Current Exhibitions

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David Fairbairn: Drawn to Print

LAST WEEKS! This touring showcase comprises drawings produced from 2010-2016, and etchings of the same sitters created during the period 2015-2017. Also on display, Art(ful) Futures: Of the Mind and CLICK: Schools in Focus until 3 December.


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2017 IMAGinE awards

Museums & Galleries of NSW recently announced winners of the 2017 IMAGinE awards. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery was recognised again for its commitment to community partnerships and innovation and was awarded Highly Commended for the exhibition project Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures. This is a terrific result among a very competitive field. Not to be missed, the second exhibition project in the Living Cultures series is focused on surf lifesaving and opens 10 December. 

Art Classes

paintng from Art Club 2016

Art Classes

All art classes are guided by trained art educators and artists. We offer classes for all levels of skill - from toddlers to adults, beginners to those with expertise. Click on the Learn page for details. Make a booking and come along for some fun.

Image: Painting by student in Art Club

On Tour

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

Wild Side: the animal in art

Our partnership touring exhibition project Wild Side: the animal in art was on display at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, until late 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.