Art Gallery

Whether you are a first-time visitor to the Gallery or a regular patron, you will find many nearby attractions to make a full day of your visit. Discover an abundance of unique shops and cafes along nearby Darby Street, enjoy a stroll or a picnic in beautiful Civic Park, or discover Newcastle's other cultural venues.
Newcastle Art Gallery is a major part of the city's Civic precinct, which offers cultural spaces including the Gallery, Newcastle Region Library, Newcastle Museum and Civic Theatre, all within easy walking distance.

Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery  site to find out about the latest exhibitions and to learn more about the Gallery.


1 Laman Street Newcastle NSW 2300
Across from Civic Park and adjacent to Newcastle Region Library, the Art Gallery is situated on the corner of Laman and Darby streets.

Opening hours

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm and every day during the school holidays.
Extended hours: Open until 8pm on the last Friday of the month (except December).
Public Holidays: Open every public holiday except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open 1-5pm on Anzac Day.


Admission is free. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge. Explore the Exhibition pages for specific information about current exhibitions.

Take a virtual tour

Recorded in January 2018, the exhibitions PAINTING MEMORY: From the collection and EVERYTHING CHANGES: Tim Maguire 2002 - 2017 have been documented in a 3D showcase of the Gallery building, recording some of the most iconic works of art from our collection as an interactive and educational online resource. Explore the Virtual Tour page for more information.

Access and cacilities

Newcastle Art Gallery is a two-storey building. The lift is directly to the left of the front door as you first arrive. All exhibition spaces are completely wheelchair and stroller accessible. The restroom facilities (including access bathroom and baby change table) are on the ground floor on the left hand side as you first arrive.

Courtesy wheelchair and seating

A courtesy wheelchair is available on request, simply ask at the front desk when you arrive. Lightweight and sturdy stools are also available on request. These stools are handy for visitors who would prefer to be seated during floor talks or at their convenience during their visit.