May 2014 - 8 June 2014

 

This exhibition aims to map recent ceramic practice in Australia that explores or embodies pertinent ideas. Unravelling the associations between things or constellations in things, curator Susan Ostling and 26 contemporary artists consider possible transient affinities and correspondences between the selected works to trigger or to extend connections in the realm of metaphor. Presented in partnership wth The Australian Ceramics Association.

 

 The Course of Objects

THE THREE O'S: ORBAN, OLSEN & OGBURN  

Exhibition Dates: 21 March 2014 - 27 April 2014

 

With over ninety works drawn from major institutions and public collections, The Three O’s: Orban, Olsen & Ogburn, reassesses the creative paths of three unique artists. Curated by Emma Collerton, this touring exhibition explores the legacy of Desiderius Orban and that of two of his students, John Ogburn and John Olsen. Both later taught at Orban’s studio before blazing their own trails in Australian Art.

 

This was a touring exhibition developed by Orange Regional Gallery and supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation. 

 

 

 The Three O's

ART FROM THE VAULT

 

Exhibition Dates: 21 March 2014 - 27 April 2014

 

Artworks by Tom Roberts, Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, A.H. Fullwood and Harold Greenhill fill the walls and join more recent acquisitions of works by Paul Ryan, Bill Leak, Merilyn Fairskye, Paola Talbert and John Olsen, among others. The exhibition aims to introduce new audiences to the collection and enable all visitors to marvel at familiar masterpieces and rarely seen gems from the ‘vault’.

 

  Art From the Vault

EXPRESS YOURSELF  

Exhibition Dates: 21 February 2014 - 16 March 2014

 

Express Yourself is a vibrant, fascinating and dynamic exhibition showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the 2013 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  

 

The diversity of media - from painting to printmaking, installation to photo media - and the outstanding technical and artistic calibre of the works in Express Yourself reflect the artistic strength of the students in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and the high quality of teaching and learning in Visual Arts at the HSC level. The exhibition features over 40 students’ artworks from nineteen secondary schools.

 

 

2013 EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 Express Yourself 2014

BILL LEAK PORTRAITS  

Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2013 - 9 February 2014

 

Bill Leak Portraits gathers together a definitive selection  of his incisive and frequently provocative portraits of some of Australia's most famous and infamous personalities. A regular Archibald Prize finalist and twice winner of both People's Choice and the Packing Room prizes, Leak's portraits are never less than provocative, controversial and incisive.

 Bill Leak

SUE HEALEY ON VIEW  

 

Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2013 - 9 February 2014

 

Sue Healey is one of Australia's leading contemporary choreographers and a highly respected dance, film and installation artist. For Manly Art Gallery & Museum she is creating a new dance installation work that will feature two dancers Raghav Handa and Shona Erskine.

 

 

 Sue Healey

KEEPING COMPANY WITH THE COLLECTION

 

Exhibition Dates: 8 November 2013 - 1 December 2013 

 

A selected exhibition of works by members of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society and northern beaches artists who have drawn inspiration from MAG&M’s diverse collection. The exhibition support and connects this region’s contemporary artists with the gallery and its collection, established in 1924.

 

 Keeping Company with the Collection

NORTHERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE: TAFE 2013

 

Exhibition Dates: 8 November 2013 - 1 December 2013 

 

A dynamic installation by graduating students from the School of Fine Arts, Digital Arts & Design at Northern Beaches College, Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE. For the first time at MAG&M, this special collaborative project draws together the collective creativity, ingenuity and technical skills of the artists to work on a themed installation of work.

 

 Tafe 2013

CHRIS LANGOIS: POINTS IN TIME

 

Exhibition Dates: 6 September 2013 - 3 November 2013 

 

Chris Langlois has attained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. His powerful imagery of the sea, sky and land transcend time and space to become about personal experience. Langlois has been called ‘a painter’s painter’ as he revels in a process of painting that allows images to emerge from the canvas. This exhibition spans 15 years, revealing the evolution of an artist committed to experimenting with ideas and techniques. Touring to 6 regional galleries including Gippsland Art Gallery which co-developed this exhibition.

