About Us


The Gallery is closed temporarily from April – November 2019 while we undergo an exciting $2.3 million transformation. During this time, you can still enjoy the Sculpture Park, as well as our art classes that are continuing in new locations.

Stay tuned for details of our grand reopening celebration in November.

Contact details

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Address : First Street Booragul NSW 2284
(adjacent to Lake Macquarie High School)
Postal : Box 1906 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Telephone : 02 4921 0382
Fax: 02 4921 0329

Admission is free

Taxi Services Co-op: 133 300
Toronto Hire Cars: 02 4950 4111
Newcastle Bus Service: 131 500
CityRail Trains: 131 500

Gallery Staff

Photo: sculpture park featuring detail of 'Hear the Art' (1996) by Richard Tipping
Gallery Director
Debbie Abraham
Meryl Ryan
Education & Public Programs Officer
Joanna Davies
Collection & Exhibitions Officer
Rob Cleworth
Marketing and Audience Engagement Officer
Laura Wilson
Visitor Services
Anna Scobie
Lauren Potts
Jordann Charter-Smith
Nada Artym


Photo: Art Gallery facilities prepared for a dining experience

The gallery site is welcoming and visitor friendly with:

  • state-of-the-art seminar facilities for a wide range of purposes from art classes, lectures and residencies by visiting artists and academics, to community and corporate events
  • a retail outlet for contemporary craft and design
  • easy ramp access to the gallery for wheelchairs and prams
  • baby changing facilities and disability access to toilets
  • ample car parking adjacent to Hunter Rowing Club
  • helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff

Family Activities

Photo: Family Activity Corner

Young gallery visitors and their families can find fun things to do in our Family Activity Corner where inspiration and materials are provided all year round. Explore the sculpture park and exhibition together using our Family Exhibition Activity Sheet or our Sculpture Park Worksheet.

Group Tours

Photo: Group tour of the sculpture park

The gallery is an ideal destination for visitors. Guided tours are available for small and large groups. Come and explore the exhibition and sculpture park with your friends or colleagues. There are tea-making facilities in the gallery as well as plenty of parking for cars and coaches. For the more energetic visitor, the gallery also has bike racks.