Currently installing

Artwork: Rosemary O’Rourke's drawing 'Cloth for Margaret Fitzgerald 1 2013

Felt Presence

This exhibition invited eight artists from Australia, Scotland and Ireland to interpret aspects of the lives of female convicts. Toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Felt Presence is a Devonport Regional Gallery exhibition. It is complemented by the gallery exhibition project a very fine river: convict stories from the Hunter featuring the work of five Hunter-based artists.


Photo: music at the gallery

A Month of Sundays

Visit the gallery on any Sunday afternoon in AUGUST and you will find something to enjoy. Be there! Sunday 3: Live music 2pm FREE
Sunday 10:Live music 2pm FREE
Sunday 17: Dr David Murray will discuss the history of true crime in Australia and the Newcastle penal outstation. Afternoon tea included (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL)
Sunday 24: Weekend workshop: Printmaking with Michael Bell (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL)
Sunday 31: Painting Masterclass: Chris Langlois (BOOKED OUT)

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.