Current Exhibitions

First Class 18

9 February 2019 – 31 March 2019

This popular annual curated exhibition project continues the tradition of showcasing outstanding work produced by Hunter and Central Coast HSC Visual Arts students from the previous year.


image of a mimaga wajaar dancer

The Gallery is OPEN

New look gallery – coming soon!

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery will undergo a $2.3 million transformation in 2019, with works expected to begin in March. We are still open and continue to operate business as usual until 31 March. Come along and see our latest exhibition First Class 18, it is a delight for all ages.

Awaba House Restaurant and Cafe will remain open during construction and their phone number is 02 49506366.

Stay tuned for details of our grand-opening celebration in September.

Art Classes

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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.

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.