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

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

Now showing:


Saturday 9 February – 31 March 2019

Beaches have helped form our identity. They are places of fun, adventure and memories. To finish off the summer Lake Macquarie Cultural Services presents ‘Waves’ an exhibition featuring historic photographs and videos of our beach culture.

Find out how beach fashion and fun has changed in the past 100 years and share your beach memories.

Exhibition content includes local historic photographs and video footage from the National Film and Sound Archive and Cinesound-Movietone Productions.

Upcoming exhibitions:

Cats and Dogs, All at Sea

Saturday 6 April - Sunday 2 June 2019

Where is the strangest place your pet has been photographed? This special exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum shows historic images from prolific Sydney photographer Sam Hood’s particular interest in recording not only the vessels that passed through Sydney Harbour in years gone by, but the lives of their crew and their seafaring pets.

Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters

Saturday 8 – Sunday 21 June 2019

Harriet and Helena Scott were two of 19th-century Australia's most prominent natural history illustrators. Turn back the pages as you uncover the captivating story of these two extraordinary women, whose love of nature and tremendous skill in rendering its beauty enabled them to distinguish themselves amid the male-dominated world of 19th century science.

Page last updated: 13 March 2019