04 Feb 17 > 28 May 17
David Capra, Teena’s Bathtime, 2015, MCA Jackson Bella Room Commission was commissioned to create an interactive and multi-sensory artwork to engage people with disability or access requirements to connect with the work of a contemporary artist through sensory experiences. This work has been toured to Maitland in partnership with the MCA and is part of MRAG’s free MCA Bella program, a creative learning program developed to inspire people with disability or access requirements to explore and connect with contemporary art. Every Bella program delivered is individually tailored and responsive to the access needs and interests of the people participating. The MCA Bella program was… » Read More
04 Feb 17 > 02 Apr 17
Moving House is a collaborative exhibition between artist couple Peter & Susan O’Doherty. The exhibition reflects their respective childhoods living in families that were perpetually on the move. A joint venture of Cowra Regional Art Gallery & Gosford Regional Art Gallery
04 Feb 17 > 28 May 17
Welcome to Woof Woof is the colourful imagining of a town called Woof Woof, a magical wonderland populated entirely by dogs, where bones grow on trees, rainbows shine every day and tummy rubs are essential. ‘Welcome to Woof’ began as the crazy colourful imaginings of Vanessa Turton who started to think ‘What it is that brings people together, what is something we all love?’ Dogs! People love dogs! And so ‘Welcome to Woof Woof’ was born and quickly grew to become the perfect partner to David Capra, Teena’s Bathtime, 2015, MCA Jackson Bella Room Commission which will be showing concurrently… » Read More
11 Feb 17 > 30 Apr 17
The waiting room is not like any room at home. It is not a destination, but is a temporary, transitional place that we pass through on the way to somewhere else. Nothing much happens in a waiting room, but it may be a noisy, busy place, with lots of comings and goings, or it can be eerily quiet. As a photographer, the ordinariness of the waiting rooms of my experience has long suggested a challenging picturing opportunity. With, perhaps, a faded landscape or floral picture on a wall, and a pile of worn magazines on a small table in a… » Read More
11 Feb 17 > 30 Apr 17
Stoke’s painting practice is concerned with the ambiguous or hybrid zone which sits between abstraction and landscape. She strives to challenge the possibilities and contradictions between en plein air observation, nature and abstraction.
11 Feb 17 > 02 Apr 17
Welcoming in the Year of the Rooster, this exhibition features a selection of Chinese scrolls from the MRAG Asian Collection, created from the Ming Dynasty in the 15th Century, through to the 20th Century. The Three Perfections of painting, poetry and calligraphy are all on display in these scrolls as they depict ancient landscapes, birds and flowers, portraiture and historical narrative scenes. Important to MRAG is the way in which these paintings demonstrate the breadth of paper as medium for art over hundreds of years.
25 Feb 17 > 02 Apr 17
For almost 60 years the Maitland International Salon of Photography has attracted entries from photographers around the world. From over 2,000 entries in salon categories Colour, Monochrome and Nature a panel of judges independently allocate a score between 1 and 5 to each image. These scores are totalled and recorded. The accepted 500 prints are displayed at Maitland Show with the top 70 scoring prints exhibited at MRAG together with projected images. The Salon has the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the American Photographic Society (APS) and the Photographic Society of Australia (PSA) and is now… » Read More
08 Apr 17 > 08 Apr 18
‘Lionel’s Place – Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection’ is an exhibition which features the significant 2016 donation to the MRAG Collection by Max and Nola Tegel of Lionel Lindsay etchings, wood engravings, woodblocks, watercolours and books. This exhibition features artworks from Lionel Lindsay’s extensive and celebrated career as one of Australia’s most famous artists from the early 20th Century.
08 Apr 17 > 18 Jun 17
Lampoon is an insight into the irreverent wit and satire of Jim Anderson, the third member of the infamous Oz magazine. During his incredible life Anderson has injected his artworks, designs for magazine covers, posters and photographs, with a healthy dose of humour and scepticism. Lampoon happily has a dig at all of the big social and political issues of the last forty years.
08 Apr 17 > 23 Jul 17
“The nature of my art practice consists of wall-hung, timber relief sculptural works. These pieces are created by incorporating mathematical formulas, theorems & sequences. This art form I’ve developed advocates pure abstraction in an attempt to synthesize a design aesthetic. In this exhibition, The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π) I have encoded and carved thirty-one timber panels with the first 10,000+ digits of the Pi number (which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter). Within this sequence, I have highlighted (with the Prime colours), the first four single digit Prime numbers (2, 3,… » Read More
08 Apr 17 > 14 May 17
Maitland Embroiderers Group celebrates 30 years with an exhibition showcasing themes of tradition, family and change. The exhibition spans from the exquisitely delicate to pushing boundaries of the fantastic and extreme.
