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Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

First Street, Booragul, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2284, Australia
+61 2 4921 0382
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OK for a Sunday afternoon stroll through

We went to this gallery on recent Sunday afternoon. First visit there. The exhibition currently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
macsla2106
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Tamworth, Australia
Re(a)d Earth

Beautiful space in lakeside setting. Nicest of three galleries I visited in region including... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KKT2604
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Sydney, Australia
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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. Lake Macquarie 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. image caption: Janet Laurence,'Ghost',2009, glass, stainless steel, concrete, approx. 500 x 140 x 80cm, copyright the artist
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First Street, Booragul, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2284, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this gallery on recent Sunday afternoon. First visit there. The exhibition currently showing was quite interesting and had some audio accompaniment in various places. The leads on the headphones are short (be careful - I whacked myself in the head as I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful space in lakeside setting. Nicest of three galleries I visited in region including Newcastle Art Gallery and MRAG (Maitland).

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Excellent gallery, such pleasant grounds on Lake Macquarie waterfront. Small gallery, free entry, good amenities and easy access and parking for elderly, wheelchairs,prams etc to the front door. Greeted by staff on arriving inside shop/entry to Gallery and given verbal details of exhibition...............modern building, air...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

RESOLUTION: NEW INDIGENOUS PHOTOMEDIA. The exhibition offered insights into Aboriginal artists. This National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years. Very inspiring and thought provoking

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This small but high-quality art museum is tucked away on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie! A nook for children to do small projects. Very friendly and engaging and informative staff. Small shop, but nice. Current exhibit ends on coming Sunday: Boards; a creative and...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Locals still don't readily equate the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle area with art galleries, however, located on the north west side of Lake Macquarie, at Booragul, and tucked away at the end of First Street overlooking the lake, this gallery is definitely worth a visit. Not big,...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Situated in a very pleasant area with relaxing views the art gallery displays a variety of works that are changed on a regular basis.

Thank Jennifer V
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely tiny art gallery displaying drawings at the moment. Everything well displayed and eye catching. Lovely little shop selling “arty” gifts, friendly staff. In a most desirable situation, great for a few hours wandering in the cool. Worth a look.

Thank Kay H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Popped in for a look after visiting Awaba House for coffee and cake (right next door). While the current exhibition wasn't for me, the staff were friendly and I was surprised at the space. Will return for other exhibitions

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible. We took the girls to the free art class here this morning. 10:30 am to 12:30 (double check I’ve got the times right!). I’m pretty sure it’s on every Sunday! The girls running the class were awesome and had our girls fully absorbed the...More

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