 

 Chris Langois

RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE 2012

 

Exhibition Dates: 26 July 2013 - 1 September 2013 

 

The Ranamok Glass Prize is an annual acquisitive award of contemporary glass by Australian and New Zealand artists, founded in 1994 by Andy Plummer and Maureen Cahill and includes major pieces by many renowned artists. The Prize demands that works be innovative, and display excellence and imagination in quality of idea and execution. The Ranamok Winners Collection comprises examples of the finest contemporary art glass from Australasia.

 

 Ranamok

JONATHAN JONES

 

Exhibition Dates: 7 June 2013 - 21 July 2013

 

Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri artist Jonathan Jones presents a solo exhibition as part of the 2013 Guringai Festival. Jones’ celebrated site-specific installations, light works, drawings and films build connections by exploring the way history continues into the present. Adding to a growing body of work focussed on the Sydney basin, home of the Eora people, Jones highlights the critical overlap between the purportedly separate cultures of black and white Australia.

 

 Jonathan Jones

TAMWORTH TEXTILE TRIENNIAL

 

Exhibition Dates: 7 June 2013 - 21 July 2013

 

A showcase for the changing ideas and professional craftsmanship associated with contemporary textile practice in Australia. The works in Sensorial Loop reflect an important shift in the definition of contemporary practice, where lines are blurred within disciplines as fine artists enrol in embroidery courses and textile practitioners work alongside architects and film makers. Curated by Patrick Snelling and toured by Tamworth Regional Gallery.

 

 Sensorial Loop

AMANDA PENROSE HART

 

Exhibition Dates: 26 April 2013 - 2 June 2013

 

Bayview artist Amanda Penrose Hart has spent two years working on site around Manly from either a small dinghy or her car, creating oils in the ‘plein air’ tradition that remain small in scale for good reason. In Manly: somewhere on the Australian coast, Penrose Hart captures the spirit of that patch of coastal paradise that is ‘seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care’.

 

 Amanda Penrose Hart

JOHN OGDEN: SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS

 

Exhibition Dates: 26 April 2013 - 2 June 2013

  

Slightly Dangerous celebrates forty years of photography by local artist John Ogden and coincides with the launch of Ogden’s latest book. It is important to occasionally look in the rear vision mirror while hurtling headlong into the future, and Ogden’s thoughtful, and at times provocative, work reminds us what is lost in the rush. Part of the Head On Photo Festival, Sydney’s major innovative showcase for Australian and international photography.

 

 John Ogden

NOSTALGICA: CHUCK BRADLEY

 

Exhibition Dates: 17 May 2013 - 23 June 2013

 

Photographer Chuck Bradley presents a new series of work developed while artist-in-residence at Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Bradley draws from an eclectic array of beach objects from Manly’s museum and other local collections to create quirky and evocative still life narratives.

 

 Chuck Bradley

COURAGE TO CARE

 

Exhibition Dates: 15 March 2013 - 21 April 2013

  

Courage to Care is a touring program aimed at promoting racial tolerance, harmony, understanding and ethical values, particularly to young people. The message – that each person can and does make a difference – is placed in a contemporary context, to show that each of us can act when confronted by discrimination, racism, prejudice and bullying. The exhibition has a strong educational focus and includes tours and talks by Holocaust survivors.

 

 Courage to Care

EXPRESS YOURSELF 2013

 

Exhibition Dates: 8 February 2013 - 10 March 2013

 

An exhibition by 2012 HSC Visual Arts students from schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. The diverse works – photographic, drawn, sculptural or time-based – are inspired by each student’s experiences; some reflecting personal matters, others exploring the broader social, political and environmental issues that so deeply affect those emerging into adulthood.

