Arts Health

Innovative and inclusive programs to keep audiences connected with art and each other

We present a variety of Arts Health programs to foster creativity, enable inclusion, and promote knowledge among the Maitland community. Our social and cultural approach provides a meaningful way for participants to connect with others, particularly during periods of isolation. Innovative approaches that maintain communication and relationships are vital to ensure ongoing connection with communities.

Contact Us and we will help you plan your visit.

Journeys

Creative Connections

Journeys Creative Connections is a monthly workshop that welcomes people with a lived mental health experience to connect with art and community. The workshops are supported by our community partners Flourish and Stride and feature guest artists from the exhibition program or Gallery Collection. Bookings are essential via Flourish Australia.

Art & Dementia

Community Day & Group Visits

Art & Dementia sessions are creative and social visits of exhibitions specifically designed for people living with dementia and their carers. Our friendly Facilitator uses works of art as a trigger for conversation and self-expression, guiding people through artmaking activities in a friendly and supportive environment.

Social Script & Visual Schedule

Would you like to know a bit about the Gallery before you arrive for a visit? Download our Social Script, a visual and scripted guide to view so you know what to expect before your visit.

Available at the Gallery reception desk is our Visual Schedule, which includes nine picture and word cards about what you can see and do in the Gallery.  This has been designed to assist visitors who may experience anxiety if visiting for the first time.

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