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: Russell Anderson's Tea bag jiggler 5 (1993-94)

Tea Duelling Competition

Spectate or participate in this honourable (biscuit-dunking) sport of choice for steampunks worldwide. Professor Marteno Swift, Tiffen-Master General and member of the Australian Tea Duelling Association, will umpire the proceedings. To register as a competitor, a love of tea and bookings are essential. Sunday 28 September from 2pm. FREE event!

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.