The Gang Gang Gallery is located in the heritage-listed, Old Refreshments building of the Theatre Royal in Lithgow. The building was purchased in 2012. The new owners then transformed the space into what it is today, a contemporary gallery and function space.
The Gang Gang gallery first opened its doors on 1st October 2017, and it is the only art gallery in Lithgow. It features a variety of contemporary art from the Blue Mountains region, Central West NSW, and Australia wide. Their focus is on representational pieces from all traditions, expressionist to abstract, using a multitude of mediums, including sculpture, textile, paint and ceramic.
The gallery collaborates with many local artists, such as local interior and timber artist Damian Howard. The space has been designed to host exhibitions of a range of different artists, to take advantage of the light-filled main display room. There is also a permanent collection of glassware, porcelain, timber, and iron work that is always on display.
The gallery has a respectful relationship with the local community and aims to embrace the future of the Blue Mountains, whilst paying tribute to its heritage.
The gallery’s rooms and spaces are able to hold an array of functions, such as weddings, engagements, cocktail parties, and corporate dinners. Imagine yourself at such a function, surrounded by fine art, in the unique ambiance of a beautifully refurbished space. The main gallery space is ideal for a larger group or for a more intimate occasion, the private studio works perfectly.
The gallery hosts an array of activities, such as art exhibitions, workshops, including school holiday programs, and shows for all ages. It is securing itself a reputation for being a great venue for a trip with the family or by yourself, to appreciate some local culture.
They have started an intiative called the Emerging Artists Program. It is all about mentoring and nurturing upcoming local talent and allowing them to experience what is involved in all aspects of running and curating a gallery.
During these current, trying times, they have also recently launched a virtual gallery. This gives visitors and locals the option to virtually explore the amazing art and sculptures this gallery has on display.