A work of art: Central Coast gallery destinations
Experience the Central Coast's vibrant culture on this art gallery trail
The Central Coast landscape and lifestyle have inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion. Enjoy the riches of their talent by visiting these galleries around the Coast; food and art can fill a rainy day.
The Central Coast is home to many creative artists inspired by the natural landscape around them. You can explore local galleries and marvel at magnificent original pieces, or even purchase your own artwork to take home and add to your curated collection from a lifetime of travel memories and holiday feels.
Gosford Regional Art Gallery
A trip to the local art gallery is the perfect way to explore a different perspective of your surroundings
Gosford Regional Art Gallery maintains a rotating line up in The Foyer Gallery of local display works from established and emerging local artists in photography, sculpture, visual art and design. From its humble beginnings, this regional gallery is now renowned for hosting an impressive schedule of national and international exhibitions, including the Archibald Prize and many more.
Guided tours of the Gallery are every Saturday morning at 11:00 am and 11:30 am through the Japanese garden.
You'll find art of a different kind among the Gallery's star attractions
Take a lovely stroll through the Japanese gardens of the Edogawa Commemorative Garden, a gift to the people of Gosford by the Sister City Edogawa, Japan. It's fun to feed the Koi fish in the ponds off the oriental bridge. You'll find bags of food to purchase at reception.
The Gallery Shop is also a great place to shop local and regional treasures.
36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW 2250
Ken Duncan Gallery, Erina Heights
One of the largest privately-owned purpose-built photographic galleries in Australia.
Ken Duncan is an Australian landscape photographer best known for his stunning array of panoramic landscape images from Australia and around the world.
At the Ken Duncan Gallery you can watch a stunning audio-visual presentation in the venue’s intimate 45-seat theatre, browse through the Gallery Store, or wander amongst the spectacular artworks featuring photos from across the Central Coast and around the world in the gallery’s spacious viewing rooms. Then enjoy lunch or a coffee in Kew Dining, with its wonderfully colourful menu.
414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights NSW 2260
Bouddi Gallery, Killcare
Trading in the arts and crafts by not-for-profit Aboriginal-owned Art Centres
Open since 2007, Bouddi Gallery exclusively trades in the arts and crafts produced by not-for-profit Aboriginal Art Centres, and in homewares and lifestyle products made under licensed arrangements with Art Centres and Aboriginal artists.
Bouddi Gallery is located in Killcare on the Bouddi Peninsula where you can easily visit after a bushwalk in Bouddi National Park to admire and shop an extensive range of paintings, works on paper, ceramics, carvings, glassware and weavings.
54 Araluen Dr, Killcare NSW 2257
Grant Molony Gallery
New gallery location at The Entrance
Grant has lived on the Central Coast his whole life but travelled far. His art consists of detailed ink and acrylic with hits of aerosol. Portraits and animals are a consistent theme in his work which ranges from small, commissioned pieces to large murals well-known in the region and beyond.
The Grant Molony Gallery has recently moved from Long Jetty to its new location at the Entrance, sharing the space with Rowsie Lane to achieve an art, flowers, gifts, workshops and kids parties venue on the waterfront. Grant offers a lot of support to emerging artists through workshops, shared exhibition spaces and community projects.
Grant Molony is a valued Brand Ambassador of Love Central Coast who will tour you through what inspires him about his life here in the featured video story below.
11 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance NSW 2261
Glenn McKimmin Gallery
New exhibition, gallery, homewares and intimate event space - joining the Long Jetty neighbourhood in 2021
Glenn McKimmin is a professional landscape photographer with more than 15 years of diverse industry experience. He loves what he does for a living and generously helps others discover the life-changing benefits of photography, whether you're an amateur, professional or hobbyist.
His new gallery at Long Jetty doubles as an elegant shopfront for the Central Coast's longest-standing professional printing and framing company, Created for Life, who are on hand to help if you're keen to decorate your home with photographic art.
