Regal Cinema hosts charity screening to raise funds for artworks in the expanded Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

FULL HOUSE: From left, gallery director Debbie Abraham, Regal Cinema manager Jo Smith, and president of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Society, Roger Eggleton, at the screening. Picture: Supplied
FULL HOUSE: From left, gallery director Debbie Abraham, Regal Cinema manager Jo Smith, and president of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Society, Roger Eggleton, at the screening. Picture: Supplied

A sold-out charity screening of the film At Eternity's Gate in Newcastle has raised money for new artworks in the expanded Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.

The gallery, at Booragul, is currently closed while it undergoes a $2.3 million expansion by Lake Macquarie City Council.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Society recently hosted a fundraising screening of At Eternity's Gate, the story of friendship between Vincent van Gogh and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, at the Regal Cinema.

"The event sold out, raising funds towards artworks for the expanded art gallery," a spokesperson for the cinema said.

The gallery is scheduled to re-open in September.

The expansion will include extended collection storage and exhibition space, including dedicated space for contemporary Aboriginal art exhibitions and programming, covered outdoor programming space, a reconfigured entrance, new air-conditioning plant and additional photovoltaic cells.

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