SEEN@Swansea or the South East Exhibition Network space, is a new initiative to provide a professional exhibition space for the presentation of our unique history, art, ideas and touring exhibitions.

This newly fitted-out exhibition space hosts a program of exhibitions that explore Lake Macquarie’s history, community stories and treasures, as well as special shows on themes ranging from dinosaurs to recycled sculpture.

Location and opening hours

First floor mezzanine, The Swansea Centre

(opposite the Swansea library in the Swansea Centre)

Open 7 days, 10am-3pm

Holiday closures

Closed 25 – 27 December, 1 and 2 January

Open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve on 28, 29 and 30 December from 10am–1pm

Volunteer at SEEN

As part of this initiative, we seek people who are interested in volunteering at SEEN. The volunteer program provides residents on the eastern side of the Lake with a great opportunity to meet other people who live in their area, help promote the story of our City and learn about its vibrant heritage.

To find out more or register your interest please call 02 4921 0333 or email

Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures Surf Life Saving

Saturday 17 February - Sunday 1 April 2018

A great view of the history of surf life saving clubs in Lake Macquarie through photographs and objects sourced from Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Redhead and Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Clubs and local historical societies. Through the exhibition we have tried to capture the essence of surf life saving as a living, and definitely energetic, culture that supports community safety while encouraging an active healthy life style.

A Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery project.

Page last updated: 14 February 2018