Art or adventure, or both?

A work of art: Central Coast gallery and theatre destinations

Immerse yourself in the Central Coast's vibrant arts and cultural scene.

If you’re looking for a naturally adventurous art destination with sustainability at its core, the Central Coast of New South Wales is a diverse region that can offer your next art adventure the best of many worlds.

The Central Coast is where you’ll find wonderful art trails with galleries, theatres, public artworks, and annual events, showcasing the Central Coast is a vibrant destination to immerse yourself in art and adventure.

Here is your ultimate creative adventure on the Central Coast.

Photo by James Vodicka

William Kentridge: I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine
William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008 (still, detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Anita Belgiorno-Nettis AM and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM 2017, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © William Kentridge.

William Kentridge: I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine

Gosford Regional Gallery, has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of William Kentridge: I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine, an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

One of the most powerful voices in art today,William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. Grounded in the violent absurdity of that period in his country’s history, his artworks draw connections between art, ideology, history and memory.

Kentridge’s eight-channel video work premiered at the Biennale of Sydney in 2008 and was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis in 2017.

See what other creative souls on the Coast like to do who are inspired by nature surrounding our stunning ECO Destination

The Central Coast is home to many creative artists inspired by the natural landscape and cultural significance to kickstart their new lifestyle. With its creative pull talent is alive on the Central Coast with a mix of artists, musicians and chefs all taking inspiration from the waterways and natural landscapes that surround our stunning eco region.

From studio to surf, there’s endless inspiration to channel your creativity on the Central Coast, but a good place to start is with creative souls like Garry Purchase, Pi Williams, Grant Molony, Weave Dibden-Neck, Glitter Supernova and more. Visit their top picks for all things art and adventure on the Central Coast.

Aboriginal artists Garry Purchase in his studio with his artwork hanging in the background
Credit: James Horan
The Box Show at Laycock Street Community Theatre
Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten. Learn about sustainability with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy.
Rough Trade at The Peninsula Theatre
Katie Pollock's hilariously poignant story about the patriarchy, capitalism, and the things we're willing to trade in our search for connection.

Art Trail

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.

Grant Molony & ROWSIE Lane
Gosford Regional Art Prize
Gosford Art Prize has been a significant facet of the Gosford Regional Gallery’s annual exhibition program and grown since the early 1970s. Open to all artists practicing across Australia in any medium. With $28,500 in prizes to win, spread the word for entries.
Sparking creative culture with Glitta Supernova
From art exhibitions to theatres, workshops to festivals, everyone's invited to be part of the sparkling creativity blooming on the Central Coast.
Meet Neale Joseph, Landscape Artist
"The Coast is a landscape full of life"
This project has been funded under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments. gov logo