Penrith Regional turns 40

Gerald and Margo Lewers were leading artists in the development of modernism in Australian art. Their home and studio in Sydney’s Emu Plains, now known as the Penrith Regional Gallery, became the epicentre of intellectual discourse and creativity in the area and continues to offer a dynamic program of events, education and exhibitions, as well as a vast collection of artworks.

The first regional gallery in Western Sydney celebrates its 40-year anniversary with a series of talks and events, as well as a suite of exhibitions titled ‘Dream Realised: our community victory’ from 4 April to 9 August.* Shows focus on the Lewers’ creative partnership, showcase acquisitions funded and supported by the Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery, and highlight the practice of their first President, and artist, Warwick Fuller.

* Dates published in our April 2020 print issue, however, in light of current public health concerns regarding COVID-19, Penrith Regional Gallery is closed and all activities at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery including performances, events, exhibitions, workshops, lessons and other tuition will be suspended until further notice.