Current Exhibitions

install BOARD: Surf and skate exhibition

BOARD: Surf and skate cultures meet contemporary art

With an eye to fresh takes, relevance and multidisciplinary practice, and in line with the outdoors character of the concurrent season, this exhibition recognises the board as a ubiquitous feature of Australian life and consequently fertile ground for the visual arts.

Also on display until 4 February 2018, Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures and Five Islands School: At the beach.


all a board

Hit the Road Jack

Unique opportunity for young adults (12-18yrs) to have their work in the BOARD exhibition! The sculpted skateboard blanks in the installation Hit the road Jack are waiting to be selected and decorated with your artwork in our guided workshop on Wednesday 17 January 1.30-3.30pm. When you’ve finished, your board goes back into the exhibition until 4 February. But then it’s yours to take home! Ring the gallery now as bookings are limited. Click here or contact Visitor's Services 02 49210382. If you miss out check the gallery's programs and get involved in one of our competitions or other workshops.

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. (Painting above 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.