25 May 18 > 19 Aug 18
Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s leading artists and is recognised for her confident and exuberant paintings which depict love, passion and daily life. Sharpe’s expressionist depictions of voluptuous women – often guises of herself – are filled with life, colour and movement. Secrets includes a selection of drawings and travel diaries, an immersive wall installation, and an eclectic sculpture of Sharpe herself.
26 May 18 > 22 Jul 18
The Hunter Red suite of exhibitions represents a collaborative vision shared by Hunter-based galleries: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery and The Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space. This collaborative project, Hunter Red, seeks to defy any one-dimensional view. We are Hunter Reds but ‘red’ is: the earth on which we stand and share; the symbol of celebration and revelry; our flesh and blood; and our political unrest. Each institution and exhibition examines a different vision of our region. It incorporates voices ignored and marginalised as well as celebrating joy and the fragility of our humanity.… » Read More
28 Jul 18 > 14 Oct 18
Many artists have a deeply rooted connection to their environment and draw inspiration from patterns in nature. Nicola Bolton’s The Garden Palette explores the artist’s strong affinity for the gardens surrounding her late Victorian era home in Bolwarra as well as her interaction with gardens whilst traveling in the UK and Europe. Photography is integral to Nicola’s artistic practice, which has its foundations in the detailed interrogation of natural environments and depiction of the Australian landscape. In this series, Nicola uses the technique of over-painting to blend notions of the photographic and the painterly. These images inhabit the space between traditional… » Read More
28 Jul 18 > 14 Oct 18
Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial. All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Bringing it all together is a kind of openness that comes through… » Read More
25 Aug 18 > 25 Nov 18
The exhibition was conceived by artists/curators Eric and Robyn Werkhoven in response to the present hostile world events.Twenty five professional visual artists have been invited to express, interpret and explore their belief for world peace. The exhibition will include all genres of the visual arts – painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, Video installation. We all want a peaceful world, is it possible? Is humanity spiralling into insanity? “The war mongers thrive Led by great greed and lethal Gods Since dawn man has fought Ignorant and foolish hearts Rare is peace and love.” – Robyn Werkhoven © 2014
25 Aug 18 > 17 Feb 19
A selection of artworks from the MRAG Collection by Aboriginal artists from across Australia who each represent their own language groups, dreaming and country.
25 Aug 18 > 14 Oct 18
This exhibition features etchings from the MRAG Collection created by Paul Partos, a Czech born, Australian, abstract artist who participated in two of Australia’s landmark exhibitions of Australian abstract art: The Field, 1968 and Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, 2003. This series of etchings, acquired in 2016 with the assistance of the artist’s estate, demonstrate Partos’ examination of the physical and conceptual limits of the square and rectangle, which was a major characteristic of his painting.
08 Sep 18 > 03 Dec 18
This scholarship was established to support a young achiever in visual arts (30 years or under) who is a student or recent graduate at a tertiary education institution in the Lower Hunter (including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Singleton) to undertake a program of professional development in an international context. In 2016 an additional runner-up prize of $3,000 was donated by Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Vicki and Bruce Woods, the founders and Principal Sponsors, increased their donation to $5,000 for the Major Award. In 2018 there will be a Winner’s Scholarship of $5,000 and a… » Read More
20 Oct 18 > 17 Feb 19
The exhibition will feature 77 framed photographs culled from Getty Images, noted photojournalist archives and Kennedy Presidential Library collections of over 36,000 images along with a selection of ephemera. The most exhaustively researched group of Kennedy photos ever assembled, the exhibition celebrates the life, political career, and extraordinary vision of one of the country’s most admired and most charismatic presidents. A touring exhibition by Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.
20 Oct 18 > 04 Nov 18
An annual fundraising art sale wherein paintings, prints and sculptures are up for sale to help raise money for the MRAG Members Program. The MRAG Members Program is a cornerstone of the gallery’s success. This event is an important way for the community to support the work of the members group, local artists and the gallery.
10 Nov 18 > 27 Jan 19
Maguire continues his practice of combining digital image-making techniques with a painterly process to create large-scale oil paintings.
01 Dec 18 > 17 Feb 19
A Sensual life covers every aspect of Valadon’s rich and extraordinary 35 year career and includes works from her Goddess, Fairy Tale, Finding the Feminine, Hill End Stories and Wicked Women series through to her later Still Life series.
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