I hope that your year has gone well with Term 4 approaching already and 2018 just around the corner.
It was a great thrill to have Make a Face and Showcase 4 in the gallery over Term 3 and both exhibitions received lots of positive feedback from our audiences who were delighted with the skill and creativity of our local student artists. Thank you to all the teachers and students involved !
Here at MRAG we have many diverse and creative exhibitions leading into next year and some exciting public programs also for you and your students:
Passchendaele: photography and the moving image in battle
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
This unique exhibition is part of a number of activities in Maitland marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War and its enduring significance to the Maitland community from 1917 to the present day. Curated by MRAG this exhibition presents unique insights into individual and family experiences of Maitland community members and the role of photography in communicating the horrors of battle as well as commemorating those involved through studio portraits.
Passchendaele: photography and the moving image in battle provides many links to KLAS of English, Human Society and Its Environment (History) and Visual Arts.
Monday 16 October | 5.00pm
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Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking | Fertile Ground
until 22 October 2017
Hunter-based artists Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking recently discovered that their great grandfathers were brothers. Inspired by their joint and individual family histories Gaye and Julie have joined creative forces to present an exhibition of new art work which seeks to acknowledge and imaginatively celebrate a shared family past.
Taking a closer look | Bruce Roxburgh
28 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Close observation of natural tidelines, mudflats and rock ledges inspire the intricate texture and patterns of Bruce Roxburgh’s works on paper. Egg tempera, silverpoint, gouache and charcoal carry these meditative patterns to a sublime stillness.
until 19 November 2017
Every year children from Kindergarten to Year 10 attending schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. Operation Art asks children to make artworks that are cheerful, uplifting and appropriate for display in hospitals – come and see the 50 artworks selected from 2016 submissions.
OPERATION ART STUDENT AND TEACHER WORKSHOPS
Tuesday 6 – Friday 10 November 2017
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
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Otherworldly: a sensory experience of art | Bliss Cavanagh
until 19 November 2017
This multisensory installation engages the senses of sight, touch, sound and smell and invites the audience to engage with arts and health research in a new way, and to explore an immersive sensory experience of their own. This very popular exhibition has been working it’s sensory magic on all who enter this distinctive space.
Fiona Foley HHH | from the MRAG Collection
until 3 December 2017
Fiona Foley’s art practice is influenced by her Badtjala heritage, from Fraser Island in Queensland, and her work HHH expresses her concerns about the crimes of colonialism, racial injustice and the complexities of race relations within Australia.
Alison McDonald | Wanton, Wild & Unimagined
until 3 December 2017
This playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics using multiples of individual recycled materials to create new forms sits at the junction of sculpture, consumer culture and environmental concern. Alison McDonald has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of plastic lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel Day of the Triffids.
Click here for Wanton, Wild and Unimagined Education Kit
Lionel’s Place | Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection
until 8 April 2018
Curated from a recent donation to the MRAG Collection by Max and Nola Tegel, these one hundred and thirty six artworks and objects by Lionel Lindsay, an important Australian artist and master printmaker from the early 1900s, include wood engravings, etchings and watercolours, plus 3 exquisite wood engraving plates.
Many subjects feature in Lionel’s artworks – animals, places, people, gardens, flowers – and accompanying the exhibition to engage children of all ages are:
– Lionel’s Place | Children’s Story Book
– Set of 12 Lionel’s Place Art Cards with activities and information
– Discovery Bag to be used in the art gallery
Archer’s Arcadia | David Archer | interactive animated sculptures | 25 November 2017 – 4 February 2018
Art-Maker, Patron, Lover | Gary Grealy | portrait photography | 9 December 2017 – 18 March 2018
Here at MRAG we are keen to have you and your students visit the gallery to enjoy making and looking at artworks…with our dedicated children’s exhibition space, the Art Factory, always the site of engaging and challenging exhibitions designed for our younger audience with interactive artworks providing activity and excitement in the ground floor space, there is lots to see and do.
We can organise a 1 – 1.5 hour making/looking workshop with our trained MRAG Art Tutors devising interesting programs for the age and stage of your students in our Art Factory Workshop spaces.
The MRAG Collection can also be accessed for particular themes or areas of study relevant to your students by prior arrangement. Just get in touch with your particular requests!
FUN FRIDAYS AT MRAG
Fridays can be fun – finish the week with a workshop with a qualified MRAG Art Tutor that fits with your students anywhere from pre-school to Year 12 and beyond. A minimal charge of $6.50 per student applies which includes the cost of materials.
Art Gallery & Shop Trading Hours
Tuesday - Sunday > 10:00am - 5:00pm
Address 230 High Street,
PO Box 220 Maitland NSW 2320
Phone 02 4934 9859
Tuesday - Sunday > 7:30 - 4:30pm
Phone 02 4934 7264
© Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2017