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  • 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.
  • Natasha Walsh wins Kilgour Prize 2018 with self-portrait
    03 Aug

    Natasha Walsh wins Kilgour Prize 2018 with self-portrait

    Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes has announced that Sydney-based artist Natasha Walsh is the recipient of the Kilgour Prize 2018 for her intimate and delicate painting Within the Studio (self-portrait) 2017.
     

  • Gallery exhibition celebrates local artist
    10 Jul

    Gallery exhibition celebrates local artist's love affair with art

    From the lines of a love poem to the title of Newcastle Art Gallery’s latest exhibition: PATRICIA WILSON-ADAMS: stain me with the intensity of black is a comprehensive survey of one of the region's most respected artists.
  • Big thank you to selfless volunteers
    25 May

    Big thank you to selfless volunteers

    City Of Newcastle has thanked hundreds of volunteers who help make the city a better place at a special morning tea marking National Volunteers Week.
     
  • The Archibald Prize 2017 in Newcastle
    11 May

    The Archibald Prize 2017 in Newcastle

    Commencing Saturday 12 May, the Archibald Prize 2017 Regional Tour exhibition will open at Newcastle Art Gallery – coinciding with the launch of the current year’s Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Directors for Newcastle Art Gallery and Museum
    28 Mar

    Directors for Newcastle Art Gallery and Museum

    Newcastle City Council has announced the appointment of a Director for the Newcastle Art Gallery and a Director for the Museum, as part of its new organisation design. Lauretta Morton is Newcastle Art Gallery's first female Gallery Director in the institution's history.
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