WA Artist Wins Kilgour 2021

West Australian artist and former Kilgour Prize finalist Lori Pensini wins this year’s Kilgour $50,000 art prize. Her work – Family 2021 – is an intimate reflection on inter-racial relationships and her own family lineage. Family 2021 depicts family portraits painted on heirloom fine bone china plates, which Lori said were a “tribute to the

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Loan Will Fund Art Gallery Expansion

Newcastle Art Gallery expansion to proceed. A $35.6 million project to double the size of the Newcastle Art Gallery is likely to be approved by Council.  Artist’s concept of Newcastle Art Gallery expansion. Image by Newcastle City Council A financial report says that a 0.88% fixed interest rate loan of

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Kilgour Finalists Picked

Finalists revealed as KILGOUR PRIZE 2021 attracts record entries. Three local artists have made the cut from a record number of entries vying for honours in this year’s prestigious KILGOUR PRIZE. Newcastle Art Gallery received 476 works from artists across every state and territory in Australia, an increase of more

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Key to City for Nick Mitzevich

Veteran art director and curator Nick Mitzevich was given a Key to the City of Newcastle by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes. Nick Mitzevich with Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Newcastle Art Gallery Director Lauretta Morton. The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Mr Mitzevich began his career in Newcastle,

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Domesticated Ceramics

Newcastle Art Gallery celebrates the bliss of domestic life. Newcastle Art Gallery is encouraging audiences to view everyday household items in a whole new light with the launch of its exhibition, DOMESTIC BLISS: functional works from the collection. Honor Freeman’s “tupperware”. Drawn exclusively from its nationally significant ceramics collection, the Gallery will display works of art from

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Rare Images of Music Royalty

Newcastle Art Gallery ready to rock with rare images of music royalty. Music lovers will be given a backstage pass to some of the biggest bands and gigs in the world when Newcastle Art Gallery showcases rarely seen and previously unreleased photographs of Australian and international musicians. (L-R): Luke Kellet,

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Museum and Art Gallery Funding

$630,000 boost for Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery. Newcastle Museum at Honeysuckle. Photo: Gerson008. Local stories will increase at Newcastle Museum with a multiyear funding allocation from the NSW Government. The museum will receive $135,000 each year for three years under the Create NSW Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts and

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Wallis’ Precious Gift Returns

The beautiful 1818 Macquarie Collector’s Chest returns to Newcastle, forgotten in a Scottish castle for 150 years. The chest is an elaborate gift Captain James Wallis gave to Governor Macquarie in gratitude of his patronage. The chest is decorated with scenes of Newcastle and filled with local natural history specimens.

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Art Gallery Pavilion to Go

The development of the Newcastle Regional Gallery is about to begin and the first step in the process is the destruction and waste of a neglected, award-winning structure. Former award-winning Pavilion at Newcastle Art Gallery in 2009, since demolished to make way for gallery extension. At the rear of the

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