06 May 17 > 23 Jul 17
Colonial Afterlives presents a broad array of contemporary art styles and mediums from established artists across seven colonized countries. The exhibition includes a total of forty-two works by the following artists: Ewan Atkinson (Barbados), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Charles Campbell (Jamaica), Maree Clarke (Victoria), Fiona Foley (Queensland), Julie Gough (Tasmania), Hew Locke (UK / Guyana), Kent Monkman (Canada), James Newitt (Tasmania), Geoff Parr (Tasmania), Yvonne Rees-Pagh (Tasmania), Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa New Zealand), Joan Ross (NSW) and Christian Thompson (SA). There are a high number of photographic and video works in the exhibition and other media that include painting, sculpture and installation. … » Read More
20 May 17 > 18 Jun 17
Using MRAG collection items as a focus-stimulus for the response of selected artists to mark the centenary of Les Darcy’s death on 24 May 1917.
03 Jun 17 > 10 Sep 17
Make a Face is the seventh face–themed exhibition presented by MRAG that exhibits artworks by young artists from Maitland and Lower Hunter region. We are delighted to exhibit fresh artworks made by our youngest local artists as they explore their creativity. As in all previous Face exhibitions at MRAG, this is an opportunity to have on show for our audience artworks made by our youngest artists; to achieve this all schools who register to participate will be represented. The exhibition Make a Face invites children from pre-school to primary school to do just that – any face… a portrait, a… » Read More
03 Jun 17 > 10 Sep 17
SHOWCASE 4 is the fourth Showcase exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) since 2013 which features recent artworks made by Year 7-12 students from high schools in the Maitland-Lower Hunter area.
24 Jun 17 > 03 Sep 17
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process is a visual art exhibition that offers a comprehensive reflection on this senior artist’s career to date. The exhibition brings together photography, video, installation and sound works drawn from the artist’s early conceptual and performative practice of the 1970s through to his more recent focus on still and moving imagery in the 21st century. It has been supported by Visions Development funding and Visions Touring funding is being applied for.
29 Jul 17 > 08 Oct 17
ATLAS draws together the love and the beauty to be found in maps. Maps are functional as well as works of art and have always been treasured and coveted for both reasons. We use them to travel and explore. They ‘map’ the known, the unknown and the imagined -“here be dragons”. A Cartographer devises and uses symbols to represent the world on paper but can never be wholly successful nor complete. Maps and Atlas’ have long been made by hand and with the invention of various printmaking techniques such as Etching and Lithography, they have been reproduced in multiples. So… » Read More
29 Jul 17 > 22 Oct 17
Hunter based artists Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking were unaware of their close family connections; recently they 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. This new body of work will feature images of the landscape which follow this families respective journey across NSW, finding disparate family members settling in the Hunter today.
29 Jul 17 > 08 Oct 17
Art, on one level, is play. That is the central theme of my work and the rationale behind making it. A large and growing body of scientific research demonstrates that play is essential for human health and that creative play is the most therapeutically beneficial form of play. This is equally true for adults as for children. The play function of art has been under-recognised for its benefits in modern society’s health and development. The tendency to put art on a pedestal has often constrained the potential of art to enhance the well-being of individuals and the community. In this… » Read More
09 Sep 17 > 03 Dec 17
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’. An Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts inc. exhibition. The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts ‘Visions of Australia… » Read More
16 Sep 17 > 19 Nov 17
Every year 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. The touring exhibition is complemented by local content. A touring exhibition by The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education.
14 Oct 17 > 28 Jan 18
The exhibition Passchendaele – A Ridge Too Far, Photography in Battle is part of a number of activities being organised by a group of Maitland based organisations with a focus on local connections to Passchendaele and as a way to invite Maitland community participation in remembering World War I. Many men from Maitland and the surrounding localities participated in Passchendaele, as did ‘Maitland’s Own’, the 34th Battalion. Both these facts provide anchors for the planned activities, and each of the activities and events has a different specific purpose. The MRAG exhibition aims to focus on photography and World War I,… » Read More
25 Nov 17 > 04 Feb 18
Archer’s Arcadia is a collection of animated interactive sculptures that provoke sense of fun and whimsy. The exhibition is to be exhibited in the Art Factory Children and Young people’s exhibition space. Archer is influenced by scenes from carnivals & seasides of the Victorian & Edwardian
09 Dec 17 > 18 Mar 18
In this series of portraits, professional photographer Gary Grealy captures some of the most unique characters of Australia’s art world. This world inhabited by the talented, strong, generous and at times eccentric characters of art patrons, gallery directors, art lovers and artists is portrayed as a carefully constructed and realised universe with film noir overtones. From the doyens of public and private galleries such as Edmund Capon, Frank Watters and Geoffery Legge, art patrons and collectors, Gene Sherman, John Kaldor and Pat Corrigan to renowned artists Adam Cullen, Del Kathryn Barton, Reg Mombassa, Jenny Sages, Robert Klippel and Jia Wei… » Read More
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