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Dream Realised: our community victory

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We are excited to announce that we will be reopening our Gallery doors on Sunday 28 June 2020 for you to enjoy the works from our new exhibition, Dream Realised: our community victory.

As part of our new COVID-safe measures, we will be implementing timed ticketing with a maximum of 50 people per timed session. We assure you that social distancing rules and measures remain paramount in the Gallery, with new stringent cleaning guidelines in place.

The exhibition will be open across three ticketed sessions per day, 10-11.30am, 12-1.30pm and 2-3.30pm, seven days a week, with time for cleaning in between each session. Please note that currently, our timed sessions are available for bookings from 28 June – 31 July 2020 only.

Bookings for timed sessions are available online now or at the venue. We cannot wait to welcome you through our doors soon!


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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Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources

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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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We are excited to announce that we will be reopeni We are excited to announce that we will be reopening our Gallery doors on Sunday 28 June 2020 for you to enjoy the works from our new exhibition, Dream Realised: our community victory.  As part of our new COVID-safe measures, we will be implementing timed ticketing with a maximum of 50 people per timed session. We assure you that social distancing rules and measures remain paramount in the Gallery, with new stringent cleaning guidelines in place.  The exhibition will be open from 28 June – 1 November 2020 across three ticketed sessions per day, 10-11.30am, 12-1.30pm and 2-3.30pm, seven days a week, with time for cleaning in between each session. 
Please note that currently, our timed sessions are available for bookings from 28 June – 31 July 2020 only.  Bookings for timed sessions are available online or at the venue. Head over to our website (link in bio) to book a session now.  We cannot wait to welcome you through our doors soon!  Image: Paul Worstead, Cooking with fish and chips in paradise 1976. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Photographs: Ray Fulton, QAGOMA. Copyright courtesy of the artist  #dreamrealised
We hope you're just as excited as we are to learn We hope you're just as excited as we are to learn that we currently have an Agave attenuata in spectacular flower in our Heritage Garden!  Sometimes known as the Lion’s Tail or Swan's Neck, the Agave is native to the central regions of Mexico. The flower spike (raceme) may reach three metres in height and is characterised by its clusters of beautiful bell-shaped flowers which are pale and creamy white in colour.  Did you know that the flower spike of an Agave can take up to 10 years of parent plant growth prior to its spectacular bloom? A member of the Asparagaceae family, Agaves become senescent (die) after flowering.  #homewithprg
✍️ 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘂𝘀!  Being in lockdown has certainly changed the way we live, flipped our usual routines, and transformed our day-to-day-experiences. We'd love to find out how you've been doing, and hear stories of your life in lockdown - surprising, heart-warming or even funny! Share it with us via email at newsfromthejoan@penrith.city in 40 words - you can send photos or videos too.  We'll feature some of our favourites in our Creative Care Packs ❤️ and on our social channels in the coming weeks, and the best stories will also stand a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to spend on something beautiful from our Gift Shop*. This round closes 31 May, so get your entries ready!  PS: If you're not on our database yet, and you'd like to receive Creative Care Packs from us every week, let us know via email too! *Terms & Conditions apply.  Image: Teniola Komolafe  #homewiththejoan #homewithprg
Does this scene look familiar? Today on Internati Does this scene look familiar?  Today on International Museum Day, we are participating in the @icomofficiel's call out ‘to unite in a simple online expression of our shared belief in the power of ideas and objects to nourish our lives’ by selecting one object from our collection that resonates with us at this time.  This small coloured sketch by Frank Hinder depicts fellow artists Margel Hinder and Gerald Lewers lying by a fire and is one of many gems in the Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest Collection which depict the closeness between the two artist couples, Margel and Frank Hinder, and Margo and Gerald Lewers.  Throughout the late 40s and 50s the Hinders were frequent visitors to the Lewers at their property on River Road, Emu Plains which through the bequest of daughters Tanya and Darani established the Penrith Regional Gallery. Spending time towards a creative pursuit was encouraged during visits, and the comparative isolation of the property which was quite a journey from the city during this period, offered a ripe environment for delving into the world of ideas, possibility and creativity.  We hope it offers you some warmth and comfort, however you spend your day.  #Our2020 #IMD2020 #homewithprg  Image: Frank Hinder, Margel and Gerry Reading 1942 pencil and watercolour on paper 17 x 25.7, Gift of Tanya Crothers and Darani Lewers, 1980 Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest Collection, Copyright Courtesy of the Estate of Frank Hinder
#homewithprg do some research and find a good qual #homewithprg do some research and find a good quality photo of a #bird that you like - use a range of #pencils from 2H to 4B and after #sketching in the general shape of the bird, slowly work up a nice range of tones. This is a long slow #sketch or #illustration and a very relaxing way to spend some time #drawing in your #journal. #nature #sketchbook #pencil #art #creativity #mindfulness #birdlife
#homewithprg journal project. Yesterday a feather #homewithprg journal project. Yesterday a feather today build on that understanding of the structure of a feather and try a whole wing.  Use google images to find some reference photos for this drawing. Notice there are smaller feathers called lesser and greater coverts near the bone with then longer primary and secondary feathers that create the wing span to catch the wind and give lift to the bird. The overall structure of the wing is still fairly flat making this a fairly simple form to draw and get satisfying results. #charcoal #draw #dailydrawing #sketchbook #artjournal #creativity #birds #nature