Central Coast to host world-class exhibitions


Wednesday, 20 January 2021


Locals and visitors to the Coast will have access to a series of breath-taking, inspirational and thought-provoking exhibitions hosted by Gosford Regional Gallery.

Exhibitions across 2021 span awe inspiring surf photography, work inspired by the ‘elemental and sacred’ continent of Antarctica, representations of the interconnectedness of human, plant and animal beings, and a must-see exploration of First Nations storytelling.

Central Coast Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said the exhibitions on offer over the next six months showcase the works of leading Australian artists including Ryan Heywood, Spencer Hornby, Reed Plummer, Luke Shadbolt, Ken Knight and Angela Valamanesh.

“The Central Coast has truly become a hub for art and culture and I’d encourage locals and visitors to lock-in time to explore the incredible exhibitions we have planned,” Ms Vaughan said.

“Even if heading to the art gallery isn’t usually your cup of tea, the diversity of the pieces that will be showcased this year means there really is something for everybody.

“When you head to Gosford Regional Gallery you will also be able to explore our Foyer Gallery which showcases the work of local artists and of course take a wander through the serene Edogawa Commemorative Garden."

Council Administrator, Mr Dick Persson AM said he particularly encouraged visitors to the Coast to explore what the gallery has to offer.

“The Central Coast is best known for spectacular beaches and bushwalks but the region has come into its own as a cultural epicentre and the exhibitions on offer at Gosford Regional Gallery this year are testament to this,” Mr Persson said.

Exhibitions featured in the Main Gallery of Gosford Regional Gallery until 11 July 2021:

It seems to come in waves

  • Be taken inside the perfect way through this awe inspiring exhibition of surf photography featuring the work of Ryan Heywood, Spencer Hornby, Reed Plummer and Luke Shadbolt.
  • 5 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

Ken Knight: Antarctica

  • This breathtaking exhibition is the result of five days traversing the Antarctic circle – be transported by 75 paintings inspired by the ‘elemental and sacred’ continent of Antarctica.
  • 6 February to 21 March 2021.


  • The natural history illustrations (Nicole Berlach) and woven sculptural forms work (Lissa-Jane de Sailles) in this exhibition beautifully represent and celebrate the diverse world of semi-permanent homes created by vulnerable and endangered Australian birds.
  • 6 February to 14 March 2021.

JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here

  • This exhibition of evocative drawings, watercolours, and mixed media works explores the interconnectedness of life on earth – between human, animal, and plant beings.
  • 27 March to 16 May 2021.

On Country: Cheryl McCoy & Donella Waters

  • Local printmaker, Cheryl McCoy, and painter, Donella Waters, reflect on their experiences living on Darkinjung Country through this contemporary expression of physical, historical and spiritual connections.
  • 27 March to 16 May 2021.


  • The exhibition explores the making of Cleverman – a dystopian sci-fi story created by a predominantly Indigenous cast and senior crew – and features props, costumes and make-up from the series, designs by Weta Workshop and artwork from the original comic book series.
  • 22 May to 11 July 2021.

Find out more about the exhibitions at Gosford Regional Gallery by visiting centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/galleries


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Last updated : Wed 20 Jan 2021