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Newcastle Art Gallery

About Newcastle Art Gallery

Discover the cultural gem of Newcastle – the Art Gallery. Showcasing a dynamic range of exhibitions and events, the City of Newcastle operates this beloved space for locals and visitors alike. Supported by the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation, Society, and generous donors, the collection only grows. Experience the beauty and creativity of this thriving artistic hub.

Discover the rich history of Newcastle Art Gallery, founded in 1945 with an impressive collection of 123 works donated by Roland Pope. The museum officially opened its doors in 1957 and has since expanded to include a diverse range of artists from Melbourne, Adelaide, and beyond. The gallery’s purpose-built building, which showcases unique geometric architecture in the brutalist tradition, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on March 11, 1977. Visit them on Laman Street in Newcastle, New South Wales, to experience this world-class art collection for yourself.


What to do at Newcastle Art Gallery

Discover an exceptional display of Australian art at the Newcastle Art Gallery. From colonial to contemporary times, their collection features a diverse range of paintings, photography, works on paper, and sculptures. Immerse yourself in our collection of significant Indigenous barks and poles, and experience contemporary Indigenous art like never before. Plus, find the largest collection of modern Japanese ceramics in the southern hemisphere at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

Experience the Best of Art at Newcastle Art Gallery

Join the vibrant art scene in Newcastle by visiting the Newcastle Art Gallery. Their exhibition program is diverse and continuously changing, featuring up to 20 exhibitions annually, highlighting local, national, and international artists. Around 90% of our exhibitions have been curated in-house, setting us apart from other galleries. their program focuses on the permanent collection, which is complemented by public and private collections, along with the addition of major touring exhibitions.
Their Gallery Shop is a grand mix of local artisans’ unique pieces and the Gallery’s creative program. Come and get yourself something to remember.

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One local company in Newcastle that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Newcastle Pergolas

Address: 3/82 Selwyn Street Merewether NSW 2291

Telephone: (02) 4003 6075