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.

Applications to exhibit at SEEN are now open for a duration of 12 weeks.

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 – 26 December and 1 January

Open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve on 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December from 10am–3pm.

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

Waste to Art

Saturday 13 October 2018-Sunday 25 November 2018

Waste and plastic pollution issues continue to gain wide media attention and provoke an emotional response from the public. The Waste to Art exhibition, presented by Sustainable Neighbourhoods, encourages us all to consider how we might be contributing to the problem, and what we can do to move towards a more sustainable future.

Dino Imposters

Saturday 1 December 2018-Sunday 3 February 2019

They are lean, mean prehistoric killing machines … just don’t call them dinosaurs.

Creatures such as the giant crocodilian predator Deinosuchus that form part of this fascinating new exhibition are often mistaken for dinosaurs, but their fossilised remains tell a different story. Discover these intriguing prehistoric creatures of the land, sea and sky at the Dinosaur Imposters exhibition.

The exhibitionwill feature more than 200 items from the collection of Michael Dawson, from tiny trilobite fossils to full-size partial casts of a woolly rhino and great white shark ancestor, Megalodon.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Lake Mac Libraries will host a range of Dinosaur Imposters-themed activities and storytime sessions throughout the school holidays. See for more information.

Page last updated: 16 November 2018