8 February 2019 – 31 March 2019

Now in its eleventh year, the much-anticipated First Class exhibition project celebrates the high calibre of work by the previous year’s HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. In First Class 18, the selected artists explore themes of memory, culture, science and the environment.

A gallery exhibition curated by Helen Willis and Courtney Novak in consultation with Meryl Ryan

Lowanna Russell, Wadalba Community School 'Evanescent Integrity' (detail), digital photography, 45cm x 68cm. © the artist.

Gallery Expansion

In 2019, the gallery will begin a $2.2-million development that will culminate in a mid-year suite of events and exhibitions commissioned to celebrate the grand reopening. The development will include a new outdoor programming area and increased exhibition space we propose to dedicate to contemporary Aboriginal arts practice. This exciting project will support the gallery in being one of the most dynamic, inclusive, forward-thinking and sustainable contemporary art galleries in the country.