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Working between Sydney and Yogyakarta, Indonesian artist Jumaadi explores themes of vulnerability, love and sacrifice, in his distinct visual language. Staging Love speaks of universal stories of life, in large scale drawings, paintings, monumental paper and buffalo hide cut-outs, as well as a painted bridal bed.Find out more »
Touring from Orange Regional Gallery, The poetry of space: the art of Tim Winters surveys the career of one of Australia’s most respected landscape artists and art teachers. Winters’ abstract work is essentially a poetic or lyrical interpretation of space and the visual articulation of his engagement with the land. This survey, curated by Dr Andrew Flatau, follows not only the artist’s journey but also Winters’ artistic investigations. The Poetry of Space: the Art of Tim Winters is an Orange…Find out more »
Charles Blackman was one of Australia’s iconic artists, forging a significant career from his very first solo exhibition in 1952. Blackman was also a strong supporter of Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) and, since 2005, had donated more than 280 works on paper and paintings to the MRAG Collection. Many of the works in this exhibition are early drawings and quick studies which, like entries in a diary, track the story of Blackman’s personal and artistic life. Charles Blackman died…Find out more »
For over 60 years the Maitland International Salon of Photography has attracted entries from photographers around the world. Over 5,000 entries were received this year in salon categories Colour, Monochrome, Nature as well as Open, Nature and Travel projected images. From the accepted prints which are displayed at the Maitland Showground, this exhibition acknowledges 50 prints further selected to be exhibited at MRAG along with projected images.Find out more »
The stage is a place separated from the everyday that allows us to more fully view life, revealing all the tragedy, comedy, mystery, love and fate that are part of the human experience. When the curtain is raised, we are able to see ourselves as the immortals see us, immersed in our destiny while enacting rituals that ask for blessings and curses to be granted. This world of theatre defies logic and reason in order to reflect who we are…Find out more »
As a part of Artastique, local artist James Rhodes will be exhibiting his work Tangled Up, from his Fond Illusion series in the Gallery's front window. "This site-specific work explores the changing nature of emotional states due to the amount of information given to us. Through the materiality of the work, and the space it is viewed in, the way in which the image is experienced by an audience change as the light of the day changes. The amount of natural…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 »
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
Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatchFind out more »
Develop your art making skills surrounded by a curated selection of Charles Blackman works from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection.
The session is for beginners and experienced artists who would like to practice their skills in a social environment.Find 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 »
To assist with Maitland households to give back to the planet during our celebration of Earth Hour, Council will be undertaking a native seedling giveaway on 26 March at the back of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery starting at 10am until all plants are given away.Find out more »
Lucas Davidson presents Casual Forces, two installations situated over two galleries that sit directly above and below one another. Using geometric shapes, repetition and scale Casual Forces aims to challenge viewer perception, questioning the identification and interpretation of the work and the surrounding environment. As the viewer moves around the work site-lines fall in and out of alignment. The intersection of each mirrored box allows multiple perspectives to occur simultaneously, creating fragmented and extended reflections that make it difficult to…Find out more »