Current Exhibitions


Hunter Red: Re(A)d Earth

26 May – 22 July

A Hunter Cultural Collective project with partners Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery and The Lock-Up.

Lake Mac GLAM 18 Symposium

On Monday 2 July the symposium will be held at the gallery. Check out the program below. Bookings through eventbrite.


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Gallery wins 'Best in Show' at National Design Awards

The Art Gallery has won top honours in this year's MAPDAs (Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards) for the exhibition catalogue Book Club, both first in its section and 'Best in Show'. The Gallery also received Highly Commended for Board Sheet, the exhibition catalogue for Board: surf and skate cultures meet contemporary art. Both publications were in collaboration with Gallery curator Meryl Ryan and designer Stephen Goddard. The MAPDAs have been running for 14 years and this is the third time this gallery/designer team has won 'Best in Show'.

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.