Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) will come alive this week as part of a new program aimed at activating the space after dark.
Dubbed Late MAC, the program will kick off on Friday 6 March from 6 to 9pm.
“This program is part of making MAC more than a daytime art gallery,” Lake Macquarie Council’s arts, culture, and tourism manager Jacqui Hemsley said.
“Our City’s artistic flair and culture isn’t confined to regular business hours, and nor should its premier cultural venue.
“What the community wants from a venue like this is changing, and we need to constantly evolve and adapt to keep up with those desires.”
The first iteration of Late MAC will feature lauded artist and author of such bestsellers as Kil’n-it with Clay and Trippin’ Out On a Yarn: A Guide to Psychedelic Embroidery Fuschia Sable (and the alter-ego of local artist Bridie Watt).
Fuschia will lead a ceramic painting workshop while music will be provided on the night by up and coming Newcastle muso Bodie, whose laid back soulful style has been compared to the likes of Davendra Banhart and Leon Bridges.
The gallery, formerly known as Lake Macquarie Art Gallery was rebranded as the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) in November last year after a $2.3 million makeover.
The next Late MAC evening is scheduled for Friday 1 May.
Tickets to the first Late Mac session are $15 and include food, entertainment, the ceramic painting workshop and a drink on arrival. Get them here.
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