Manly Arts Festival 2011

August 23rd, 2011

* SYDNEY    

  • 2 – 18 September 2011
  • Launch night Friday 2 September 2011, 6-8pm
  • Free event

At the Manly Arts Festival 2011, there is something for everyone – Special Events, Visual Arts Events, Exhibitions, Open Studios, Music, Dance & Performance, Library Events, Youth Events and Workshops.

Here’s a taste of what’s on:

Saturday 17 September 2011, 4 – 8pm
Bring yourselves, a picnic, lanterns and/or Venetian Carnivale mask for a fun outdoor family event, as the Gallery is transformed into a place of celebration and performance.
Enjoy live music by Matt Trapnell & Friends, Madagoba and Flip ‘n’ the Birds. Join the twilight procession and watch the finale light show on the beach. Gallery open till 8pm.
Sausage sizzle by Rotary Club of Manly Sunrise.
Outside Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, Manly
Cost: Free
Contact: 9976 1421

Wednesday 14 September 2011, 12 noon – Bookings essential 
Join this fantastic lunch at Le Kiosk to help raise funds for the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society, featuring artist Ben Quilty, 2011 Archibald Prize winner, in conversation with ABC Arts reporter Anne Maria Nicholson.
Le Kiosk Restaurant, 1 Marine Parade, Manly
Cost: $50 Society Members,
$60 non members
Contact: 9976 1421

Saturdays 3, 10 & 17 September 2011, 11am
This easy pace history walk includes many fascinating, intriguing and even wild stories of Manly’s past. Stories of British Colonisation, escaped convicts, agrarian outrages, shipwrecks, castles and how our village was built.
Also hear about strange creatures from the deep and the men who walked over water. Come along and get a blast from the past!
Meet at the shell sculpture at Manly Wharf
Cost: $12 adults, $6 kids
Contact: 0404 338 652

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September 2011, 9am – 5:30pm
Watermarks is an exciting weekend event held in the water-access only communities of Pittwater.
Come explore artists’ studios and homes on Scotland Island and in Elvina Bay. Demonstrations, talks, music and food add to the festival-like atmosphere. Studios open 10am – 4pm.
Scotland Island and Elvina Bay (accessible from Church Point)
Cost: Combined car-parking and ferry ticket price $25 adult, $15 concession

Saturday & Sunday 10 & 11 September 2011, 10am – 4pm 
To celebrate Manly Environment Centre’s 20th Birthday, an International Conference for Environment Centre’s & Community Activists’ is being held. Environmental artists will be showcasing and selling their artworks.
Installation art will be on display in various locations around the site.
‘Short + Green Film Festival’ will run over the weekend.
Building 20, North Head Sanctuary, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Cost: Free
Contact & Register: Robynne 0423 982 349

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly NSW 2095

More info at Manly Arts Festival

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