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 to Newcastle. It also features the recently discovered Wallis album and the iconic Macquarie Collectors Chest which will return to Newcastle for the first time in 195 years to be displayed beside the Newcastle Chest – a contemporary response.
There is a Glee Cafe downstairs at the Art Gallery open until 3pm. Catchup at cafe for 2pm. We can have a coffee, I have a brochure about the Treasures including Macquarie's Chest and we can then troop upstairs and see the collection.
Location: The Art Gallery is next to the library, next to Civic Park. See the location here - http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/nag/about/about_nag