The Phantom, created in 1936 by Lee Falk, was the first costume ‘superhero’ and pre-dated Superman (1938) and Spiderman (1962). Manly Art Gallery and Museum is the final Australian venue for a touring exhibition of contemporary artworks inspired by The Phantom, created by Peter Kingston, Dieter Lederwasch, Euan Macleod and Dick Frizzell among 40 artists.

Explore why this comic book character resonates so strongly halfway across the world, nearly 80 years later.

When: Friday 8 September to Sunday 29 October 2017
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly
Cost: Free
Contact: artgallery@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or 02 9976 1421
Hosted by Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Image: The Phantom Show – Luke Sciberras, ‘The ghost who chalks’, courtesy Manly Art Gallery & Museum

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