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The exhibition was conceived by artists/curators Eric and Robyn Werkhoven in response to the present hostile world events.Twenty seven 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…Find out more »
Artworks by 45 Aboriginal artists from 32 language groups across Australia from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection Immerse yourself in this selected exhibition from the MRAG Collection: each artwork with its own story is part of the diversity and richness of Aboriginal art and culture found across Australia today. This dynamic exhibition includes bark paintings by GANALBINGU George Milpurrurru and Curley Bardkadubbu, prints by Ginger Riley Mundawalawala, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Rover Thomas JOOMAMA and Helicopter Tjungarrayi and paintings by…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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. Gift of the United States Government.Find out more »
Mixing Numbers is an exhibition which investigates light, colour and the role of chance in this artist’s creative process. Within this recent body of work Tim Maguire explores the myriad possibilities of colour created by the digital print process, where computer-driven numeric colour values combine in unforeseeable ways, sometimes literally dictated by the throw of the dice as in the recent work Dice Abstracts. Imagery for these plays in colour is often based on fragile and impermanent arbitrary events like…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 »
Home-school art class is a great way to enhance a child's home-school experience. Classes are presented by MRAG Art Tutors in our safe and accessible art workshop space. Students explore a wide range of art-making activities linked to artworks currently on exhibition at the gallery. They are also encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and to have fun being creative. Classes cater for students aged between 4 - 12 years Bookings essential 2018 Term Dates (each term 8 weeks)…Find out more »
Fun for everyone! Try our new Free Art Sunday Plus+ extended activity, available every day the gallery is open. This new self-directed activity extends the popular Free Art Sunday program to every day in the gallery! And there will be a new Free Art Sunday Plus+ activity each month – so come by and try. Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatch and MRAGMFind 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 »
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 »
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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