Visit Art Gallery on Lake Mac foreshore

Mari Funaki, Object 2009, heat coloured mild steel, 28.7 x 43.2 x 24.4cm, Collection of Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, Melbourne, Photograph: Jeremy Dillon, courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria and The Estate of Mari Funaki

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination, widely recognised for its exhibition program and work with the community.

Located on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the leafy grounds include the award-winning gallery with 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 is the main focus of our exhibitions, and respectful Aboriginal projects are a strong component  of the program.

The gallery can be reached easily via the lake foreshore cycleway, the water or by public transport.

Current Exhibition

STEEL: Art Design Architecture

Until December 2

Curated by the JamFactory’s Senior Curator, Margaret Hancock Davis, this exhibition brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with steel within contemporary art, design and architecture in this country.

‘Today steel is one of the most ubiquitous materials in the world,’ says Hancock Davis. ‘It inhabits the landscape of our bodies, our domestic spaces and our built environments. A material that ranges from raw and functional to lustrous and decorative – steel blurs the boundary between utilitarian and precious.’

STEEL: art design architecture is a JamFactory touring exhibition.