Current Exhibitions

Until 4 August

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Penrith Youth Art Prize
This Place Where They Dwell

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👩🏾‍🎨 GET CREATIVE THESE HOLIDAYS AT PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY 👨‍🎨  We have an exciting school holiday program planned full of workshops including plaster sculptures, colourful felt artworks and collaged lanterns. Our studio workshops are led by experienced artist educators and are developed to connect with artworks from our current exhibitions.  🔗 https://www.penrithregionalgallery.com.au/event-series/school-holidays/  Photo: Jacquie Manning
Penrith Regional Gallery stands on the former estate of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, and it was Margo’s hope was that her home and collection be shared with the local community.  To honour Margo’s wish, key works from our collection are on view throughout the gallery and gardens, including in Ancher House Library, where sculptures by Margo and Gerald Lewers, Milan Vojsk, Bim Hilder, and Syd Barron are currently on display.  The estate and collection of artworks was generously donated to Penrith City Council by the Lewers daughters, Darani and Tanya, in 1980. In 1981, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest, was opened.  Ancher House Library, and the Galleries, are open daily from 10am-4pm.  -
Image: Ancher House Library, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest collection. Photo: Maja Baska
Just like our exhibition suites, our heritage garden changes with the season; but some plants, like our succulents, remain constant year-round. On your next visit to Penrith Regional Gallery, escape the everyday and explore our very own living, breathing artwork that is our heritage garden, open daily from 8am-4pm.  -
Our winter suite of exhibitions is open daily from 10am-4pm.
Main Gallery: ARTEXPRESS 2024 until August 4
Lewers House Gallery: Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell until August 4
Loungeroom Gallery & Ancher House: Youth Art Prize: Colour Stories until July 21.  -
Photo: Adam Hollingworth
From handmade glassware and ceramics to candles and chocolates, The Gallery Store features a selection of local makers, artists and creators for you to discover. With winter scarves, spice-mixes, accessories and mugs, our range is sure to bring warmth and colour to your home this winter.  To see our new gifts and homewares, visit us at The Gallery Store, open daily from 10am-3:30pm.  -
On exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery: 
ARTEXPRESS 2024 - Main Gallery until 4 August
Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell - Lewers House Gallery until 4 August
Youth Art Prize: Colour Stories - Loungeroom Gallery & Ancher House until 21 July
Experience Diana Baker Smith’s ‘This Place Where They Dwell’ as its sound, light, colour and movement echoes through the rooms of Lewers House Gallery.  Together with performer & choreographer Lizzie Thomson, Baker Smith considered the sounds, rhythms, and architecture of the Lewers’ former home to prepare for their site-responsive performance. Filmed and presented in Lewers House Gallery, ‘This Place Where They Dwell’ is a contemplative 4-channel video installation that gives form to the memories embedded within the home.  ‘Diana Baker Smith: This Place Where They Dwell’ exhibits in Lewers House Gallery until August 4, open daily from 10am-4pm.  -
Diana Baker Smith, ‘This Place Where They Dwell’, 2024, Penrith Regional Gallery, installation view. Photo: Silversalt Photography.
Join us on Saturday 15 June for a performance and talk in connection to This Place Where They Dwell.  LIVE PERFORMANCE: This Place Where They Dwell 2pm
Composer and soprano, Jane Sheldon will perform within the exhibition This Place Where They Dwell, layering live voice over her recorded four note composition created for the four rooms of Lewers House Gallery.  IN CONVERSATION: Diana Baker Smith 2:15pm
Following the performance, join us for a discussion between artist Diana Baker Smith and curator Nina Stromqvist on the newly commissioned exhibition, This Place Where They Dwell.
Attendance is free - bookings are essential ➡️ via link in our profile
Diana Baker Smith, This Place Where They Dwell, 2024. Photo: 2-DBS studio-Lucy Parakhina