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Current Exhibitions

Reconnected: a recovery story

Rachel Milne, Other Side of the Fence 2020, oil on board, 35 x 30cm © the artist

4 July – 11 October

To celebrate our region (and world) emerging from the unprecedented conditions resulting from the recent pandemic, MAC presents this exhibition of hope.

Local artists have been invited to reflect on recovery and a positive way forward, and to share that vision with the Lake Macquarie community.

This exhibition will reconnect artists and the community directly, in the physical sense, beyond the digital and distanced world they've inhabited over the past months. Inclusive of recent painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation, installed inside the Art Museum and out, this exhibition looks on the brighter and more positive side of life.

Most of the artworks in this show will also be for sale, offering the community a chance to support their artists, the museum to celebrate the wealth of creativity in the City, and the artists a professional opportunity on the other side of isolation.

A MAC exhibition project in consultation with the community.

Artworks on display in Reconnected

People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite work in the exhibition. The artists of the three most popular works will each receive $500. Winners will be announced 3pm Saturday 10 October.

  • Voting is online only
  • You can only vote once
  • You must visit the exhibition to be eligible to vote (artwork codes are located at MAC).
  • By voting, you are eligible to go into the draw for a MAC pack and Sculpture Cafe voucher.
  • Voting closes 5pm 9 October 2020

Cast your vote for the People's Choice award.

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YOUR COLLECTION: yapang

Kathleen Paddoon Nakarra Nakarra (detail) 2007 59.5 x 39.5cm, etching on Hahnemühle paper Donated by MAC Society, Cultural Collections Lake Macquarie, Museum of Art and Culture yapang Collection © the artist

Until 6 December

The word ‘yapang’  (pronounced yah-pung) means journey or pathway in Awabakal language, and is the name given to the newly dedicated program of Aboriginal exhibitions and related projects within MAC. In line with this, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus area of the collection is now known under the name ‘yapang’. This exhibition not only celebrates these initiatives, but also launches the commitment to showcase collection works permanently in the MAC exhibition space.

A yapang project selected in consultation with the Aboriginal Reference Group


Art in Your Community: Triangle Challenge Artworks

Selected artworks from the #MACTriangle Challenge social media campaign have been digitally printed and are on display in the Community Exhibition space at MAC.

You can view some of the artworks on Instagram.