All year round!

The dedicated professional staff at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery work enthusiastically behind the scenes so everyone can enjoy unique cultural experiences by the lake.

The highly motivated team has built an enduring reputation for well-designed, thought-provoking exhibitions of wide-reaching appeal.

Characterised by diversity and community engagement, the exhibition program prioritises regional distinctiveness and making visual art both accessible and inspiring for all audiences.

[image right] Gallery Curator Meryl Ryan and the team installing in the gallery.

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Photo: exhibition installation in progress at the gallery

Current Exhibitions

Artful futures participant

Art(ful) Futures: Of the Mind

20 October – 3 December 2017

A partnership project with Arts in Recovery and Newcastle Community Arts Centre coordinated by Jo O'Toole and John Cliff and supported by Create NSW through the Regional Partnerships Program.

David Fairbairn: Drawn to Print

20 October – 3 December 2017

The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, The Orange Regional Gallery and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery are supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

CLICK: Schools in Focus

20 October – 3 December 2017

A gallery project coordinated by Anna Scobie.

Coming Up

Artwork Shaun Gladwell

BOARD: surf and skate culture meet contemporary art

9 December 2017 – 11 February 2018

A partnership project curated by Meryl Ryan. This exhibition is supported by the Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures

9 December 2017 – 11 February 2018

A gallery project coordinated by Debbie Abraham and Jo O'Toole with the Aboriginal Reference Group, local surf clubs and historical societies.

Five Islands School: At the Beach

9 December 2017 – 11 February 2018

A gallery project coordinated by Jo Davies.

On Tour

Artwork: Allan Chawner 'Life in your hands' (video still) 2012 © the artist

Wild Side: the animal in art

Dec 2014 – Sept 2015

Our partnership touring exhibition project Wild Side: the animal in art was on display at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, until 14 September 2015. Co-curated by LMCAG's Meryl Ryan and WPCC's Kent Buchanan, the exhibition considered humankind's relationship with the greater animal kingdom. Included were works from both galleries' collections, alongside loans from some of Australia's finest contemporary artists.

How to apply

Photo: Jane Lander: This is the big picture exhibition, 11 March – 17 April 2011

The gallery welcomes expressions of interest from artists, curators, galleries and artists’ groups seeking an exhibition, or proposing ideas for an exhibition for the program.