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Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Location: 1A First Street
Phone: (02) 4965-8260
Fax: (02) 4965-8733


Tues to Sun 10am - 5pm and selected Public Holidays

 

Point of difference

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, the gallery precinct consists of an award winning purpose-built gallery, sculpture park, mosaic pathway, expansive leafy grounds, and historic Awaba House Restaurant Cafe.

Details

Lake Macquarie is unique amongst regional galleries in Australian due to its location and quality of programming. The gallery has received many national, state, and regional awards in tourism and Indigenous programming.

The gallery prides itself on hosting an exciting and changing program of nationally significant touring exhibitions alongside exhibitions featuring the work of the Hunter’s finest artists.

The contemporary craft outlet features many locally and nationally respected craftspeople. An ideal place to buy handcrafted ceramics, glass, textiles, art journals, books, catalogues, greeting cards, artist packs, and novelty items.

The major focus of the collection, including the works in the sculpture garden, reflect our unique location – Still Waters Clear Visions. We are also the custodians of a number of works by well-known Australian artists, including Sir William Dobell.

The gallery site is welcoming and visitor friendly with:
- free admission
- ample car parking
- easy ramp access to the gallery for wheelchairs and prams
- baby changing facilities

The gallery shop specialises in high-quality craft objects as well as fun and funky novelty items for kids and grown-ups. Come and shop in comfort with a view and then enjoy a coffee next door!

Awards

2009 IMAGinE Award for Education and Public Engagement
2009 Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards [MAPDA] for Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) for Adam Geczy: Concerts and High Commendation for Cold Front
2008 NSW Local Government Cultural Award for Aboriginal Cultural Development
2007 MAPDA for Gallery Program, and High Commendations for the catalogues Earth cry and Found Out
2006 MAPDA for Best Catalogue (under 64 pages section) and Best in Show, with the Colour(less) catalogue
2006 NSW Local Government Cultural Award for Aboriginal Cultural Development
2005 NSW Local Government Cultural Award for Aboriginal Cultural Development
2005 National Local Government Cultural Awards for Strengthening Indigenous Communities (Commendation)
2004 Hunter Regional Award for Excellence in Heritage and Cultural Tourism
2004 NSW Local Government Cultural Award for Best Practice in Managing a Cultural Institution
2003 Hunter Regional Award for Excellence in Heritage and Cultural Tourism
2003 NSW Award for Excellence in Heritage and Cultural Tourism

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