Newcastle Art Gallery Society

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The Newcastle Art Gallery Society forms an integral part of the social life of the Gallery and Newcastle

It aims to stimulate wide community interest and involvement in the Gallery. Through fund raising and events, the Gallery Society is able to provide support for Gallery programs including acquisitions and special projects.

Every year, the Gallery Society arranges a diverse program of talks, social events, lectures and special events as well as a popular concert series and visits to other galleries and collections for it's members. Society membership is open to all members of the public, and is a great way to enhance your Gallery experience. To review a current list of Gallery Society events, go to the  Events Calendar page.

Become a Member

The Gallery Society offers a range of membership options from Individual annual membership for $45 through to Family Life membership. Gift membership is also an ideal way to introduce family and friends to the world of art.

To become a member, simply pick up a membership form at the Gallery Shop.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive information about exhibitions, Gallery events and Society events by mail
  • Free subscription to Gallery Society's quarterly magazine, Artemis (established 1970) an informative digest of exhibitions, acquisitions and people involved in the visual arts
  • Discounted ticket price on most Society events
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Shop 
  • Reciprocal rights with some state galleries
  • Free entry to your first Coffee with Art
  • Subscription to the Gallery Society Diary Reminders, sent by email.

Gallery Society Contact Details

Phone: 02 4974 5123
(voicemail service checked regularly. Please leave your name, number and the details of your inquiry and your call will be returned).
PO Box 1727
Newcastle NSW 2300

Gallery Society Committee

President: Prue Viggers
Vice President: Helen De Bruyn
Secretary/Public Officer: Gael Davies
Treasurer: Peter Blythe
Membership Secretary: Helen Dark
Committee: Carolanne Clement, Peter Frost, Ian Fry, Anne Pell and Jeanette Stokes
Ex Officio: Lauretta Morton (Manager, Newcastle Art Gallery)

Privacy Statement:

Newcastle Art Gallery Society is obliged and committed to protecting the privacy of its members. It takes reasonable steps to comply with all relevant legislation. The personal information collected is destroyed immediately after processing. Membership information can be checked for accuracy by contacting:

Image: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH Snow in May 1950 oil on board 17.5 x 28.6cm Gift of the Newcastle Art Gallery Society 2010 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the Estate of the late Grace Cossington Smith