The Museum of Art and Culture

The Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) is located on the northern tip of Lake Macquarie at Booragul, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter region of New South Wales. 

Formerly known as the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, the MAC established in 1980 at Speers Point before moving to its current site in 1996. In 2001 a new, state of the art facility was completed with additions made in 2008. A growing audience, higher demands for exhibition space and a rapidly developing collection prompted the need to expand further. 

With a grant from the NSW government and assistance from Lake Macquarie City Council, the gallery underwent a $2.3 million transformation in 2019, resulting in more exhibition and collection space, a new name, new branding and the establishment of yapang, a dedicated Aboriginal program and space. This recent transformation has established MAC as a destination and enhanced its position as a dynamic, popular regional facility.