 

 Express Yourself

2012 EXHIBITIONS

HOW YESTERDAY REMEMBERS TOMORROW



LEAVE NOTHING BUT PRINTS: Warringah Printmakers Studio celebrates 15 years of safer print practice 

 Exhibition Dates: 20 July 2012 - 2 September 2012

The Warringah Printmakers Studio is an artist run initiative that makes art accessible to artists and community members and has pioneered a safer and environmentally aware approach to printmaking. Leave Nothing But Prints was a celebration of the artists' acheivements and showcased innovative techniques and printing methods. PDF format Leave Nothing But Prints - Invitation (921.65 KB) pdf format Leave Nothing But Prints - Media Release (170.71 KB)


 

 

CONTINUUM: Ceramics from the Northern Beaches College of TAFE 

Exhibition Dates: 20 July 2012 - 2 September 2012


The Northern Beaches College of TAFE Ceramics Department has a 39 year history of developing exceptional students, and is committed to clay as a medium for artistic expression. Continuum showcased the work of current and past teachers, graduating students and work of their artist-in-residence program. PDF format Continuum - Invitation (383.99 KB) pdf format Continuum - Media Release (153.79 KB)



WHITE GUMS AND RAMOXES: Ceramics and artworks by Merric and Arthur Boyd from the Bundanon Trust Collection 

Exhibition Dates: 8 June 2012 - 15 July 2012


A touring exhibition of ceramics by Merric Boyd and Arthur Boyd from the Bundanon Trust collection. The exhibition takes its title from two characteristic motifs in the work of the artists: Merric was preoccupied with interpretations of white gum trees, while Arthur's 'ramox' is typical of his interest in metamorphised and hybrid figures of a 'ram' and an 'ox'. Curated by Grace Cochrane. pdf format Invitation - White Gums and Ramoxes (387.14 KB) pdf format Media Release - White Gums and Ramoxes (75.38 KB)


 
DANIE MELLOR 

Exhibition Dates: 8 June 2012 - 15 July 2012


Solo exhibition of new works by celebrated artist Danie Mellor. Addressing Australia's shared Indigenous and European histories, Mellor incorporates colonial voices and references to his own diverse ancestry, creating both a new visual narrative of Australian history and a new language for today. pdf format Invitation - Danie Mellor (1.01 MB) pdf format Media Release - Danie Mellor (165.22 KB)



REGENERATION: Contemporary Quilt Textiles

Exhibition Dates: 27 April 2012 - 3 June 2012


A thoughtful exhibition of contemporary quilt textiles on the theme of regeneration, showing newly created works by 19 textile artists from around Australia. A partnership exhibition between The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc. and Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Curated by Jennifer Sanders, former deputy director of the Powerhouse Museum. pdf format Regeneration contemporary quilt textiles - invitation (4.21 MB) pdf format Media Release - Regeneration Contemporary Quilt Textiles (37.48 KB) pdf format Regeneration Catalogue 2012 (15.64 MB)


 

CAROLE DOUGLAS: Markers for the Journey

Exhibition Dates: 27 April 2012 - 3 June 2012

 

Markers for the Journey celebrates the way in which human journeys are marked across time and space through patterns of ritual, language, adornment, shelter and land use. Artist Carole Douglas creates a stimulating environment bringing together image, sound, light and textiles to represent the unique sights and sounds of the pastoral communities in Kachchh in North Western India. pdf format Carole Douglas Markers for the Journey - invitation (685.99 KB) pdf format Media Release - Carole Douglas Markers for the Journey (44.51 KB) 



2012 EXPRESS YOURSELF: HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney's Northern Beaches

Exhibition Dates: 16 March 2012 - 22 April 2012

 

Express Yourself is a vibrant exhibition that showcased the talent and creativity of the 2011 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The diversity of media - from painting to printmaking, installation to photo media - and the high technical and artistic calibre of the works in Express Yourself reflect the effervescent creativity being fostered in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. The exhibition featured over 30 students’ artworks from sixteen secondary schools. Youth Art Awards In conjunction with Express Yourself, two awards are granted annually to students featured in the exhibition. Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society presents a $2,000 award and the Theo Batten Youth Art Award of $5,000 is awarded to a student continuing tertiary study in the arts. pdf format 2012 Express Yourself - invitation (984.84 KB) pdf format Media Release - Express Yourself 2012 (140.23 KB)   



