Current Exhibitions

Artwork Ali G. Baker

Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia

10 February - 25 March 2018

LAST WEEKS! This National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years. Also on display, Your Collection: Look Out and Artist Focus: Sally Bourke.


historic image open boat

Surf lifesaving history on display!

Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures (surf lifesaving) is now on display in SEEN@SWANSEA until 1 April. This exhibition provides a great view of the history of surf lifesaving clubs in Lake Macquarie through photographs and objects sourced from Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Redhead and Swansea-Belmont Surf Lifesaving Clubs and local historical societies. SEEN@SWANSEA is located on First Floor Mezzanine 228 Pacific Highway, Swansea. Open 7 days 10am-3pm.

A Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery project coordinated by Debbie Abraham and Joanna O'Toole

image: Artist Unknown 'Caves Beach Open Boat Crew' 1960, (Winners of the 1960-61 Australian Championships), Image courtesy of the Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club

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.