Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios is a not-for-profit art centre located in the heart of Lane Cove. Funded in part by Lane Cove Council, it is managed by Centrehouse Inc., a local community arts organisation which has been operating art and language classes in Lane Cove for over 45 years.
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios comprise of two key areas of operations - the Gallery, which opened in 2012 and the Creative Studios, which operates from its newly refurbished premises since July 2018. The Gallery presents a diverse exhibition program from modern to contemporary art, featuring works by emerging and established, local, national and international artists. It encourages the development and presentation of innovative contemporary art practices while continuing to support traditional approaches and disciplines.
In June 2018, the new Creative Studios facility comprising Painting/Drawing, Textiles, Printmaking and Ceramics studio spaces was launched. Co-located in the same building as the gallery, it offers three artist studio spaces for hire as well as residency programs. The rebranded arts centre runs a rich variety of term classes, workshops and masterclasses across the disciplines of painting (mixed-media, acrylic and watercolour), drawing, life-drawing, textiles (printing, embroidery, sewing, knitting, stitching), printmaking and ceramics.
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios is committed to developing visual arts in Lane Cove and the greater North Shore through its integrated gallery and studios program. It encourages collaboration across regions and disciplines and fosters creative exchange.
Exhibit your art at Gallery Lane Cove
The gallery opened in February 2012 and is available to artists, collectives and groups to hire the space for exhibition through an application process. The gallery is a a unique and extremely flexible space, that offers artists a high quality, council supported facility to exhibit their work in. Designed by architects DRAW, the space can accommodate large as well as more intimate exhibitions.
- professional lighting system
- flexible walls for various sized exhibitions
- hanging system provided
- sales and invigilation managed by Gallery Lane Cove
- opened to the public 6 days per week
- central location, opposite the very busy Lane Cove Library
- group and solo shows welcome
- suitable for the display of various mediums
- rental hire fee, plus a 25% commission
- 10% GST is charged on all artworks sold
- wall labels and invitations provided by Gallery Lane Cove
- artists talks catered by Gallery Lane Cove
- opening drinks is the responsibility of the artist
TERMS AND CONDITIONS and
Public Art Opportunities
The Library Sculpture Plinth, the forecourt Forecourt plinth and the Outdoor Terrace are available for public art proposals. Either or both of the plinths as well as the terrace could be made available as part of the gallery hire for exhibitions. The library plinth and terrace operate on a specific call out basis as well as rolling applications. Expressions of interest to exhibit in our outdoor spaces should be forwarded to email@example.com.
Free Artist Talks & Public Events
We offer visitors the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists and hear their stories about making their artworks. Artist Talks, Panel Discussions and In-Conversation events are part of the gallery's free public program open to all.