BEACHCOMBER: Jennifer Marshall - Works on Paper and Paintings (1981 - 2011)

Exhibition Dates: 3 February 2012 - 11 March 2012

 

A survey exhibition of works by prominent Australian printmaker Jennifer Marshall, who explores the sea as her theme. Marshall works across diverse media including woodcuts, linocuts, etchings, drawing, watercolour, gouache and painting. Curated by Akky van Ogtrop. pdf format Jennifer Marshall - invitation (492.70 KB) pdf format Jennifer Marshall - Media Release (177.46 KB) pdf format Jennifer Marshall - catalogue (9.11 MB)



ELEMENTS: John Reid

Exhibition Dates: 3 February 2012 - 11 March 2012

 

Local artist John Reid's new body of work continues to look at the notion of paint as a language and the painted canvas as a live and reactive surface. Fuelled by years of study as a biochemist, Reid's focus is on the forces of nature and the honesty of the natural world. pdf format John Reid - invitation (1.27 MB) pdf format John Reid - Media Release (72.31 KB)


2011 EXHIBITIONS

2011 Manly Art Gallery exhibition calendars

THE NARRATIVE KNOT: Stories in Ceramics

Exhibition Dates: 2 December 2011 - 22 January 2012

 

The Australian Ceramics Association’s Biennial Exhibition 2011 Curated by Gerry Wedd The idea of ‘the narrative knot’ implies interlocking or interweaving stories of, and about, making ceramics. Artists will explore the idea of objects with stories to tell, whether it be writing and drawing of stories on the ceramic surface or the effects of flame and glaze on a fired surface telling the story of making, firing and the maker. pdf format The Narrative Knot - invitation (3.53 MB) pdf format The Narrative Knot - Media Release (70.88 KB) pdf format The Narrative Knot catalogue (2.61 MB)


 

PROmotion

Exhibition Dates: 2 December 2011 - 22 January 2012

 

This exhibition will mark the 50th anniversary of The Journal of Australian Ceramics with both newly created ceramic work from selected practitioners and work from the collection of MAG&M. In the months leading up to this exhibition, artists will be blogging about their making process, their work and The Journal as a source of research material. The collaborative blog will continue alongside the works encouraging visitors to be part of the process. Curated by Dee Taylor-Graham.



BROOKVALE TAFE: Graduating students

Exhibition Dates: 11 November 2011 - 27 November 2011

 

Graduating students from the School of Fine Arts, Digital Arts & Design at Northern Beaches College, Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE present their best work in a wide range of subject matter and technical skills. pdf format Invitation - rrggbb Northern Sydney Insitute TAFE 2011 (257.33 KB) pdf format Media Release - Northern Beaches College of TAFE 2011 (482.95 KB) pdf format 2011 TAFE catalogue (762.81 KB)


 

FRED MAGRO: New Work 

Exhibition Dates: 11 November 2011 - 27 November 2011

 

Fred Magro presents a new body of work inspired by the sea and landscapes of the northern beaches. His dimensional constructions using oil paints and collage with plastic film and mixed media are experiments in composition and colour saturation. The storytelling in the pieces is an enactment of past techniques, marks imperfectly recovered from past habitats. pdf format Fred Magro - Invitation (429.93 KB) pdf format Media Release - Fred Magro (571.07 KB)



OFF SHORE: Artists of Scotland Island and Pittwater's Western Foreshore

Exhibition Dates: 2 September 2011 - 6 November 2011

 

