Art Education Update: February 2018
I hope that the first couple of weeks of Term 1 has not been too frantic with new programs, new students and new classes and that you all had a refreshing, re-energising holiday over the summer break.
We are looking forward to our 2018 here at Maitland Regional Art Gallery and we look forward to seeing you and your students here during the year – and remember if you have any particular class programs or themes that could be further explored here at the gallery, please get in touch.
And check out our web-site at mrag.org.au, facebook and instagram
To enable access and engagement with all students we also have available Discovery Bags and Sensory Packs. Please check at Reception when you are in the gallery or get in touch via email.
We have some great exhibitions and public programs coming up this year that you might be interested in…
Exhibitions in Term 1 2018
I’m going to Lionel’s Place – the Story Book Exhibition
Until 4 March 2018
*Great for Stage 4, 5 and 6 Visual Design, Visual Art and English students
This exhibition takes you on an enchanting journey to Lionel’s Place through the pages of the story book, illustrated by Lionel Lindsay’s etchings and wood engravings which are displayed in the adjoining exhibition space.
I’m going to Lionel’s Place – the Story Book Exhibition recounts the making of MRAG’s very first published story book and features the creative and technical processes required in its creation including development of the storyline, photography, design and the printing processes.
James Hazel & Victoria Pham | Sonant Bodies
10 February – 13 May 2018
*Very relevant across all Creative Arts K-12 curricula, a great space to dance, listen, compose
Sonant Bodies examines the idea of the body as a starting point for creating sound. For example, human body can be interpreted as a highly resonant object – a cavity for the production of our voices. Many aspects of the body are also incredibly rhythmic, from the beat of our hearts to the cycles of our various systems. We are also exposed to various external resonances and rhythms of external ‘bodies’- artificial and natural. These are the sometimes-forgotten rituals of the everyday that exist in forming our habits, memories, reactions and ideas.
A public workshop for secondary students about making sound and music with found objects and the installations of Sonant Bodies. Students are requested to bring a sound-producing object from home that you can ring, make sing, hit or tap
Presenters: Victoria Pham and James Hazel
FREE workshop for high school students Years 9-12, 1.5 hours
No musical experience necessary
10.30am or 1.00pm Wednesday 9 May 2018 (Week 2, Term 2, 2018)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – limited places available.
Email email@example.com for all bookings and enquiries
Andrew Finnie | The Enlightening Journey of Mr Hugo Ball*
Until 29 April 2018
Andrew Finnie, a Newcastle-based artist, has explored the contribution of Hugo Ball in forming the early 1900s Dada art movement. Andrew’s digitally created paintings referencing appropriated artworks trace an imaginary journey that Hugo might make if he was around today.
*Many links to Stage 3-6 English, Visual Arts and Drama
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017 * | 30 artists
10 March – 20 May 2018
Australia’s richest art prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) for 2017 contains 30 paintings including the winning portrait by Tim Storrier. The DMNPP invites entries of original works from Australian artists, capturing Australians from all walks of life, whether a public figure or someone from their own circle of experience.
Lionel’s Place | Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection
until 8 April 2018
Don’t miss this unique exhibition showcasing one hundred and thirty six artworks and objects by Lionel Lindsay, gifted to Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2016.
Lindsay, a noted Australian artist and master printmaker from the early 1900s, created exquisite wood engravings, etchings and watercolours, and the exhibition includes 3 of his wood engraving plates.
The exhibition includes:
– Lionel’s Place | Children’s Story Book
– Set of 12 Lionel’s Place Art Cards with activities and information
– Discovery Bag
Secrets | Wendy Sharpe | 22 May – 22 July 2018
Wendy will be painting on gallery walls 22-25 May, visitors can watch!
Hunter Red | Various artists | 5 May – 22 July 2018
All that Glitters | Jen Denzin & Mandy Robinson | immersive installation | 19 May – 2 September 2018
OPEN HOUSE 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial | 28 July -14 October 2018
Finding Country | Selected artworks by Aboriginal artists from the MRAG Collection and the Mindaribba LALC Collection
25 August 2018 – 17 February 2019
School Workshops at MRAG
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.
School Workshops: We can organise a 1 – 1.5 hour making/looking workshop with our trained MRAG Art Tutors devising interesting programs to suit your students in our gallery or 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 $7.50 per student applies which includes the cost of materials.