The Gallery: About


Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Pambalong clan of the Awabakal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to elders’ past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Now Open

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am – 3.00pm.  Exhibition openings will be as advertised.  Please watch our Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Contact us.

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Jo Chisholm-Ray

Jo established the gallery in 2013 with a vision to bring contemporary and fine art to the evolving, edgy West End of Newcastle. The gallery was formally housed within the former Bellevue Hotel, an historic hotel dating back to 1885, and we are now located at 518 Hunter Street in Newcastle. This light-filled gallery has large wall spaces which provide plenty of display options for artists. Complimented by movable pieces including partitions, plinths and easy hanging system for all works. Cstudios exhibits 2D, 3D, digital, contemporary and fine art across all formats. We support all career levels and showcase works of local, national and international artists.


Attention Artists! We are now taking submissions for solo and group show bookings from July 2024 for 2025/26. For further information please call 
0407 107053 or email

Our Community

We are part of the evolution and change in the West End precinct and a proud part of the large creative community which makes this part of Newcastle its home.


In the News

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We hold regular classes and workshops and can offer gallery tours for school and community groups. Career Practice Coaching and Mentoring is also available for artists, including HSC art students.

Friends of Cstudios

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