Current exhibition

Artwork: detail of Ruth Feeney's 'installation 'leaf chain'

a very fine river: confict stories from the Hunter

This gallery exhibition project draws on the work of five Hunter-based artists: Sophia Emmett, Ruth Feeney, Carolyn McKay, Tara Standing and Ryan Williams. In each case, the artists not only reflect on this important period of history, but also explore how the past continues to resonate in the present.


Photo: High Tea at the gallery

High Tea & Conversation

Join the Gallery Society for delicious high tea and a glass of bubbles while you listen to Dr David Murray discuss the history of true crime in Australia and the Newcastle penal outstations. Sunday 17 August, 2.00–3.30pm, $25 non-members or $20 members. Bookings essential and all funds raised by the Gallery Society go towards the purchase of artworks for the Gallery’s collection. Ring Visitor Services now 02 4965 8260 and claim your place!

Art Classes

Photo: kids' art activity in the gallery grounds

Artmaking for all

Our innovative education program offers artmaking experiences for all ages and levels of skill – from toddlers to adults – from beginners to those with expertise. Our changing weekday and weekend classes cover everything from drawing to painting, sculpture to mixed media. We also offer children's half-day workshops during each school holiday period along with free activities for all the family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

On Tour

Photo: Life in your hands installation

Life In Your Hands Tour

Our in-house exhibition project Life in Your Hands has just completed its 18-month Australian tour to venues in Victoria, South Australia, NSW, ACT and Queensland, where it was unanimously well received.