Last Fridays

Last Friday of every month (except December)
1 day from now
Extended open hours until 8pm

Admission is free. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge.

The last Friday of every month, Newcastle Art Gallery extends its opening hours until 8pm. Bring your friends, explore current exhibitions, browse the Gallery Shop and from 5pm enjoy a drink at our pop-up bar.

This month 

Friday 30 June This month, in celebration of the Abstraction exhibition and as a nod to young female artists -  we host large scale projections of artist’s work coming out of the community program This is Me. Facilitated by Simone Darcy, Lindy Gemmell and Connectability - young teen girls living in Newcastle use photography as a vehicle to build awareness and resilience around self-esteem, positive body image and self-identity. 

Previously

Friday 26 May: Bring your friends from 5pm and enjoy music in the Gallery space, a beer from our pop-up bar and be lead on a journey through fragrance at our perfume bar, presented by Jocelyn from Cult of Scent. Jocelyn will have a range of smells on hand - see if you can pick them!

Friday 28 April: Join us from 5pm and have a go at life drawing (working from a clothed male model), enjoy tunes provided by DJ Tikabox, and check out the gymnasium installation performers in the exhibition MAGIC MIKE.

Friday 31 March: Starting from 5pm, enjoy complimentary health shakes and bliss balls, or if you prefer there is always the standard fare for sale at our pop-up bar. Then at around 6pm - work up a sweat with free entry to 1980s style aerobic workouts presented by Fondalicious! (Don’t just look good, look Jane Fonda good!) PLUS - witness choreographed weightlifting performances taking place within MAGIC MIKE and create an #unselfie infront of a life-size magazine cover in Smart Space - OR- you could join in on a Bike Tour and exhibition crawl starting at the Lock Up.

Friday 24 February: From 5pm, explore the exhibition ALEX SETON: THE ISLAND; as well as temporary sound and light installations by Newcastle artists positioned in and around the Gallery. Check out artists Dale Collier, @da1eco11ier Huw Jones @foxcontrolmusic and Zackari Watt @zackariw on their instagram pages.

Friday 27 January: Drop-in from 5pm and enjoy impromptu contemporary dance performances 'All over the Shop' by Catapult Dance and free live music by Indie/Pop central coast-based band: The Little Quirks.
 

Future Dates:



Friday 28 July Programming information coming soon! 
Friday 25 August
Friday 29 September
Friday 27 October
Friday 24 November
na December


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Prices

  • Gallery entry FREE

Venue

Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill
2300