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Inside Out is an inclusive group of artists who live or work in and around the Maitland region. The group, now an independent entity, is an initiative born from Octapod's professional development program supported by Accessible Arts and Ability Links NSW. This Artist Run Initiative meet on a monthly basis at Maitland Regional Art Gallery with the support of Octapod to pursue professional development, creative career and networking opportunities. This diverse group of emerging and mid-career artists are committed to…Find out more »
Performers: Susan Carson (vocals), Terence Koo (piano) The Newcastle Music Festival is very pleased to offer, for the first time, a concert in the wonderful setting of Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Featuring the amazing duo of Susan Carson and Terence Koo, enjoy cabaret and jazz classics, chosen in response to the vibrant exhibition of works by renowned Australian painter Wendy Sharpe. Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine from Tyrrells Wines and refreshments on arrival with an introduction to…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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Come for a soup supper at MRAG on the opening night of The Rep’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Feast your eyes on artworks, sip on some soup and then wander across the road to enjoy this Shakespeare classic! This is a new initiative for the MRAG Members and The Repertory Theatre; if you’ve ever wondered about getting involved in either art or theatre in Maitland, this is a fun way to start! Meet at MRAG for soup at 6.00pm…Find out more »