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Newcastle Art Gallery

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Address: 1 Laman St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4974 5100
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Good exhibitions. Pleasant layout Worth a visit if you are in Newcastle. The shop has some lovely local offerings

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Elaine S
Melbourne, Australia
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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Newcastle Art Gallery on a very hot afternoon and were very pleased to spend a few hours in this peaceful and interesting gallery. We spent a lot of time on the ground floor which was full of some really interesting artwork including many from local artists. There was also some great Aboriginal art and some collections of... More 

Thank Alice C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Good exhibitions. Pleasant layout Worth a visit if you are in Newcastle. The shop has some lovely local offerings

Thank Elaine S
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great establishment with impeccable service and an amazing atmosphere. Ever changing display of artworks, including many of the more popular touring exhibitions. For children, I highly recommend the classes offered by the art gallery staff throughout school holiday times.

Thank Alexbbb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had early Christmas get together with ladies from the Cove Village.Very bright and airy place to dine food was great we pre ordered to make it easier for the staff.Meal was great had a large choice to choose from.

Thank Kaye B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A great Gallery and entry is free! They were in the process of changing exhibitions on the ground floor but as we went there to view the John Olsen Exhibition (located on the 1st floor) that didn't worry us. A superb exhibition of Olsen's works and well worth viewing! Free half-hour parking right out front was a welcome bonus! A... More 

Thank LindaGrahamOz
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a lovely cute in size gallery and has a decent size art collection changing featured artists on a regular basis showing their different works. It's a lovely place to spend an hour as it feels very peaceful.

Thank Tracey H
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2,472 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A fantastic place that offers a dip into culture. A calm and soothing place, beautiful display of arts eevn though it was quite modest. Most exhibits free.

Thank KarolaRS
Columbus OH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Art Gallery is free and worth a quick look. There was just one collection when I visited today - Black, White Restive - displaying art works resulting from collaboration between Aboriginal and white artists. Some pieces were very striking and interesting. It isn't a big space so allow about one hour.

Thank ohiowanderer
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Their best exhibit was one of several woman aboriginals who'd collaborated to paint a giant beautiful colorful wall mural....showing their hunting grounds. The painting hung there, but more interesting was to see the time-lapsed video of it being produced. Also since it's winter holiday for school kids...they had some small art classes for children.

Thank LVioletD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

There was one exhibition on and a busy school holiday activity happening, with kids looking like they were enjoying themselves. It's well set out and there are gardens outside to wander around. Parking out the front is 30 minutes only, or round the back has pay parking

Thank 775traveller

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