On now at Newcastle Art Gallery

Sponsored by Noble Resources International Australia

A State Library of New South Wales and Newcastle Art Gallery partnership exhibition

The exhibition Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie era features rarely seen artworks and maps telling the fascinating story of the development of the early colony Newcastle from its convict origins and its artistic expansion under Captain James Wallis. It features the recently discovered Wallis album and the iconic Macquarie Collectors Chest which will return to Newcastle for the first time in 195 years. Highlights include rare images of Awabakal people, paintings of Newcastle by convict artist Joseph Lycett, early views of Nobbys and a stunning panorama of the city by Edward Close. This is the first time this material from the collections of the State Library of NSW and Newcastle Art Gallery has been seen together and presents a fantastic opportunity for visitors to engage with this significant material.

Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era

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