Current exhibitions

Artwork: detail of Kate O'Brien's photograph 'Ava Nara'

The Antipodean Steampunk Show and a very fine river

Contemporary technology and Victorian styling join forces in spectacular fashion in the touring exhibition The Antipodean Steampunk Show. The gallery exhibition project a very fine river: convict stories from the Hunter reflects on our convict history and how the past continues to resonate in the present. Also showing is CLICK: schools in focus featuring works by students from Warners Bay High School.


Photo: Courtney Collins' book 'The Burial'

Book Launch Success

The gallery was delighted former Hunter Valley resident, author Courtney Collins delivered a special reading from her acclaimed novel, The Burial. Collaborating with musician Jude Emmett and artist Biddy Marone, she created the perfect atmosphere to tell this heart-wrenching tale of female Australian bushranger Jessie Hickman. Last Sunday allcomers enjoyed the performance, great exhibitions, stunning views, high tea (and bubbles). Watch this space for more exciting events!

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.