Lake Mac art gallery set to grow

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery is set to expand with works beginning in March.
Lake Macquarie Art Gallery is set to expand with works beginning in March.

A $2.3 million expansion of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is set to begin next month to enhance the already vibrant and popular cultural facility.

The expansion will extended the collection storage and exhibition space, –  including dedicated space for contemporary Aboriginal art exhibitions and programming.

Works will also include a covered outdoor programming space, a reconfigured entrance, new air-conditioning plant and additional photovoltaic cells.

Lake Macquarie’s  Jacqui Hemsley said with a growing audience, higher demands for public exhibition space and rapidly developing collection an expansion of the gallery was essential.

The expansion will  help attract larger exhibitions and increase its appeal as a destination, and will also help in achieving the gallery’s target to reduce at least 30 per cent of its carbon footprint.

The Gallery will be temporarily closed from  March 31 until September to allow the construction to occur.