We have some great exhibitions that have opened here at MRAG over the last couple of months and even more recently that are sure to interest you and your students – and we would love to see you and your students here in the gallery…
Some have Education Kits or other resources which can be really useful anytime – just follow the links:
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:
Make a Face | artworks by pre-schoolers to Year 6 local children
until Sunday 10 September 2017
66 two dimensional and three dimensional artworks fill the ground floor Art Factory exhibition space –and the artists range from three – twelve years from 33 local schools and pre-schools. Come and see this expressive and dynamic exhibition responding to the title Make a Face by our youngest artists.
Make a Face Poster Catalogue
Showcase 4 | artworks by Year 7-12 local high school students
until Sunday 10 September 2017
Eighteen local high schools are represented by three artworks each in this survey of what our high school artists are making and creating in their school art rooms right now. Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture are some of the art forms utilised as these young artists express their ideas and concerns.
Showcase 4 Poster Catalogue
Colonial Afterlives | A Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania
Until 23 July 2017
This exhibition of contemporary artworks by 13 artists from Australia and overseas explores cross-cultural identities particularly in relation to previous colonial histories. Artists including Julie Gough, Daniel Boyd Geoff Parr, Kent Monkman and Maree Clarke use multiple mediums in ways ranging from contemplative to humorous in their comments on life in post-colonial times.
Colonial Afterlives Education Kit
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process
until 3 September 2017
This dynamic exhibition is made up of artworks from over forty years of Derek’s art-making practice and includes photography, installation, video and performance documentation. Each body of work on show is distilled from a number of layered connections and concepts; engaging with each provokes questions and ideas on the environment, landscape, history, power and human interactions with truth ands reality.
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process Education Resource Pack
Atlas | Anne-Maree Hunter | Artists’ books, Artists’ objects and lithographs | 29 July – 8 October
Play | Sylvia Ray | Sculpture and installation | 29 July – 8 October
Operation Art | artworks by Kindergarten – Year 10 children from across NSW | 17 September – 19 November
Happy Senses | Bliss Cavanagh | A sensory installation and experience | 17 September – 19 November
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.
For all enquiries regarding school visits and workshops email Anne McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the gallery on 4934 9859
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Address 230 High Street,
PO Box 220 Maitland NSW 2320
Phone 02 4934 9859
Tuesday - Sunday > 7:30 - 4:30pm
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