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 […]
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, […]
Celebrating 75 years of Modernist art and living at its Emu Plains site, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest presents a suite of exhibitions and associated programs titled Emu Island – Modernism in Place that will be open to the public from 26 August until 19 November 2017.
Expressions of Interest – Café at Lewers Opens 26 May | Closes 18 June Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is seeking Expressions of Interest from an experienced café operator for Café at Lewers at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. We are looking for a creative, commercially focussed and co-operative operator who will work with […]
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest | Winter Exhibition Suite Richard Goodwin – Navigator American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times 27 May – 20 August 2017 ‘Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or colour’ – John F. Kennedy […]
The Five Feisty and Fabulous Film Project offers filmmakers who identify as living with disability the opportunity to undertake a digital film workshop program. This funded project will provide five participants, the opportunity to tell five stories, in five minutes, in a digital film format. The project will be hosted by Penrith Regional Gallery using […]
Modernist artist Margo Lewers stored materials for possible use in future artworks within her beloved garden. The storage space, primarily untouched for nearly four decades, marks the working life of an artist. The team at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest recently embarked on a Collection Internship which involved retrieving artefacts, uncovering and recording […]
Visions of Utopia, Hill End: Seven Decades and Rochelle Summerfield: A Wayfarer on the Nepean. These three exhibitions give regional audiences an opportunity to view artworks from some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists, and to discover the quirky art and animation of Rochelle Summerfield. 4 March – 21 May.
Marking the beginning of a long-term partnership between Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Gravity (and Wonder) is a vibrant three month program with a range of events, workshops and programs extending the themes of a central exhibition. The project collaborators are joined by education partner Western Sydney University, bringing its Penrith Observatory and academic expertise into the project alongside citizen science events to intrigue the community. Eminent astronomer and science communicator Professor Fred Watson AM is the patron of this multi-faceted project.
Artback NT, in association with Maruku Arts, presents Punuku Tjukurpa, the first touring exhibition of artworks from the Maruku Arts archive based at Mutitjulu, near Uluru in the Northern Territory. The exhibition includes carved objects made of wood, known as puny, sculptural and 2D pieces and specially produced audio and video footage.