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Two sessions 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm Tues to Sun
Last updated 29 July 2020
Following a brief period of closure, we are excited to welcome our community back to Newcastle Art Gallery from Tuesday 2 June. Several measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of our visitors as well as complying with the latest NSW Public Health Orders.
To help you make the most of your visit, we have put together some FAQs for our COVID-19 recovery phase.
We look forward to sharing the latest exhibitions with you.
View our general visiting information
After a brief period of closure, the Gallery has resumed modified operations from Tuesday 2 June 2020.
This follows the NSW Premier’s call for cultural institutions to re-open from 1 June amid easing COVID-19 restrictions.
The Gallery team has considered the NSW Public Health Order requirements and determined a maximum capacity of up to 80 visitors at one time in the building.
This capacity is well under the required limit and ensures the 4 square metres of space per person can be achieved. The limited capacity also allows our visitors to comfortably move about the space, while maintaining 1.5m physical distance from other members of the public.
Art Gallery shop transactions will be cash free (card sales only).
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday with two daily sessions at 10am and 2pm. Each session is for 3 hours duration.
Find out more about the visiting information
Yes. To ensure the Gallery capacity can be monitored, online bookings are now required. Patrons may book their free Gallery session here
There are no fees or charges associated with the booking.
How to book:
PLEASE NOTE: to ensure we have details to support contact tracing, each visitor will need to provide their name and phone number. There is a maximum 5 tickets per booking.
To avoid disappointment, we ask all patrons to make an online booking prior to turning up at the Gallery. Walk-ins will only be accepted if there is space available in the session.
The Gallery team have developed a COVID-19 safe plan in conjunction with the City of Newcastle Emergency Response Team. The Gallery team will monitor the movements, attendance numbers, compliance and comfort levels of the public over the initial opening weeks and make adjustments as needed.
The COVID-19 safe plan includes:
When attending the Gallery we ask all visitors to help to keep our communities safe from viruses:
All the Gallery spaces are open to the public.
The current exhibitions include HOMEWARD BOUND: the art and life of Tom Gleghorn and REPEATER: from the collection, an exhibition exploring repetition drawn from the Gallery’s collection.
All public programming remains temporarily suspended until further notice.
View the What’s On(line) Calendar for great online and on demand content.