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An exciting volunteer opportunity is available at Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest. This opportunity will particularly suit people interested in art, culture and modernism. This is a dynamic role with the opportunity to engage visitors and maximise a positive experience for audiences. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to: Be an ambassador for Penrith […]
[photo: Frank Watters, 2014; Jon Lewis photographer] We are saddened to hear of the passing away of Frank Watters, OAM, who died peacefully in his sleep on 21 May 2020. Frank was an important Sydney gallerist, who along with his partners Geoffrey and Alexandra Legge ran Watters Gallery between 1964 and 2018. Frank was a […]
We are sad to have to close our doors today on 23 March 2020, following the latest announcement from the Australian Government restricting non-essential businesses, including places of entertainment, to open. However, our greatest responsibility is to serve our community and keeping safe is the most important thing we can do right now. All activities […]
Media Release On 18 March the Prime Minister announced a ban on non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people, effective immediately and in NSW the ban is in force until midnight on 16 June 2020. The immediate effect of this ban is a closure of The Joan’s three theatres. The impact of the COVID-19 virus […]
Dear supporters, friends, patrons, artists, This morning the Prime Minister has announced a ban on non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people, effective immediately. Yesterday the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our cultural life was keenly felt by us all as artists told us they were unable to travel, tours were suspended or postponed, […]
During a period of great uncertainty for communities, we are reaching out amidst rising concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) to reassure you that Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest remains open and a safe place to visit. At this juncture there is no instruction from any government authority to cancel group activities, close workplaces or […]
Sheona White has been appointed to the role of Director of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest. She has overall responsibility for artistic programming strategy across the key areas of the Gallery in exhibitions, collection, public, education and community engagement. White’s professional purpose is to explore and develop visual arts advocacy through community, […]
Penrith Performing and Visual Arts is delighted to welcome two new artists for Penrith Regional Gallery’s Summer Studio Residency, an initiative committed to supporting the professional development of artists within and beyond our region. This year, the gallery will host artists Miguel Olmo and Marian Tubbs from 10 December – 20 January 2019. Marian Tubbs’ […]
A Series about Making Art Work Have you ever wondered how one goes about installing an artwork? Thought about how an intricately put-together crystal mobile came to be suspended from the roof? How that oversized painting and frame managed to fit through the door? Where that entirely new wall came from? There is a dedicated […]
Thanks to the support of Southlands, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts will provide $15,000 to the development of new projects by early career artists. Three breakthrough awards of $5000 each will be presented to artists, alongside an assigned mentor artist, working in the areas of music, visual arts or theatre. For the first time, one of these awards […]
The winner of The Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest’s Raffle Draw is Ticket Number W10 GREEN, winning a Friends’ Gourmet Christmas Hamper! The Raffle was drawn on Monday, 4 December 2017.
Museums & Galleries of NSW have announced the winners of the 2017 IMAGinE awards. Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences won the award for Gravity (and Wonder), in the Capacity Building, Capital & Sustainability Programs category. Gravity (and Wonder) included an exhibition, artists and scientist residencies and […]
Media Release October 2017 If you’ve been to the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, you’ll most likely know the site used to be the family home of Modernist artists Margo and Gerald Lewers and the sculptures, garden and artworks are all part of the fabulous package on offer to interested visitors. More importantly, […]