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.

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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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.

Community Day Dates 2023


Thursday 7th  September  10:30pm

Tuesday 12th September  2:00pm


Thursday 12th October, 10:30pm

Tuesday 24th October, 2:00pm


Thursday 9th November,  10:30pm

Tuesday 21st November,  2:00pm


Thursday 7th December, 10:30pm

Tuesday 12th December, 2:00pm


Enjoy our Arts Health Activities, easy to follow and inspiring downloadable activity sheets and videos which connect you with your creative side. You can watch the videos online and download our Activity Sheets below, or find the complete set of videos and sheets to download and play at home or at your facility at our Drop Box:

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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.