DISCOVER_websitePenrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is set on the western bank of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains at Emu Plains, and was established in 1981 at the former home and property of sculptor Gerald Lewers and painter Margo Lewers. Each year tens of thousands of visitors delight in the Gallery’s dynamic exhibitions, events, education programs, splendid gardens and café.

Within our beautiful heritage setting we aim to develop and maintain a visual arts centre of excellence and diversity for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Penrith, the surrounding region and beyond. The Gallery develops and presents ongoing programs and activities that:

• refer to and involve the people, place and history of Penrith and western Sydney
• refer to and involve the history and significance of the Gallery’s collection and site
• present contemporary visual arts and crafts practice
• investigate relevant areas of Australian art history and scholarship.

As a result, our cultural and education programs are diverse, stimulating and relevant to our audiences, community and contemporary environment.

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is operated by Penrith Performing & Visual Arts on behalf of Penrith City Council, which continues its generous support of the Gallery alongside a range of public and private sector partners and sponsors including CreateNSW.

Directions to Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

The Gallery is located at 86 River Road, Emu Plains. The nearest train station is Emu Plains, but as the Gallery is a decent walk from there, visitors requiring a taxi from the station are advised to alight the train at Penrith Station, where there are many more cabs available.

We do not have a bus stop near the Gallery.

The google map on the right hand side of this page shows driving directions, depending on where you’re coming from.

Opening Hours

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is open seven days per week from 9am – 5pm.

Cafe at Lewers is open seven days per week from 8.00am – 3.30pm and serves breakfast from 8am – 11.30am and lunch from 12 – 3.30pm. To book the cafe please call 02 4735 1100.

The Gallery Gift Shop is open daily 9am – 5pm, and our education programs operate throughout school terms as well as during school holidays. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for details of new programs and exhibitions.

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) was established in 2006, and is an internationally unique (and ambitious) amalgam of the visual arts, performing arts and arts education.

PP&VA produces and presents dynamic cultural and arts education programs for the people of Penrith, western Sydney and beyond, and comprises Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan).

The Joan is also home to the Penrith Conservatorium of Music, which provides quality music education for students of all ages and abilities; and The Q, which provides theatre training to young people aged 5-18, and people with a disability, as well as making innovative and community-focused performances, building on the substantial legacy of the Q Theatre Company.

Download the PP&VA Strategic Plan here


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