Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Welcome to Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. We are open six days a week with a regularly changing program of exhibitions and events that reflect the area's unique heritage via contemporary and traditional art. The gallery is located within walking distance of shops, bus stops and Windsor Railway Station. Free entry.
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC PROGRAMSExhibitions are scheduled to offer a variety of media in visual art, craft, photography and design. A guiding principle of our exhibition program is to uphold the Hawkesbury's artistic and creative heritage while showcasing the new and original.
Every year, at least some of our exhibitions come to us through the extensive network of public art museums of which we are part. All our exhibitions aim to be thought-provoking, challenging and educational in the broadest sense of the word.
The gallery also holds public programs. These provide opportunities for those who want to deepen their understanding of art, meet the exhibiting artists in person and make the most of their gallery experience. Every exhibition features artist and curator talks, and there are often children's workshops, film screenings and guided tours as well.
PUBLIC ARTThe plaque in the main pedestrian entry to the Deerubbin Centre is based on original artwork by Darug Elder, Edna Watson. The word 'Deerubbin' is the name given by the traditional owners, the Boorerboorongal Clan of the Darug people, to what is now better known as the Hawkesbury River. The plaque commemorates the first meeting between Yarramundi, the Indigenous leader, and Governor Arthur Phillip, on the banks of the river in 1789. It is just over a metre high and is cast in aluminium.
Hospital Beds, in the courtyard near the café, is a site-specific artwork created by Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse for the opening of the Centre in 2005. It brings together and interprets the multiple meanings of the site, including convict barracks, hospital and contemporary art space. Mist surrounds the sculpture at different times throughout the day, providing a reminder of the curtain drawn around the hospital bed and a burst of cool refreshment in the summer.
Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm (Closed Tuesdays and public holidays)
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
DISABILITY ACCESSThere is a ramp from the Christie Street entrance and a lift to the gallery level from each of the basement carpark, George Street entrance and from the Ground Floor of the Library.
Undercover parking is available for 78 cars. On-street parking is available in nearby streets, including Christie Street, Catherine Street and George Street.
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