Cafe Closed

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

Gallery Hours

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


Until 5 March – Reflections and Monday Painters

Mirror images, thoughts, and dreams. We invite you to step into the gallery where reality intertwines with the ethereal, where reflections dance on the surface and mirrors the depths of our minds. An art exhibition that delves into the profound interplay between our external perceptions and the inner landscapes of our thoughts and dreams.

Monday Painters  A mini display by variety of artists using different mediums resulting in a vibrant and diverse display of creativity

Featured Artist Carol Gilmour. Featured Potter Lesley Lewis.

To view photos of the current exhibition click here

6 March – 16 April – Quilt Show and Easter Delights

Biennial Quilt Exhibition is a celebration of the art and craft of quilting. Quilting master pieces often taking a year to complete. The quilt exhibition will contain a variety of items covering all bed sizes, throws, knee quilts, table runners, postcards, bags and the all time favourite category Bag Lotto

“Easter Delight Arts and Craft Exhibition,” a vibrant showcase of creativity. this colurful exhibition will be made up of intricate crafts, and joyful expressions. From whimsical egg designs to charming hemed artworks, this exhibition promises a delightful fusion of artistry and Easter spirit for all to enjoy.

Featured Potters Marie Dhont and Annette Buivydas.

17 April to 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.

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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.