Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery - Art Collector

Janet Laurence, Ghost, 2009. Glass, stainless steel and concrete, 140 x 500 x 80cm. Collection of the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, supported by Arts NSW and Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society

Located on the foreshore of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (LMCAG) is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. In addition to its extensive exhibition space and expansive grounds, LMCAG is alongside Awaba House licensed café.

The gallery was originally established at Speers Point in 1980. The new, purpose-built award winning gallery in Booragul designed by Colin Still, is on five hectares of grounds that are significant to both the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

The collection

The gallery’s collection comprises two- and three-dimensional pieces, Indigenous works on paper, and an outdoor sculpture park comprising monumental works by both Hunter-based and nationally recognised artists.
The artists represented in the collection include Jonathan Jones, Janet Laurence, Richard Tipping, John Turier and Anne Zahalka. The gallery also holds a number of works by Sir William Dobell, bequeathed to the gallery by Ruth Spenser Komon.

Exhibition highlights

Alternating between significant in-house curated exhibitions and touring shows, the program’s focus is mainly on Australian contemporary art, community and Aboriginal projects. The gallery has won many local, state and national awards for excellence in education, cultural development and programming.


Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society supports the development of the gallery’s collection through fundraising activities and events. Annual membership fees start from $25 for singles and are renewable at the beginning of each financial year. For more information or to join, click here.

Visitor information

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery offers visitors the following facilities:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Function hire
  • Cafe
  • Gallery shop
  • Sculpture park

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street
Booragul NSW 2284
Box 1906 HRMC NSW 2310

Phone: 02 4965 8260
Fax: 02 4965 8733
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed Anzac Day.