Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Tues to Sun 10am - 4.30pm and selected Public Holidays 11am-4pm
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.
DetailsLake 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!
2016 IMAGinE Award for the exhibition project Lore & Order MAGNA for the Temporary or Travelling Exhibition category with (in)visible: the First Peoples and War MAGNA for the Indigenous Project or Keeping Place category with Lore & Order 2015 IMAGinE Award for the exhibition project (in)visible: The First Peoples and War IMAGinE Award for Sustainability Projects for new energy efficient lighting system. MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) High Commendation Wild Side MAPDA Best Poster - Level A - High Commendation Wild Side 2014 MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) Look closely now... MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) High Commendation I SPY 2013 MAGNA Highly Commended / Public Program category for Stencils Past, Stencils Last 2012 MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) (re)vision IMAGinE Award for Education and Public Engagement Stencils Past, Stencils Last 2011 MAPDA Best in Show with Carnival exhibition catalogue MAPDA Best Poster – Level A Carnival exhibition catalogue NSW Local Government and Shire Association Cultural Award [LGSACA] for Aboriginal Cultural Development for A Possum Skin Cloak by the Lake 2010 MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) The Museum Effect MAPDA Corporate – Level A for Gallery Promotional Look 2008 NSW LGSACA for Aboriginal Cultural Development 2007 MAPDA Gallery Program and Corporate Branding MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) High Commendation Earth cry MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) High Commendation Found out 2006 MAPDA Best in Show with colour(less) exhibition catalogue MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) colour(less) NSW LGSACA for Aboriginal Cultural Development 2005 National LGSACA (Commendation) for Strengthening Indigenous Communities NSW LGSACA for Aboriginal Cultural Development MAPDA Best Catalogue (under 64 pages) High Commendation Traverse 2004 NSW LGSACA for Best Practice in Managing a Cultural Institution Hunter Regional Award for Excellence in Heritage and Cultur
Join us for the Opening Celebration of Soft Core and Artist Focus: Braddon Snape Sunday 5 February 2017 11am FREE jumping castle, balloon sculpture and fairy floss 2pm hear from curator Michael Do and artist Braddon Snape. 3pm Refreshments All Welcome!