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In line with NSW Health advice, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest is temporarily closed to the public and will reopen on 25 October 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.


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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🖼 Each fortnight, we ask one of our staff to select a work from our collection, and to share their thoughts about it.  This week, our Venue Manager, Sophia Egarhos, has selected a work by artist Sydney Ball.  She shares, “As I scroll through the spreadsheet to select a work, I was excited to see this piece by artist Sydney Ball as he has been an inspiration in my own art practice over the years as I transitioned towards making large scale installation pieces that focused on colour and form. Ball was innovative in using colour and abstract forms in his paintings, always progressing and pushing boundaries in the way we the viewer look at paintings. This is an earlier piece from 1968 where Ball began to work with shapes made out of plywood.” 
In 2008, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest exhibited and toured the major survey exhibition, Sydney Ball The Colour Paintings 1963 – 2007. Sydney Ball was an icon of Australian abstraction and contemporary to Margo & Gerald Lewers. This work was acquired for the collection in 2010. 
“Colour richness and intensity is the primary importance and that is achieved through the refinement of form and colour simplicity.” - Sydney Ball 
Sydney Ball, Temple, 1968, enamel on glider plywood
Collection Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Acquisition Fund 2010. 
Copyright courtesy of the Artist’s Estate.  #homewithprg #artathome
🖼 Each fortnight we ask one of our staff to select a work from the collection.  As we say farewell to Nick Atkins, Director of New Work at our sister site @the_joan and @qtheatre_, he has selected a drawing that speaks to his experience of lockdown, and the changes that come with exciting new career opportunities. 
“As I move through the collection this work sticks with me. Writing from my ‘LGA of concern,’ I’m wrestling with relief, fatigue, hope, boredom, fear, excitement but most of all restlessness. I’m also going through a lot of change right now and processing that from within a 5km radius is odd. There’s no new faces or buildings or train lines or rituals to help make sense of the motion that comes with change. This work made me think about stillness and what it means to be still. It doesn’t come easily to me. When I look at this work I can see stillness and movement at the same time, and it helps me make sense of this moment a little more than I did before."  Frank Hinder and his wife Margel were close friends of both Margo and Gerald Lewers and spent many weekends at the Lewers’ Emu Plains home. Whilst there, Frank sketched images of the Lewers, especially Gerald, depicting not only the people but the shapes and rhythms created by that person’s interaction with their surroundings. During his time in America, he embraced the idea of ‘Dynamic Symmetry’, which meant that everything in the universe, was ordered and mathematical. 
"Are we all here for a certain purpose… the Scientist to discover and prove, the Philosopher to speculate, the Artist to make visible and understandable their discoveries?" Frank Hinder, 1938 diary entry. 
Frank Hinder, Jerry Seated, 1945, pencil ink paper
Gift of Frank Hinder 1981, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest Collection
Copyright courtesy of the Artist’s Estate  #homewithprg #artathome
Thank you to everyone who signed up for our recent Drawing at Home with David Middlebrook workshop which wrapped up over the weekend!  We've received some lovely feedback about it and here's one that we'd like to share, "My very first experience with drawing and a paintbrush has been so lovely and not pressured. I thoroughly loved the online lessons. David has made my introduction less intimidating and peaked my curiosity and interest for how to start to play and capture the beauty around me."  Thank you so much for supporting the Gallery's programs. We wouldn't be able to run our workshops without your support! ❤️  #homewithprg #artathome
☘️ Our heritage gardener, Shayne, shares with us that our heritage garden is currently unwrapping layers of bloom as we approach the middle of spring. In this photo, English bluebells die back to reveal the emergence of white daisies dappled along pathways.  #homewithprg