Gallery façade with details from objects in the Gallery’s Mann – Tatlow Collection of Asian Art, 2021. Image: Bernie Fischer
Anita Johnson, Come to me without a word, 2020. Image: Bernie Fischer
George Gittoes, On Being There, 2021. Image: Bernie Fischer
Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Pool, the Alchemy of Blue (detail), 2013. Image: the artist
On The Move: The Dion Family, 2020. Image: Bernie Fischer
Stephen Dupont, Piksa Niugini. The Portraits and Diaries of Stephen Dupont, 2019. Image: Bernie Fischer
Wollongong Art Gallery
About the Gallery
Established in 1978, Wollongong Art Gallery moved to its current location in 1991 and is one of the largest regional galleries in Australia with 9 exhibition spaces including a community access gallery. WAG’s program has a strong focus on telling regional stories through innovative contemporary art practice that resonate with the region’s diverse community and with visitors to the area.
WAG’s program includes a wide range of Education, Public and Access programs that encourage interaction and participation and enhance visitor experience.
The WAG art collection compromises over 3,000 artworks and objects across four collecting areas worth in excess of $16.5 million:
- Early Australian Art with a particular focus on Illawarra landscapes pre 1935
- Aboriginal Art from around Australia including the Local and South Coast areas
- Contemporary Australian Art including work by local and regional artists
- Asian art and objects
WAG programs over 16 new exhibitions within its main program including from touring shows, contemporary exhibitions by regional and other artists, exhibitions developed through the Visiting Curator Program and shows from the art collection. The Gallery also presents 12 exhibitions in its community access gallery annually. WAG develops and delivers a wide range of complimentary Public, Education and Access Programs aimed at preschool to seniors as well as free guided tours by our trained gallery guide team.
WAG has 9 exhibition spaces including, including a multi-function space and a Community Access Gallery.