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Image: Frank Hurley, Manly Surf Life Saving Club, 1950s, National Library of Australia, courtesy of Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

To coincide with History Week 2018, the Manly Art Gallery and Museum is hosting an exhibition devoted to the fascinating life and career of adventurer, artist, photographer & film maker, Frank Hurley.

This exhibition casts new light on Frank Hurley’s early professional life in Sydney and then his later life on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. A period during which he produced photographs and books on Sydney, the Harbour, Northern Beaches area and Australian native plants which were his lifelong passion.

The exhibition has been curated by Gael Newton and Paul Costigan and features images from the National Library of Australia, private collections and the Hurley family archive.

When:    Saturday 1 September – Sunday 9 September
Times:    Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1 West Esplanade & Commonwealth Parade, Manly
Contact: or 02 9976 1421
Hosted by:     Manly Art Gallery & Museum