Cafe Closed

Weekend Cafe will remain closed except for special events which will be published on our Website.

Mother’s Day High Tea on 11th May tickets available at sales desk

Gallery Hours

The Gallery is open hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm


Until 28 May – Flora & Fauna and Mixed Media

Flora & Fauna showcases local artists’ interpretations of Fauna and Flora, celebrating the biodiversity of the region. Artists capture the vibrant essence of native wildlife and plant life. The exhibition invites viewers to immerse themselves in the beauty of Port Stephens’ natural landscape.

Mixed Media – Through innovative combinations of materials, textures, and techniques, artists explore diverse themes and narratives. This dynamic showcase offers viewers a captivating journey through layers of imagination and expression, reflecting the vibrant artistic spirit of the community.

Featured Artist Meri Andric. Featured Potter Marilyn Dawes.

To view photos of the current exhibition click here

29 May to 9 July – Modern Contemporary and Spinners and Weavers

Our modern contemporary arts exhibition will be a dynamic showcase of  artistic expressions that push the boundaries of creativity.  Showcasing a variety of themes. Come in and view the exhibition which will provide an enriching and inspiring experience that celebrates the boundless potential of artistic expression.

Our Spinners and Weavers exhibition showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of textile artists who create intricate fabrics using traditional spinning and weaving techniques. Visitors can admire a colorful array of hand-spun yarns, intricate woven patterns, and beautifully crafted textile artworks, celebrating the rich tradition of fiber arts.

Featured Artist Kay Hathway. Featured Potter Rhiane Clayton.

10 July to 20 August Nautical Art and Clay on the Wall

Showcasing captivating maritime-themed artworks, featuring stunning seascapes, ships, and marine life, invoking a sense of adventure and the timeless beauty of the ocean.

Clay on the Wall will be an array of ceramic masterpieces to hang on your wall, showcasing the versatility and creativity of pottery artistry in captivating and innovative ways.

Featured Artist Jane Parker. Featured Potter Meri Andric

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Wheelchair Access

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre open 7 days a week from 10 am until 4 pm, free entry. We have wheelchair access.

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Arts and Crafts Groups

There are a large number of Art and Crafts groups, who meet at the centre on a regular basis to practice their crafts.

Garden Cafe

Our small garden cafe is open on Saturdays  from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Homemade light lunches.