Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest is now open, under the current Public Health Order. Please see our COVID SAFETY page for updates on the current public health order, and ticketing information. Please stay safe everyone!

Please note that our carpark is currently closed. Accessible parking is still available in the service driveway. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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Window Stories
- My Penrith

Reconnect with your local surrounds and show us your photos of the iconic Penrith!
Submit your artwork by 5 December 2021.
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Art Walks

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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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📸 Join Western Sydney photographer, Garry Trinh, to uncover and capture stories of Penrith through your lens this Saturday 27 November and next Saturday 4 December from 12.30pm - 4.30pm.  Meet and walk together with a group to uncover sites of personal significance, and iconic symbols around Penrith. You will learn how to make the most of your everyday camera, and discover techniques to capture stories of place in your photos.  Each participant will be invited to contribute a final image from the day to be exhibited on the windows of the @the_joan as part of the Window Stories – My Penrith exhibition which opens on 15 December.  BOOK NOW via our website (link in bio).  Photo by Garry Trinh.  #prgtlb #penrithregionalgallery #thejoan #windowstories #mypenrith #windowstoriesmypenrith #photos #photography #photo #photographer #garrytrinh #artist #art #arts #gallery #exhibition #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #local #community
We are hiring! Director, Visual Arts.  Applications close 18 December.  Visit our website for more information: penrithregionalgallery.com.au/job-opportunity-director-visual-arts
Have you seen our current exhibition in Ancher House, From the Collection X Abdullah M.I. Syed?  Join artist Abdullah M.I. Syed and our Curatorial Programs Manager, Toby Chapman at the Gallery this Sunday 28 November 2pm for an enriching and inspiring afternoon as they discuss about the exhibition.  Head over to our website now to book for a free ticket!  Image: Abdullah M.I. Syed, Unframing Sight: Transparency and Reflections, 2021, detail, mixed media installation. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert.  #prgtlb #penrithregionalgallery #fromthecollection #collection #abdullahmisyed #artist #art #arts #gallery #exhibition #inconversation #talk #artisttalk #penrith #emuplains #bluemountains #westernsydney #sydney #australia
🖼 Each fortnight we ask one of our staff to select a work from the collection.  Christine Smalley, our Exhibitions & Collection Coordinator wrote this reflection.  Revealing artistic promise from a young age, Judy Cassab painted her first portrait aged 12 of her beloved grandmother. As we embrace and celebrate a new generation of artists through the Young Archies, these young artists have also painted a challenging portrait of someone beloved to them.  Cassab was consumed with practicing art most days even in the most desperate of circumstances as she lived underground hiding her identity during World War II. Along with her husband and two young sons she fled war-torn Europe in 1951.  Despite the foreignness of her new homeland, she quickly gained a reputation for her distinctive expressionist technique and established herself as a sought-after portraitist. Painting Australian society, royalty and friends, including the Opera singer Joan Sutherland, media giant Frank Packer, pioneering aviator Nancy Bird Walton, and Queen Sikrit of Thailand, she captured not only a sitter’s likeness but the spirit of their times.  The sitter in this work is of radiographer Lily Lynn, a German émigré, and married to artist and art critic Elwyn Lynn, a pioneering exponent of collage and abstraction in Australia.
Cassab won the Archibald Prize in 1967 for the portrait of her friend and contemporary Margo Lewers.  It was the second time she had won. She first won the Archibald Prize in 1960 for a portrait of Stan Rapotec, a fellow émigré, and is one of only two women to twice win the award (the other is Del Kathryn Barton, in 2008 and 2013). She would have witnessed firsthand gender discrimination in the art world and ‘Prize’ competitions she was eager to be part of.  Significantly, in 2021, the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize also reached another milestone - the first time there was gender parity for artists selected as Archibald finalists.  Image: Judy Cassab, Portrait of Lily Lynn, oil on board, Collection Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Peter Kampfner, Copyright Courtesy of the Artist'