Glasshouse Regional Gallery
The Gallery opened in July 2009 and consists of over 600m2 of space across three levels within the Glasshouse. With soaring ceilings of seven metres, lift access to all levels and full humidity/climate control, the Gallery is able to accommodate a wide range of international, national and regional exhibitions.Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art CollectionThe Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art Collection comprises over 200 donated and acquired artworks reflecting its major themes:- abstraction and landscape.The Collection began through an acquisitive annual art competition. In 2003 the Regional Gallery Advisory Board set guidelines for acquiring new artworks and the Glasshouse now continues to oversee acquisitions, framing and conservation requirements. With the opening of the Glasshouse in 2009, the Collection has developed significantly. Recent acquisitions include artworks from artists with a significant national profiles including works by Euan Macleod, Elizabeth Cummings, Marion Borgelt, Alun Leach-Jones, Nola Jones, Chris Langlois and Luke Sciberras.Collection artworks form the foundation of numerous Glasshouse curated exhibitions and programs each year. In addition, Collection artworks are displayed throughout the Glasshouse and Council buildings. Recently the gallery has embarked on a Collection digitisation project to allow greater access to the Collection through a number of digital platforms. This project has been generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.Be Inspired @ the GalleryEach year the Glasshouse Regional Gallery presents an exciting and dynamic program of touring and curated exhibitions from well-known international and national contemporary artists, designers and craft practitioners as well as celebrated local artists and cultural diversity. The Gallery also hosts Northern Exposure, a biennial survey exhibition of mid north coast artists which provides a fascinating overview of local creativity and artistic practice.Be Creative @ the Gallery - Activities For All AgesTo coincide with the exhibition program the Gallery host a range of artist talks, workshops, educational activities as well as professional development opportunities for the community, artists and teachers. Regular programs include:-Glasshouse SproutsCraft Spot Exhibition OpeningsTalks at The GalleryAccess Ability ProgramsCreative Workshops Artist In ResidenceOpening Hours:Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm,Saturday and Sunday, 10am–4pm.Closed Mondays.
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