Newcastle Art Gallery holds more than 6,400 works of art in its nationally recognised collection. The collection is an exciting cultural asset which belongs to the people of Newcastle, and indeed all Australians. Works from the collection are on a constant rotating display at the Gallery and in galleries across Australia (even on occasion, the world) when works of art are borrowed by other institutions. In this way, the collection is viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors per year, and Newcastle continues to grow its reputation as a vibrant cultural city.


Read about the development of the collection, as well as some of its key artists and benefactors.

Collecting Areas

Read more about the six main collecting areas within the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.

New Acquisitions

The Gallery collection continues to grow each year as a result of benefaction and carefully selected acquisition.

Collection on loan

The collection is viewed and appreciated across Australia - and at times - the world, as works of art are regularly on loan.