Newcastle Art Gallery Society

John FIRTH-SMITH Rocks, sea and thing 1981 oil on canvas 182.7 x 152.0 cm Presented in 1982 by the Newcastle Gallery SocietySince its foundation in 1969, the Art Gallery Society has played an integral part in Newcastle’s cultural life. Membership of the Society provides access to the city’s renowned collection of art and vibrant exhibition program. The Society hosts events to raise funds to support the Art Gallery in acquiring works of art for the collection. Membership is open to everyone and is an excellent way of enhancing your Art Gallery experience.

To review a current list of Gallery Society events, go to the Events Calendar page.

Become a Member

The Art Gallery Society offers a range of membership options. Gift Membership is an ideal way to introduce family and friends to the world of art.

To become a member, download a printable copy here.

Once your form is completed, scan it and email it to: or mail to: Newcastle Art Gallery Society PO Box 1727 Newcastle NSW 2300

Membership Benefits

  • Invitations to exclusive previews, exhibitions and special events
  • Subscription to ARTEMIS magazine an informative digest of exhibitions, acquisitions and people involved in the visual arts
  • Regular emailed DIARY REMINDERS
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Shop when membership card displayed
  • Discounts on tours, lectures and special events
  • Reciprocal rights with some state galleries

Recent Acquisitions

Rachel MILNE Brutalist Staircase 2022 oil on board image 60.0 x 80.0cm Gift of Newcastle Art Gallery Society 2023 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist
Photo: Stuart Marlin Photography


Gallery Society Contact Details

Phone: 02 4974 5100 (Newcastle Art Gallery)
Mail: PO Box 1727
Newcastle NSW 2300

Gallery Society Committee

President: Prue Viggers OAM
Vice President: Helen De Bruyn
Secretary/Public Officer: Gael Davies OAM
Treasurer: Peter Blythe
Membership Secretary: Helen Dark
Committee: Marilyn Bayley Sainsbury, Lesley Crimmings, Peter Frost, Peter Hall, Deborah Skillen
Ex Officio: Lauretta Morton OAM (Director, 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: John FIRTH-SMITH Rocks, sea and thing 1981 oil on canvas 152.4 x 182.7cm Gift of the Newcastle Gallery Society 1982 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist