We pay our respects to the Dharawal people who are the traditional custodians of the land, whose deepening connection to culture and customs have cared for this country for over 60,000 years. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging for their immense spiritual connection to place which was never ceded.

Dharawal land has always been recognised as a meeting place for people from other lands, and in this spirit we respectfully continue this tradition through the bringing together of our communities through arts and culture.

Always was and Always will be Aboriginal land.  

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Venue hire

Japanese Gardens


Established in 1988, our Japanese gardens offer the perfect back drop to your most memorable moments, perfect for photography. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and tranquility of the traditional Japanese plants, designs and craftsmanship. This space is available for both exclusive half day and full day hire however visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the garden during our opening hours at no cost. The Japanese Gardens also acts as the surrounds of the Arts Centre Cafe.

Sculpture Garden

Image by Nikki To

The Sculpture Garden is a Centenary of Federation Project and opened in 2001. Over the years a number of works have either been acquisitioned by or donated to the Gallery, as with annual donation of the Sculpture by the Sea winner from 1998 to 2002.

Perfect for relaxation and admiration, our sculpture garden is full of works by renowned artists. This is space is available for exclusive half day or full day hire but is also open to the public during our opening hours at no cost.