Tues - Fri: 10am- 4pm
Weekends & Public Holidays
11am - 3pm (except Christmas Day)

Artists & Artisans
Locally made art, gifts
and homewares

The TAG Gallery is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We expect to reopen as soon as the lockdown currently in place is lifted.

 

TAG  Gallery at Lemon Tree Passage has an exciting space in which to show off all our local arts and crafts. A delightfully airy and light filled building with a wonderfully positive atmosphere, and an eclectic mix of display pieces makes for a country gallery feel and look, that draws praise from our many visitors both from our local area, and from travellors from near and far.

History of TAG – Tilligerry Arts Group, was formed in 2003 by a small group of Tilligerry artists and crafts people who had seen the need for a local network to provide encouragement and support. Due to the interest shown by artists and artisans from further afield, TAG membership has expanded to embrace members from the wider Port Stephens and Newcastle area.

The move to the new Gallery, Nov 2017– into the old Lemon Tree Passage Rural Fire Brigade Building, 13 Meredith Avenue Lemon Tree Passage – and initial basic refurbishment was made possible by a number of very supportive parties who have generously provided financial, physical and moral support.

Port Stephens Council granted a Licence of Occupation while Councillor Steve Tucker organized Council funds for basic building repairs.  Donations were gratefully received from Tilligerry Lions Club and Club Lemon Tree while Mayor Bruce MacKenzie provided some Mayoral funding. Tilligerry Men's Shed, members and partners of members, assisted with a wide range of further renovations and repairs as well as providing the ‘muscle’ to move everything from one Gallery to the other. 

TAG is very grateful to five Lemon Tree/Mallabula locals who provided us with their very welcome services.   Lene Twomey of Norsk Design worked very patiently with Committee members to design and develop this website and then secured us the hosting services of Digital Pacific.  Nat and Jim Robertson of JN Industries Property Improvements  were long-suffering, adapting to the many changes of design for the glass windows and doors.  Lauren Dennison, another local, Activities Organiser, Bunnings Taylors Beach who donated painting supplies and organised with Michelle Wilmott, Sales Executive Dulux to provide free paint. 

We are indebted to Coastal Real Estate & Property Management, Tanilba Bay NSW, who have for many years sponsored our occupation of premises in Kooindah Centre.  This has ensured our exposure to more of the community and greatly contributed to the growth in our organisation.

A very big thank you to all of our members and their partners who have also been so supportive.