Albert Henry Fullwood

View from Balmoral, 1885

Mosman Art Trail


Visit Mosman Art Trail to walk in the steps of famous artists and explore the stunning harbourside landscapes that inspired them. Experience the beauty of Mosman and its waterways and hidden coves through the eyes of the many artists who have lived and worked here including Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton, and Ethel Carrick Fox to name a few. The Mosman Art Trail is a unique cultural walk featuring illustrated signage of works from the Mosman Art Collection and The Balnaves Gift. Meander this 10km circuit at your own pace, or perhaps choose several destinations over a series of weekends – this walk is suitable for most ages (there are steps on some sections). Here you will discover the natural beauty of the region and why it continues to inspire so many artists today. Each artwork page contains an audio recording, read by actor Claudia Karvan, explaining the history of each work. You can also visit the works in-situ at the Mosman Art Gallery. Enjoy!

Tips for walking Mosman Art Trail:

  • Accessibility – wheelchair access is available at the following signs; 1,2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 
  • Visit the Mosman Art Trail by ferry (stop at Mosman Bay – Mosman Bay Ferry Service), bus (to Spit Bridge – 178, 180, Mosman Bay - 230, Balmoral - 114, Chowder Bay, Georges Heights - 111), or car (street parking available at all sign locations)
  • Mosman Art Trail follows the Bondi to Manly coast walk – there are two locations where you will have a short deviation from the trail at sign 4 and 6.
  • Choose to do the whole 10km trail or highlight locations in your own time!
  • A sunhat, water bottle and sunscreen are essential
  • Listen to Claudia Karvan tell the story of each artwork – click the artwork below to hear the audio 

View the map for the Mosman Art Trail here:

PDF icon Mosman Art Trail map (3 MB)


Margaret Preston

Wooden Bridge, 1925

Margaret Preston

Mosman Bridge, c.1927

Elioth Gruner

Taylors Bay, 1913

James R. Jackson

Sydney Harbour, 1965

Arthur Streeton

Sydney Harbour, 1895

Sydney Long

Clifton Gardens, 1905

Ethel Carrick Fox

On Balmoral Beach, 1913

Albert Henry Fullwood

View from Balmoral, 1885

Susan Rothwell

Balmoral Shark Net, c. 2008

Jasper Knight

Spit Bridge Tower, 2015

Will Ashton

House Boats, the Spit, Sydney Harbour, 1937

James R Jackson

The Spit, Sydney, 1935