Photographer Glenn McKimmin set out on a four seater light aircraft from Warnervale airport to William Creek, South Australia to photograph a one in a hundred year flood at Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. The photographs in the exhibition from this trip were shot entirely from a light aircraft looking directly down at the abstract patterns and textures of a Australia’s 200 million year old salt lake. Kati Thanda is the lowest point below sea level on the Australian continent. Don’t miss seeing this incredible collection of original artworks at Glenn’s beautiful Central Coast Gallery.
Shop 1/421-423 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty NSW 2261
The Art House, Wyong
The Art House is the Central Coast's most exciting performing arts centre, bringing world-class theatre to a Central Coast audience.
Consisting of a 500-seat theatre, 130-seat studio, a foyer exhibition space and meeting facilities, The Art House is a professional theatre for the community. Its joint focuses are on bringing national and internationally-renowned companies and performers to its stage and on providing a state-of-the-art performance space for the local community.
Visitors to the Central Coast will find a packed schedule of theatre and musical performances with something to suit the tastes of everyone.
See what's on at The Art House to book your tickets.
Wyong Memorial Hall, Margaret St, Wyong NSW 2259
Art Studios Co-operative Ltd.
The Bay Gallery at Ettalong Beach is home to Art Studios Co-operative. Six professional local artists host regular exhibitions and events for the public.
29 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257
Located on the beachfront at Terrigal, KAB Gallery is a trusted international art brand offering a selection of quality Australian collectable art to a global audience.
Established in 2013, the gallery is the culmination of Director, Kerry-Anne Blanket's lifelong passion for art, along with education and a career spent learning everything there is to know about collecting, investing in, valuing, restoring and selling art.
KAB Gallery, Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW
Alison Homestead & Historical Society
Take a trip back in time courtesy of Alison Homestead & Historical Society. The Homestead is set on two hectares in a rural setting on Wyong’s first land grant dating back to 1825. See displays of memorabilia, furniture, toys, household items, photos, equipment, machinery and tools relating to the early settlers of Wyong and surrounds.
If you fancy weaving in a tour that features the Homestead, try the self-guided Wyong Heritage Walk available to play on streaming app, Whoooshka.
1 Cape Road, Wyong NSW, Australia
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TRADE the MARK, Umina Beach
TRADE the MARK is an art and design studio at Umina Beach led by artist Christina McLean. Currently focusing on hand built and painted ceramic vessels, bespoke art pieces and textile design, the TRADE the MARK studio and its output is constantly evolving, like Chris herself.
47 Greenhaven Dr, Umina Beach NSW 2257
Blank Canvas Central Coast, June 2022
The inaugural Blank Canvas Central Coast showcases works from the Coast’s leading makers and creators at pop-up retail spaces across the region.
An array of local artisan work is on display to shop including paintings, drawings, photography, prints, jewellery, ceramics, leather goods, produce, and more. The dates and pop-up locations for 2022 are yet to be announced - watch our Love Central Coast socials for the latest news.
Moochinside is a quirky, curated retail space supporting emerging artists and designers and showcasing a range of unique products all with their own stories.
5/1 Killcare Rd, Killcare NSW 2257
Two Birds Gallery Cafe, Toowoon Bay's corner cafe
Two Birds Gallery & Cafe features a vibrant cafe, art gallery, and gift shop with an eclectic range of gifts, art and creative homewares. They serve Toby’s Estate coffee and T2 teas alongside a range of tasty cakes and an All Day Menu featuring some of your favourite brunchy items.
Two Birds Gallery Cafe, Pacific Street, Toowoon Bay NSW, Australia
Usui Cafe Gallery
Located opposite the Visitor Information Centre Usui Cafe Gallery is a great place to refuel at the Entrance. Their rustic menu is brimming with local, organic produce that is passionate about honest, fresh food that hits the spot. Give your day a healthy kick start with their Japanese influenced wholesome food, and see a collection of local artists adorning their walls.
Shop 1, 4 Marine Parade The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
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Nicole Berlach, Artist & Illustrator
Nicole Berlach is a scientific illustrator offering a range of art prints; linen homewares; greeting cards and journals. Her work celebrates the unique diversity of our Australian environment, and encourages people to slow down and appreciate beauty in the small things.
You will find her work online, at local markets, as well as hanging in local cafes and gallery spaces around the Central Coast.
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