Newcastle Art Gallery, located in Newcastle's CBD, is the city's major cultural institution for the visual arts and is responsible for the curation and preservation of its nationally significant collection. The Gallery aims to develop and present high quality exhibitions, public programs and events that connect to diverse audiences locally and nationally, fostering a passion and curiosity for the visual arts. 


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

MRAG: [em·rag]


1. A series of exhibition spaces, workshop spaces, retail spaces and a cafe space – all dedicated to providing premier arts and cultural experiences for the general public – encapsulated in a single building. [syn: Maitland Regional Art Gallery]

2. A place of activity, interest and culture: I went to MRAG last weekend and I just loved it.



Hudson Street Hum is a dedicated creative space where local artists, writers and makers run classes, workshops and events. Hudson St believes in the power of the creative arts to inspire, challenge and connect people and communities. That means they are committed to delivering a diverse range of creative experiences for all ages and abilities. 

Newcastle has more artists per capita than any other city in Australia – and Hudson St is excited to offer their little warehouse as a place to share this creative richness with the wider community.

Book into one of their creative experiences online or visit the warehouse and talk to them if you’ve got an idea.



The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines.  We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle.

We value community engagement and welcome the public to engage with our many exhibition openings and public programs throughout the year.

The Lock-UP

Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.

Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station and lock up from 1861 until its closure in 1982. 

The building includes a purpose built gallery space, rare heritage listed cells, an event and installation space in what was the former exercise yard, and an onsite apartment for multi-disciplinary residencies. 

Hunter Arts Network

Hunter Arts Network is a non-profit organisation run by a committee of volunteers with a membership of artisans from the Hunter and new members are always welcome to apply online.
Hunter Arts Network organises ART BAZAAR in several locations around the Hunter every year which features members and their work which is all original, creative, handmade, high quality and produced locally in the Hunter & surrounding areas.



NPW is a non-profit organisation which aims to: 
Provide access to equipment and workshop space for the benefit of practicing artists, students, ex-students and beginners. Arrange classes in the techniques of printmaking. Develop public awareness of printmaking, particularly with regards to distinguishing between an original print and a reproduction.

The workshop is run by volunteers & would like the involvement of its members in daily and long-term activities. Opportunities exist for individuals as volunteers without becoming a committee member.  



Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is located on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the leafy grounds include the award-winning gallery with state-of-the-art seminar facilities, a sculpture park, mosaic pathways, and the historic Awaba House Restaurant Cafe. Lake Macquarie is unique among regional galleries due to its location and quality of programming. Touring shows alternate with gallery-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter.


Contemporary and dynamic, Watt Space operates in the University’s Newcastle City precinct in an award winning re-purposed civic building, Northumberland House. Its heritage facade opens to industrial style galleries within, designed by UON alumnus Andrew Donaldson.

Watt Space has acted as an inspirational cultural hub for our students and community for almost 30 years. In 2018 the gallery welcomes a new, talented student committee and an extended student internship program to support its exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions.