The gallery boasts extensive grounds and a sculpture park - featured here is one of the first commissions, _Hear the Art_ by Richard Tipping, 1996
LMCAG and the '2011 Archibald Prize' Tour
LMCAG played host to the _2011 Archibald Prize_ from the Art Gallery NSW toured by M&G NSW - over 12,000 people attended the exhibition.
During 2010-11 LMCAG Aboriginal Reference Group created a significant possum skin cloak with the local Aboriginal community - school programs were an integral of the project.
Autumn Art Bazaar
LMCAG hosts the Art Bazaar every March - it is managed by Hunter Arts Network and attracts over 2,000 people to the gallery and grounds throughout the day.
Adult Art Workshops
LMCAG conducts a great program of art workshops for adults from beginners to established artists.
'Life in Your Hands'
A LMCAG touring exhibition in partnership with M&G NSW, curated by Robyn Daw and supported by Visions of Australia, based on the idea of 'solastalgia' by Prof. G. Albrecht.
LMCAG Children's Workshops
LMCAG conducts a fun and informative program of practical children's workshops, both weekly and during school holidays.
LMCAG hosts over 2,000 school students and teachers each year through tours, workshops and professional development sessions.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination, widely recognised for its exhibition program and work with the community.
Located on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the leafy grounds include the award-winning gallery with state-of-the-art seminar facilities, a sculpture park, mosaic pathways, and the historic Awaba House Restaurant Cafe. LakeMacquarie is unique among regional galleries due to its location and quality of programming. Touring shows alternate with gallery-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter.
Contemporary visual arts, craft and design practice is the main focus of our exhibitions, and respectful Aboriginal projects are a strong component of the program.
The gallery can be reached easily via the lake foreshore cycleway, the water or by public transport.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Closed every Monday and open selected Public Holidays from 11:00am til 4:00pm
The Gallery Shop stocks a range of hand-crafted items including ceramics, glassware, jewellery, bags, textile accessories as well as books, catalogues, cards, novelty items and exhibition-related merchandise.
Awaba House Cafe
The conservatory café allows guests to enjoy the classic architecture of the house and magnificent views complete with sculptures.