Term 3 Art Workshops - Online Lessons

Term 3 Art Workshops - Online Lessons

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COVID SAFETY

COVID SAFETY

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In line with NSW Health advice, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Saturday 28 August 2021. Please see our COVID SAFETY page for further updates on the current public health order, and ticketing information. Please stay safe everyone!


As part of our COVID-safe measures, all visitors (patrons, artists, students, contractors, staff, volunteers and other personnel) must register their attendance on site using the QR Codes located near the entry points. Staff are available for assistance, and a manual option is available for those unable to register online.

We assure you that social distancing rules and measures remain paramount in the Gallery, with new stringent cleaning guidelines in place.

Please note that all cars parked onsite must exit by 3.30pm daily before our gates are locked at 3.45pm, unless there is a special event at the Gallery when we might have different opening hours.


What's On

Upcoming Exhibitions

Barbara Cleveland Thinking Business
From the Collection X Abdullah M.I. Syed
Painting Up Country

Taking art to you:

Explore some of our exhibitions through our digital catalogues, or find new ways to immerse yourself in art with our digital learning resources…

Dream Realised: our community victory Exhibition Catalogue

Dream Realised: our community victory Exhibition Catalogue

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Emu Island: Modernism in Place Exhibition Catalogue

Emu Island: Modernism in Place Exhibition Catalogue

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Gifting Exhibition Catalogue

Gifting Exhibition Catalogue

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Outside the Stadium

A public art project by PP&VA with photographer Lyndal Irons Learn more

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Arts Anywhere Anytime

From a digital creative Penrith Click here for creativity

Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery

The Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery is a social volunteer group, vitally interested in the Gallery and its progress; everyone is welcome to become a member of the Friends of the Gallery.

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Venue HIre

The Gallery is a unique and idyllic venue. Nestled on the banks of the Nepean River, the Gallery is set in spectacular heritage gardens designed by celebrated artists Gerald and Margo Lewers.

It’s perfect for weddings, parties and celebrations; and also has studio spaces suitable for functions, workshops and meetings. Cafe at Lewers can provide fabulous catering.

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Gallery Tours

The Gallery Team has access to a wealth of fascinating stories about art, culture and history, and the intriguing people such as artists, writers and architects who’ve left their traces at Penrith Regional Gallery.

To enhance your visit, why not book a guided tour of the site and its history or the current exhibitions, perhaps even a VIP after hours exhibition tour. Alternately you may like a free 7-minute welcome and introduction to the site and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.

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Be part of Penrith's Creative Heart. PP&VA Board and Committee Nominations are open. Deadline 15 August 2021.  Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) is seeking nominations from interested Greater Western Sydney-based community members to its Board of Directors and three Community Advisory Committees (Education Committee, Performing Arts Committee and Visual Arts Committee).  These are volunteer positions.  A public company limited by guarantee and a controlled entity of Penrith City Council, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is a producer, curator, presenter and a leader in industry-led arts education experiences in the region.  PP&VA is looking to diversify its Board and Committee representation to best reflect the community we serve. We are particularly interested in nominations from those with a passion for arts and cultural growth in this region including:  · Local business representatives
· Artists and creatives
· Representatives of Joan and Gallery community hiring groups
· Those from a diverse cultural background
· Young people (aged between 18 and 40)  MORE INFO via link in bio.
Please be aware that @cafeatlewers is currently closed following notification of a positive COVID-19 case visiting for takeaway over several mornings last week. We will share any updates as they come to hand. In the meantime, take care and please stay safe ❤  • • • • •  We are absolutely devastated to hear that a positive Covid-19 case has visited Cafe at Lewers on 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th July between 9am-9.30am.  NSW health got in contact with us this morning and we will be closing the site until we have further information. All staff members rostered on these days have been asked to get tested and self isolate. We ask that guests that visited the site during these times  get tested and monitor your health.  Please stay safe everyone ❤️
To continue the celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, here is an image of an artwork from our upcoming exhibition, Painting up Country, just installed in our Loungeroom Gallery. We can't wait for you to visit us at the Gallery to see all the artworks up close when it is safe to do so.  This painting titled The River Cries - ‘Dyarubbin Dreaming’, is a collaborative work by TAFE Koori art students, Peter Williams, Leanne Kelly, Graham Murray, Jay Dent, Kerrie Miller, Michelle Locke, Denise Saunders, Julie -Ann Dolcol, Alison Barnes, Andrew Pyle, Brian Bell.  A response to the ever-increasing water crisis, it tells the old stories of the Dyarubbin Hawkesbury/Nepean River) and all that lives and exists along the river, from middens of fresh and salt water mussels to the plants and animals that co-exist here and rely on the river to nourish them. It also depicts the migration paths of the eels and mullet as they move between saltwater and freshwater.  The Painting up Country project began in 2018 at Wentworth Falls College of TAFE and recently relocated to the larger Katoomba campus at the beginning of 2021. In this collection of works, under the facilitation of their teacher Dharug woman Leanne Tobin @lea_tobin, students work at creating artworks that tell local stories of environment, flora and fauna but also works that reflect on their own personal and varied stories.  While the project allows students to develop new skills in using materials and equipment with many students painting for the first time, more importantly it provides an opportunity for many to reconnect with their own cultural backgrounds. The students come from many different Aboriginal nations within Australia but because of historic events of dispossession and disruption, many still seek to find their own family and cultural connections.  Through sharing their personal and collective stories, the group have developed a deeper understanding of cultural connection and responsibilities to Country which also brings with it a sense of peace and belonging.  Painting up Country is an initiative of @tafensw  Head over to facebook.com/penrithregionalgallery to view photos of other artworks from the exhibition.
In line with the latest NSW Health advice, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest is now temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Friday 16 July.  But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the arts! 🥰 Head over to our webpages to immerse yourself in creativity at home from a digital creative Penrith.  qtheatre.com.au/keep-heart-penrith
penrithregionalgallery.com.au/learning
We are all set for our Clay Animal Bowls at Home online workshop tomorrow! We can't wait to get creative and be inspired even while in lockdown.  Thank you so much for the support - we are fully booked. 🥰  Please stay tuned for updates on future workshops.  Artworks in the background are from our upcoming exhibition, Painting Up Country.  From left to right: Collaborative work by: Peter Williams, Leanne Kelly, Graham Murray, Jay Dent, Kerrie Miller, Michelle Locke, Denise Saunders, Julie -Ann Dolcol, Alison Barnes, Andrew Pyle, Brian Bell, The River Cries - 'Dyarubbin Dreaming', 2019; Denise Saunders (DARUG), The Land Before, 2018; Kerrie Miller (NATION UNKNOWN), Shelling Peas, 2018; Leanne Jones (DARUG/WIRADJURI/N'GYAMPAA) Nura - Deerubin Bila (Country and the Deerubin River), 2020