Events for August 12, 2018
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Every Sunday families are invited to drop into the art gallery for free art activities inspired by the exhibitions on display. Our activities are designed for kids of all ages, and as a family you can all join in and get creative. Each activity takes around half an hour to complete.
Art Sunday is staffed by qualified art teachers. The workshop is designed to encourage parents and children to add to their experience of the gallery by accessing hands-on activities in a family friendly environment.
Please note: children cannot be left unattended during Art Sundays
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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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
What does a lollypop have to do with art? Looking at artworks is an obvious way to appreciate them, but not all of us are visual learners. Touch, smell, taste & sound cues are dotted throughout the Gallery this Winter to offer new ways of ‘seeing’.Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
The Maitland Regional Art Gallery – Art and Heritage Tour is an audio tour of the art and history that make the Art Gallery a unique cultural site. The content draws on artists’ voices, oral histories, historical documents, and old and new photographs. Available at reception desk, and as a free appFind out more »