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The Olive Tree Market will come alive with four Seasonal Markets at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2018. Each market will showcase a new line-up of the region’s most talented creatives with a seasonal theme.
Wander amongst vibrant eclectic stalls, meet the artists and discover work straight from the hands of the makers. Relax to the sounds of talented local musicians, enjoy great food, participate in artist run workshops and spend the day exploring the Art Gallery.Find out more »
A celebration of more than 280 artists, 32 language groups, 6 exhibitions, several events including the Olive Tree Markets & an international scholarship. Entry is free! Everyone welcome! OPENING Program 9.00am — 2.00pm Olive Tree Market 3.00pm Live Performance by Maitland High School Dance students 3.30pm Mayor’s Welcome 3.45pm Finding Country with Tara Dever, CEO Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council 4.00pm Concerning Peace: a conversation with Robyn and Erik Werkhoven 4.15pm Nicola Bolton in conversation 4.30pm Glenn Barkley talks Tamworth Textile Triennial…Find out more »
An exciting new preschool program will be starting in 2018 at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). The creative learning team have been working with Playgroup NSW to establish a new art playgroup in Maitland at the art gallery. Playgroup NSW are taking expressions of interest from community members to establish a committee for the group who will be supported by Playgroup NSW and the MRAG creative learning team. Due to popular demand three Maitland Art Playgroup’s are proposed and will…Find out more »
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
Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatchFind out more »
Free lantern-making at Free Art Sunday over September at MRAG. Then come and check out your lantern floating down the river at Riverlights on Saturday 13 October. 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…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 »
Live, Learn and Enjoy is the U3A Maitland motto. Universities of the Third Age, or U3As as they are more often called, are voluntary, non-profit organisations which aim to offer people educational and social opportunities operating in a pleasant and supportive setting. U3As are basically self-help groups built on the premise that collectively older people have the skills and knowledge to provide learning opportunities for themselves.Find out more »
At MRAG we offer engaging social tours of current exhibitions and art spaces, tailored specifically for people living with dementia and their carers. The tours are guided by art therapist, Nicole Lemaitre who delivers a program which encourages discussions, self expression, stories, and laughter, enabling visitors to express their thoughts and emotions. Morning tea is included to encourage lively participation.Find out more »
The Participatory Museum: ways of experiencing Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) The Participatory Museum is one that works with its audiences to make cultural institutions more dynamic and relevant through participation and interaction. In this eight week course a diversity of Maitland Regional Art Gallery exhibitions, programs and activities will be explored and discussed by the group with presentations from MRAG staff.Find out more »