This Gallery site was originally the home and studio of two Modernist artists, Margo and Gerald Lewers (1940s - 1970s). These artists made a significant contribution to the Sydney art scene and to enlivening Penrith’s cultural life – both then and now.
Hill End: Seven Decades showcases Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s rich cultural archive developed over 70 years of Hill End artist residencies and reflects the diversity and quality of art inspired by this intriguing historic town. A Bathurst Regional Gallery touring exhibition.
Curated by Andrew Christofides, Visions of Utopia brings together some of Australia’s finest exponents of abstract painting and non-objective art, including: Melinda Harper, Ralph Balson, Frank Hinder, David Aspden, Col Jordan and Grace Crowley. A Wollongong Art Gallery touring exhibition.
Rochelle Summerfield – A Wayfarer on the Nepean features drawing and animation works resulting from the artist’s recent Summer Studio Residency at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.
In Spring 2017 the Gallery will pay tribute to Margo and Gerald Lewers’ contribution to art through a retrospective exhibition. 75 years after the Lewers first brought modernist living to Penrith, this retrospective exhibition celebrates their wide ranging contribution to Modernism in Australia.