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Learn more about iconic works from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection

Recorded in January 2018, the exhibitions PAINTING MEMORY: From the collection and EVERYTHING CHANGES: Tim Maguire 2002 - 2017 have been documented in a 3D showcase of the Gallery building, recording some of the most iconic works of art from our collection as an interactive and educational online resource.

Developed in partnership with local immersive media company Evolv3d Media, the 3D showcase uses technology similarly to Google Street View, providing a high-definition walk-through of the entire Gallery building, the forecourt and the outdoor sculpture garden. You can move through either the ground floor or first floor gallery, stopping to view any of the works on display, and hover over interpretive information next to the works of art to learn more.

Works of art in the virtual display include works by artists such as William Dobell, Margaret Olley, John Olsen and Brett Whiteley in the exhibition PAINTING MEMORY, while the exhibition EVERYTHING CHANGES, developed by the Gallery in collaboration with the artist Tim Maguire, is one of the most significant solo artist exhibitions coordinated to date.

Explore our Virtual Tours


These 3D showcases work with all major browsers, including:

  • Firefox 4 or later
  • Chrome 9 or later
  • IE 11 or later, with Windows 8 or later
  • Opera 12 or later
  • Safari 5.1 or later, with OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or later

Navigation Help

Using your mouse: click and drag to look around and click on the pale rings on the floor to move from location to location. You can also use the scroll on your mouse to zoom in and out. Red circles indicate extra information, click on them to see extended captions about different works of art, or to access exhibition catalogues or videos. Green circles indicate access information, including the location of lifts and amenities. 

Using the dashboard controls: you can also use the dashboard, at the base of the screen. Press the play button to take a tour at the touch of a button, press the forward or back arrows to move through the tour one view at a time, or the plus or minus icons to zoom in or out. 

More help and navigation tips: There is also a help option in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.