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The Armidale Art Gallery provides a unique opportunity for local well-known and emerging artists to exhibit their work in one of Armidale’s premier locations.

Dedicated to stimulating and supporting the creativity of the New England’s regional arts community, the Armidale Art Gallery hosts a wide range of exhibits, showcasing original paintings, drawings, photography, prints, textiles, sculpture, pottery and jewellery. 

The Armidale Art Gallery provides a friendly, convenient and relaxed venue for a wide range of workshops, small group activities and events including artist talks and book launches.

The gallery is conveniently located right in the heart of Armidale’s shopping precinct and mall on Beardy Street.

A bit more about us

Operated by New England Art Society Inc. (NEAS), and situated at 149 Beardy St, Central Mall, Armidale.  NEAS is a not for profit community organisation dedicated to stimulating and supporting creativity in the New England regional arts community.  The gallery caters to our artists with a permanent display space for Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Textiles, Jewellery and more.

The New England Art Society runs the  annual Armidale Art Prize, a Miniatures exhibition – It’s All a Matter of Scale and across December and January we present the Summer Show,  a members only  exhibition.

What’s on the gallery

Forest, Farmland & Fog – Sat 4 May – Sat 1 Jun

Forest, Farmland & Fog.  – We walked the trails, we oohed and aahed at the views, stoked the fire, played cards, ate delicious food and discussed life and the environment at the Two Styx NEAS artist retreat last November. We were each inspired by the wet, the misty and the forays into the sunshine. From inspiration has come a variety of works and this exhibition shares a few of those with you. Artists with works in this exhibition are Sue-ellen Fisher, Lorraine Kelleher, Maria Hitchcock, Tess Cullen and Kay Bridge.

NEAS Artists Retreat 2023 Exhibition

Judy Wilford Miniatures Exhibition 2024

Its All a Matter of Scale – An annual Exhibition on the Armidale Art Galleries calendar .

We encourage our members to create miniature works of excellence, and to encourage awareness and enjoyment of miniature works of art. Works may include a range of media such as watercolour, oil or acrylic as well as drawing, printmaking, mixed media and 3D .

Please contact us for the MINIATURE ARTS EXHIBITION 2024 registration form.

The Tilted Lens – Katherina Norton

The Tilted Lens – An exhibition of photographs by Kathy Norton

Reality versus perception in photographs.

What if the reality we perceive differs from what exists? The reality we live in, does not always correspond to the real world or what others might see. What we see is a clever construction of the brain’s guesses. Guesses that are obscured by a sensory veil and revealed to our minds through the complex mechanisms of perception. Perceptions that are visual illusions, as well as transient glimpses of objective reality and deeper truth.

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.”  – from the Seduction of the Minotaur by Anias Nin 1961

Crossing New England 2024 – Sat 13 Jul – Sat 10 Aug

Crossing New England 2024 brings together a selected group exhibition of artists from across NSW. 

This exhibition revives a very successful exhibition which ran for six years, 2006 – 2012. As in the past, participants have been drawn from a wide selection of 2D and 3D artists living across NSW. The exhibition is a great opportunity for Armidale and our thriving local community of artists to see current work by painters, ceramic artists, textile artists and sculptors from other areas of NSW. The variety of work will be exciting and inspiring!