Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is set on the western bank of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains at Emu Plains, and was established in 1981 at the former home and property of sculptor Gerald Lewers and painter Margo Lewers. Each year tens of thousands of visitors delight in the Gallery’s dynamic exhibitions, events, education programs, splendid gardens and weekend café.
Within our beautiful heritage setting we aim to develop and maintain a visual arts centre of excellence and diversity for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Penrith, the surrounding region and beyond. The Gallery develops and presents ongoing programs and activities that:
• refer to and involve the people, place and history of Penrith and western Sydney
• refer to and involve the history and significance of the Gallery’s collection and site
• present contemporary visual arts and crafts practice
• investigate relevant areas of Australian art history and scholarship.
As a result, our cultural and education programs are diverse, stimulating and relevant to our audiences, community and contemporary environment.
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is a project of Penrith City Council, which continues its generous support of the Gallery alongside a range of public and private sector partners and sponsors including ArtsNSW and SITA Environmental Solutions.