Current exhibitions

artwork: Ken Unsworth's 'Untitled no 19' 1978

Wild Side: the animal in art, Animal Sanctuary and A Tribute: Uncle Jim Ridgeway

The animals are coming! Wild Side: the animal in art is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Also on display are our exhibitions Animal Sanctuary showcasing the work students from Newcastle Junior, Middle and Senior schools have produced throughout the year; and A Tribute: Uncle Jim Ridgeway celebrating the life and contribution of the late Aboriginal Elder Clifford James (Jim) Ridgeway.


Summer holiday classes

We have a range of fun summer holiday classes to suit both children and adults. From clay to tie-dye and print there is something for everyone. Numbers are limited so please contact the gallery for details and to make a booking.

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.