14 Apr 18 > 12 Aug 18
In 2011, former Maitland Mercury photographer Stuart Scott selected a number of Maitland residents to photograph for Faces of Maitland an exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). The resulting series of works provides a glimpse into the private lives of a diverse selection of local people. By capturing his subjects within their own environments, informal and at ease, Scott allows for each individual’s personal story and character to shine. The Faces of Maitland series was subsequently acquired by MRAG and is held as part of the City’s permanent art collection. This year MRAG will restage Scott’s portrait series Faces of Maitland alongside a newly created… » Read More
14 Apr 18 > 12 Aug 18
Faces of Maitland is a series of photographs from the MRAG Collection by local photographer Stuart Scott. Scott’s professional life as a photographer for the Maitland Mercury informed his intimate knowledge of the community and in this series he presents a snapshot of Maitland in 2011, placing the people and their lives within the fabric and culture of the city.
05 May 18 > 22 Jul 18
Razzamatazz at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) is showcasing the theatrically vibrant, collected artworks from our region. These playful artworks, when choreographed together as an exhibition, demonstrate that art can be like a stage show: fun, spectacular, dramatic, poetic and entertaining. But Razzamatazz is more than just showing off. At MRAG, Razzamatazz represents the red curtain that is pulled back, as in the theatre, to create a constructed and fleeting reality which presents a temporary experience and a way of delivering artists’ and performers’ deeper stories, ideas and meanings. The imagery and visual expression in this exhibition includes paintings,… » Read More
19 May 18 > 02 Sep 18
All that Glitters is a light-hearted look at some of the troubling oddities of the modern economy, examining the allure and the often short-lived pleasures of online shopping and discount store purchases. Mandy Robinson and Jen Denzin have assembled readily available mass-produced plastic household goods, packaging and advertising materials to produce an immersive installation exploring the surface appeal of such non-essential commodities, and the falsity of representation that has become both acceptable and customary in the production and promotion of these.
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. Her work is recognised for its confident drawing and expressionist brushwork with the artist often featuring as the main subject in her work.
26 May 18 > 22 Jul 18
Hunter Red is a seemingly simple concept that unravels to a complex and perception altering creative collaboration. The external gaze often perceives the Hunter as a masculine, utilitarian landscape with the ubiquitous glass of Hunter Valley Red in a winery as the sole reason to visit the region. We know that we are complex and rich; a diverse narrative bound together in mutual support and outstanding cultural practice. The Hunter Red suite of exhibitions represents a collaborative vision shared by Hunter-based cultural institutions: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle Museum and The Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space. Using a popular tourist drawcard… » Read More
28 Jul 18 > 14 Oct 18
Many artists have a strong connection and love for their gardens and draw great inspiration from them. This exhibition by Nicola Bolton looks at the relationship she has with her garden and her late Victorian house, ‘Tregothen’ in Bolwarra. It is a series of large and small oil paintings and drawings documenting the garden and flowers through each of the four seasons.
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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