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Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Volunteers

The gallery also has a group of trained volunteers who assist with reception, public programs, events and functions. New volunteers are welcome and can explore how they might participate in the program by contacting the gallery’s Education & Audience Development Officer on (02) 4965 8260 or email for further information.

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Photo: Gallery volunteers at work

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society

The Gallery Society aims to stimulate interest in the gallery; promote the use and enjoyment of the gallery and the site; and support the development of the gallery’s collection through fundraising activities. To succeed in achieving their aims, they organise social and fundraising activities involving society members and members of the wider community. Join in the fun! See the 'What's On' section of the website for details.


The annual Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society membership fees are as follows and are renewable at the beginning of each financial year.

Student $10, Single $25, Couple $40, Family $45, Corporate $100, Perpetual $250

Committee members for 2019

President: Roger Eggleton, Vice President: Christine Sanders, Secretary: Megan Dunnet, Treasurer: Jean Eggleton, General Committee: Terry Colling, Lyn Fraser, Maggie Hall, Avril McLeod, Janette Wilson.

2019 Committee Meetings: The committee meets on the first Friday of each month from 2pm. All Society members are welcome to attend.

2 AUG 2019, 2-3pm, Awaba House

6 SEP 2019, 2-3pm, Awaba House

Special Events

Dinner by the Lake Tuesday 13 August from 6pm

Join the members of the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society and the Gallery Director for a special dinner in the conservatory of historic Awaba House, with its spectacular views of Lake Macquarie. 

A highlight of the evening will be a talk by well-known journalist and author Scott Bevan. He will speak about the Gallery’s Shirley Firkin and Ruth Spenser Komon bequests and the art of collecting. The bequests especially feature works from the 1960s and 1970s by well-known Australian artists such as Sir William Dobell, Tom Gleghorn, John Coburn and Margaret Olley, many of whom the collectors knew personally.

TO BOOK: • Payments can be made by on-line funds transfer (EFT) or in-person deposit made to Westpac Bank, Warners Bay Branch BSB 032-521, Account name: Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society, Account number: 107272, Reference: {Your Name}. Alternatively, phone Art Gallery staff on 49201387 to make credit card payment. All funds raised at Gallery Society events support acquisitions for the Art Gallery collection. We look forward to dining with you.

Please note : All bookings (“Dinner by the Lake”; your name and contactinformation; number attending) must be advised to Treasurer Jean Eggleton (SMS 0410 319 062, or e-mail, including special meal requests (vegetarian etc.). All payments must be received no later than Friday, 2 August, in order to complete your booking. Questions? — Ask Jean!

 Lake Cruise 3 November. Save the date! Ticket details coming soon.

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Photo: Members of the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery preparing brochures for a mailout