Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Located on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the leafy grounds of the award-winning Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery boast 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 visual arts, craft and design practice are the main focus of our exhibitions, and respectful Aboriginal projects are a strong component of the program.

The gallery is located at First Street Booragul  and can be reached easily via the lake foreshore cycleway, the water or by public transport.

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Current exhibition

Yes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s, Moving Histories // Future Projections

Exhibition Dates: 28 July – 23 September 2018
Opening Celebration Event: Sunday 29 July

Join us for the opening celebration from 2pm with special guests Georgia Connolly, Manager, Exhibition Loans & Touring, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Kelly Doley, co-curator of Moving Histories // Future Projections. Enjoy live music and refreshments. All are welcome to this free event.

Art for everyone ... Yes Yes Yes Yes!

Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s in this touring exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. These decades were an exciting period in the visual arts, when advances in printmaking techniques and the ever-increasing power of mass media provided artists with diverse and innovative ways to communicate their ideas to a wider audience. Inspired by the title of a work by Joe Tilson in the exhibition, the phrase ‘yes yes yes yes’ evokes the democratic spirit and ethos of technical innovation shared by many of these artists and their printers, who sought to distribute ‘fine art’ imagery more broadly through methods of mechanical reproduction.

The international line-up of artists includes Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke, Joe Tilson, and Gerhard Richter. For a contemporary version of democratic and accessible artmaking, Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female artists working across screen-based media, including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia.

These artists approach their subject matter in a variety of ways – turning the camera on themselves, re-staging historical events, or reimagining alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past.
Museums & Galleries of NSW is touring this dLux MediaArts’ exhibition curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith of Barbara Cleveland.

Image: Soda_Jerk, The Time that Remains (still detail), 2012, digital video, 11:56 mins. Courtesy the artist.


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