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, prints… » 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. 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
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