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 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. From the artworks submitted a touring exhibition of 50 artworks is selected for a regional tour and this year the exhibition will be shown in Sydney, Broken Hill, Cowra, Port Macquarie and Wollongong as well as Maitland. At each venue a separate group of… » Read More
16 Sep 17 > 19 Nov 17
Otherworldly: a sensory experience of art is a multisensory installation that engages the senses of sight, touch, sound and smell. Discover the impact that the power of art can have through our senses to improve mental health and wellbeing, as the science behind multisensory rooms and the benefits of experiencing art are combined. Otherworldly invites the audience to engage with arts and health research in a new way, and allows them to explore an immersive sensory experience of their own.
14 Oct 17 > 28 Jan 18
The exhibition Passchendaele – Photography and the Moving Image 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, especially… » Read More
28 Oct 17 > 28 Jan 18
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 meditate patterns to a sublime stillness.
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
09 Dec 17 > 04 Mar 18
I’m going to Lionel’s Place -The Storybook Exhibition is an exhibition that takes you on the enchanted journey to Lionel’s Place through the pages of the storybook, illustrated by Lionel Lindsay’s etchings and wood engravings. The exhibition also recounts the making of MRAG’s very first published storybook and features the processes required in its creation including development of the storyline, photography, design and the printing processes.
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