A: 1 Laman St, Newcastle NSW

P: +61 2 4974 5100



Nationally recognised as the custodian of one of the finest public collections in Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery offers access to art and culture through high-quality exhibitions, programs and events.

The permanent collection of more than 7,000 works of art is significant, providing a time capsule of Australian art from the colonial era to contemporary works today.

On permanent display in the gallery, visitors will discover Newcastle-born artist John Olsen’s ceiling painting, Sea sun of 5 bells (1964), as well as an everchanging program of exhibitions.

The Art Gallery Society membership provides access to a full calendar of social events.

The Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation is the major fundraiser for the gallery. The foundation welcomes individual and corporate benefaction to enrich Newcastle’s collection and cultural life.


The Kilgour Prize is Newcastle Art Gallery’s annual, non-acquisitive prize for figurative and portrait painting.

Each year, the Kilgour Prize attracts hundreds of entries nationwide, and awards a prize of $50,000 to the most outstanding painting and $5,000 to the People’s Choice.


  • Free guided tours
  • Gallery shop
  • Sculpture park
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes


WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Newcastle Art Gallery presents WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait.

Rachel Milne: Nest

Newcastle Art Gallery presents work by Rachel Milne.

Bill Henson: The light fades but the gods remain

Newcastle Art Gallery presents work by Bill Henson.

Group Exhibition: Void

Newcastle Art Gallery presents a group exhibition.

Group Exhibition: The Kilgour Prize 2020

Newcastle Art Gallery presents the group exhibition "The Kilgour Prize 2020".

Group Exhibition: REPEATER: from the collection

Newcastle Art Gallery presents new exhibition REPEATER: from the collection.

Group exhibition: Stopping Time – Material Prints 3000 BCE to Now

Newcastle Art Gallery presents exhibition on material prints.

Group Exhibition: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Newcastle Art Gallery presents the group exhibition 'BETWEEN TWO WORLDS'.

Blak Douglas wins $50,000 portrait prize

Sydney-based artist takes out the Kilgour Portrait Prize, now exhibiting at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Virginia Cuppaidge: The Nature of Abstraction

Newcastle Art Gallery presents work by Virginia Cuppaidge