There’s plenty to do and see around Lake Mac if you want to take in some art & culture. From a show at the new Multi Arts Pavillion (MAP) mima, to Rathmines Theatre or the art gallery. Check out what’s on and plan your visit via Lake Mac Arts.
The Museum of Art and Culture in Lake Macquarie, once known as Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, is now bursting with life. It had outgrown the original building and really needed additional space to allow for the increase in visitors and to hold more activities and exhibitions.
MAC is positioned next to Lake Macquarie at Booragul, in 5 hectares of parkland. The park is home to 16 contemporary sculptures which have the perfect backdrop of the lake behind them. If you bring your picnic rug you can settle down to enjoy the sculptures and beautiful view whilst you eat your lunch.
Working closely with the Aboriginal Reference Group, the art museum now has a dedicated Aboriginal program known as yapang. In Awabakal, the word yapang means journey or pathway. Now that this program is in place you will always have the opportunity to see contemporary Aboriginal art.
As well as the sculptures and yapang there are two other focus areas. They are called 21 Century and 20 Century. The collection at MAC started in the 1970’s. It has been built up since then through donations, acquisitions, commissions and prizes. It includes many 2 dimensional pieces by contemporary Australian artists as well as several works by Lake Macquarie’s own, Sir William Dobell. There are also several indigenous works on paper.
The MAC operates adults and kids classes. Have a look at their website to see what’s on now. https://mac.lakemac.com.au/opening-times
With a car park right on the doorstep and Cafe Mac offering you refreshments and light lunches there really are lots of reasons to head over to the MAC for a visit today.
Relatively new to Lake Mac, Map mima is the latest addition to Lake Mac Arts in a new digital space. The Multi-Arts Pavilion has been designed as a more contemporary space for art exhibitions, plus the addition of live performances.
Offering the opportunity to experience art in a variety of ways the pavilion provides a very unique space.
Located within Speers Point Park, you can’t miss it at night time when it lights up with a sense of wonder.
Discover fun family, activities and events across the year for the kids. Read more here: MAP mima.
Rathmines Theatre is located near the former RAAF Station in Rathmines, and was constructed in the 1940s. After a much needed refurbishment, the Rathmines Theatre now boosts a 300-person capacity theatre holding professional and amateur musical, theatre, dance, and cultural groups as well as exhibitions.
An historic place where our community can visit to learn about the history of Rathmines and Lake Mac.
Located in the heart of warners Bay, next the the playground, the Warners Bay Theatre hosts many musicals, both professional and amateur, dance performances, and cultural groups. Just like Rathmines Theatre, Warners Bay also has a 300 seat capacity, with 96 of those seats tiered seating,
For all the latest shows and events, check out Lake Mac Arts.