COVID-19: Updates

Last updated 29 July 2020

If you have been to Sydney, Victoria, or a COVID-19 case location identified by NSW Health in the past 14 days and you have a fever with a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, you should stay at home, self-isolate and get tested. Identified locations can be found at

Following a brief period of closure, we are excited to welcome our community back to Newcastle Art Gallery from Tuesday 2 June. Several measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of our visitors as well as complying with the latest NSW Public Health Orders.

To help you make the most of your visit, we have put together some FAQs for our COVID-19 recovery phase.

We look forward to sharing the latest exhibitions with you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Newcastle Art Gallery open?

After a brief period of closure, the Gallery has resumed modified operations from Tuesday 2 June 2020.

This follows the NSW Premier’s call for cultural institutions to re-open from 1 June amid easing COVID-19 restrictions.

What changes will I experience when visiting the Gallery?
What are the opening hours?
Do I need to book to visit?
Will it be safe to visit the Gallery?
Are all exhibition spaces open?
Are programs such as Art Cart running?