Event Calendar

Last Fridays

Last Friday of every month (except December)
The last Friday of every month, Newcastle Art Gallery extends its opening hours until 8pm. Bring your friends, explore current exhibitions, browse the Gallery Shop and from 5pm enjoy a drink at our pop-up bar.
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Art Cart

Every Saturday & Sunday
Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space as close as...
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Public Tour

Every Saturday & Sunday
Our Public Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am. No bookings are required; simply meet our Guide at the Gallery Shop and be taken on a circuit of our exhibitions and permanent sculpture displays.
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Navigating body and self-image in an image obsessed culture

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Dr Julia Coffey from the University of Newcastle presents this special talk aimed at young adults, exploring the current significance and power of images in society and young people's body image concerns.
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Art Gallery Society Event: Coffee with Art

First Wednesday of every month (except December & January)
Coffee with Art is a monthly morning tea followed by an informative talk with a special guest speaker.
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Artist Talk: Roger McFarlane tours ALEX SETON: THE ISLAND

Saturday 6 May 2017
Take a tour of the exhibition with local artist Roger McFarlane, who will show us the tricks of working with marble.
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Art Gallery Society Event: Film screening 'Whiteley - In the iconic artist's own words'

Monday 8 May 2017
'If there's no meaning to life then you might as well make it EXTRAORDINARY'
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Launch event - Abstraction: celebrating Australian abstract women artists

Saturday 20 May 2017
In celebration of the opening of 'Abstraction', this talk explores three female perspectives on artist practice and the important themes of this vital exhibition.
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Art Gallery Society Event: Books with Art

Last Friday of March, May, July & September
Read a book with an art related theme, before participating in a discussion over morning tea.
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Gymnasium installation activated with live performers

Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the exhibition MAGIC MIKE
On Wednesdays and Saturdays during the exhibition MAGIC MIKE: MICHAEL ZAVROS - visit at 2:00pm to see the Gymnasium installation activated with live performers.
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Art Gallery Society Event: Sebastian Smee presents the Annual Society Lecture

Thursday 15 June 2017
Pulitzer prize award-winning art critic and author, Sebastian Smee will deliver the 2017 Society Lecture, focusing on four pairs of significant twentieth century artists.
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