The Pittwater region of Sydney continues to attract and inspire artists, drawn by its natural beauty, relative isolation and creative community. This exhibition of the work of twenty-four artists reflects the strengths of their collective consciousness as well as the diversity of media and techniques, and ideas and themes in their individual works. Part of the 2011 Manly Arts Festival. pdf format 2011 Manly Arts Festival & Off Shore - invitation (1.06 MB) pdf format 2011 Manly Arts Festival & Off Shore - Media Release (84.36 KB) pdf format Off Shore catalogue (5.71 MB)



HOT OFF THE PRESS: New Directions for The Sydney Printmakers 

Exhibition Dates: 15 July 2011 - 28 August 2011

 

Sydney Printmakers celebrates its 50th Anniversary still following the tradition of artist printmaker - making marks and producing images on surfaces that can be transferred onto paper or some other two-dimentional material.  pdf format Sydney Printmakers invitation (441.82 KB) pdf format Media release - Hot Off the Press - Sydney Printmakers (29.21 KB) pdf format Sydney Printmakers Catalogue (3.39 MB)



KURU ALALA: eyes open

Exhibition Dates: 3 June 2011 - 10 July 2011

 

A fascinating collaborative exhibition by Tjanpi Desert Weavers and contemporary installation artists Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Alison Clouston. Developed by the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and curated by Virginia Rigney. Proudly supported by the Balnaves Foundation and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. Part of the 2011 Guringai Festival. pdf format Invitation - Kuru Alala (483.41 KB) pdf format Media Release - Kuru Alala (225.20 KB)



UNION: Mark Rhodes

Exhibition Dates: 3 June 2011 - 10 July 2011

 

Through his paintings, northern beaches artist Mark Rhodes uses a unique combination of float techniques and traditional oil glazes to capture fluid movements of energy, where creation and destruction shape our environment. ‘Nature has no rules only an infinite and overwhelming capacity for change'. pdf format Invitation - Mark Rhodes (305.02 KB) pdf format Media Release - Mark Rhodes (130.01 KB)



PERSONAL SPACE: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints

Exhibition Dates: 22 April 2011 - 29 May 2011 


An international exhibition of prints by fifty Australian and Chinese artists working in the tradition of the fine art print  The theme ‘personal space’ offers a variety of interpretations on the concept of 'space' in ways that are literal, symbolic, external and internal. Supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and curated by Michael Kempson, Senior Lecturer and Director of Cicada Press, at the College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW. Touring exhibition throughout 2012. pdf format Invitation - Personal Space (628.01 KB) pdf format Media Release - Personal Space (60.71 KB)  



EXPRESS YOURSELF: HSC Visual Arts students from the Northern Beaches 

Exhibition Dates: 18 March 2011 - 17 April 2011

 

Artworks by 2010 HSC Visual Arts students from schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, representing their diverse bodies of work including multi-media, digital, sculpture, graphics and drawing. Youth Art Awards In conjunction with Express Yourself, two awards are granted annually to students featured in the exhibition. Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society presents a $2,000 award and the Theo Batten Youth Art Award of $5,000 is awarded to a student continuing tertiary study in the arts. pdf format 2011 Express Yourself invitation (1.60 MB) pdf format 2011 Express Yourself - Media Release (40.45 KB)  

 


 

KEEPING COMPANY: 2011 Members exhibition 

Exhibition Dates: 11 February 2011 - 13 March 2011


Selected works by members of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society. This biannual exhibition showcases the diverse skills and media by artists within the region. This exhibition is selected by Robert Linnegar, Director of King Street Gallery on William. pdf format Keeping Company - invitation (1.33 MB) pdf format 2011 Keeping Company - Media Release (28.20 KB) 



CECIL BOSTOCK: Sydney

Exhibition Dates: 11 February 2011 - 13 March 2011

 

An exhibition of photographs by Cecil Bostock (1884 - 1939), founder of the Sydney Camera Circle which brought together key photographers of the time. This is the third in a series of focus exhibitions on Sydney photographers connected with the Northern Beaches region, after Harold Cazneaux and Max Dupain. pdf format Cecil Bostock_invitation (406.75 KB) pdf format Cecil Bostock - Media Release (27.61 KB)