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.



What happens when a group of experienced design professionals and passionate design educators come together? The answer is Pumphouse School of Design, a unique private design school geared toward delivering industry-relevant skills training. 

Pumphouse delivers creative courses and workshops, with tutors who blend commercial experience with a hands-on teaching philosophy. Class sizes are small to ensure individual attention and opportunity for mentoring. Learn practical skills with industry professionals.

ART House Studios

Art House Studios offers quality after school art classes for kids - as practising artists and qualified educators.  
The air-conditioned studios are well-equipped with plenty of easels and top quality art supplies.
The kitchen is always stocked with delicious fresh fruit juices, fruit platters, tea and coffee and more.
Chilled out social painting nights for adults run each Wednesday night.  The perfect way to get through the week - recharge and escape with a creative night in a fun, social atmosphere. 


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. 


Working primarily with Artists, Aaron is aware of the need to provide artist quality frames to serve for the longevity of artwork. As such, he only uses acid free materials with conservation framing where available. As a supporter of local artworks, Aaron Framed It! Offers a discount to all artists who are framing their own original artwork. 


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.  



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. 


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.