Art gallery visitor numbers are up

HEART OF ART: Newcastle Art Gallery director Lauretta Morton said the gallery recorded its highest number of visitors in 10 years druing 2018. Picture: supplied
HEART OF ART: Newcastle Art Gallery director Lauretta Morton said the gallery recorded its highest number of visitors in 10 years druing 2018. Picture: supplied

NEWCASTLE Art Gallery recorded their highest number of visitors in 10 years during 2018 and have put the boost down to quality exhibitions, youth engagement and social media.

The gallery saw about 77,000 people walk through the doors in 2018. 

“We’re absolutely delighted with what we were able to achieve for our local community and visitors to the city,” gallery director Lauretta Morton said.  

Newcastle Art Gallery attributes the growth partly to their 12 “world-class exhibitions” - 10 of which were curated and displayed exclusively at the gallery. 

Highlights included the current exhibition ‘Olsen Ormandy’: a creative force’ and the Kilgour Prize 2018, featuring winning artist Natasha Walsh.