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  • From New York to Newcastle - Gallery exhibition celebrates internationally significant artist
    02 May

    From New York to Newcastle - Gallery exhibition celebrates internationally significant artist

    Newcastle Art Gallery’s next exhibition VIRGINIA CUPPAIDGE: the nature of abstraction is a survey exhibition of work celebrating Cuppaidge’s return to Australia.
  • Major exhibition SODEISHA: connected to Australia opening 2 March 2019
    21 Feb

    Major exhibition SODEISHA: connected to Australia opening 2 March 2019

    A nationally significant exhibition will open at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 2 March 2019, drawn from the Gallery’s substantial collection of Japanese Sodeisha ceramics and the result of a collaboration of curators and artists across Australia and Japan. 
     
  • Art Gallery welcomes most visitors in a decade
    11 Feb

    Art Gallery welcomes most visitors in a decade

    Close to 77,000 people walked through the doors of the Gallery in 2018, up 14,000 or 23 per cent on 2017 and five thousand visitors more than in 2008.
     
  • Gallery lands $40,000 for major exhibition of Japanese ceramics
    19 Nov

    Gallery lands $40,000 for major exhibition of Japanese ceramics

    Newcastle Art Gallery has received a $40,000 grant to support a 2019 major exhibition of its extensive collection of Japanese Sodeisha ceramics.
  • Olsen Ormandy
    15 Nov

    Olsen Ormandy's creative force hits Newcastle Art Gallery

    OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force, a new exhibition from artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, opens at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 17 November.
  • Gallery has 500,000 reasons to celebrate
    30 Oct

    Gallery has 500,000 reasons to celebrate

    Newcastle Art Gallery has added 49 works of art with a combined value of more than half a million dollars to its collection, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of private donors and a challenge from Sydney-based philanthropists James and Jacqui Erskine.
  • Representation of
    08 Oct

    Representation of 'the bridging & rebuilding of cultures' wins Kilgour Prize People's Choice

    Artist Lori Pensini’s depiction of her cousins, Tyler and Georgia, tells a broader story of race relations in early Australia and was painted following her Western Australian family's “recent discovery of indigenous lineage”.
  • City grant brings live music to TiNA
    18 Sep

    City grant brings live music to TiNA

    Live music returns this year to the This is Not Art (TiNA) festival after a long hiatus, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the City of Newcastle (CN). The grant to arts and cultural development organisation Octapod will support music programming for the experimental arts festival, providing funds over three years.
  • Gallery
    05 Sep

    Gallery's Lycett paintings still inspire after 200 years

    He was an English-born convict transported to Australia, a fairly typical story of convict passage in the early 1800s, however, 200 years later paintings by Joseph Lycett (1774-1828), are nationally significant, protected items of Australian heritage, being some of the earliest visuals of the Australian penal colony still in existence.
  • Paper Armada sails into Gallery
    15 Aug

    Paper Armada sails into Gallery's collection

    A major new acquisition has sailed into Newcastle Art Gallery on a high tide of donor support. Paper Armada 2015, a key work in the career of artist Alex Seton, has found safe harbour in Newcastle just over a year since the Gallery's director and the Newcastle Art Gallery Society called for community support to acquire the sculpture.
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