What is the Access information for the Gallery?

Maitland Regional Art Gallery is a wheelchair accessible venue, with ramps and lifts, accessible toilets and disability parking spaces. For more information about your visit, see our Access page and Contact Us for help planning your visit.


What are the dates for the exhibition?

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2021 Archibald Prize  is on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from Saturday 22 January until Sunday 6 March 2022.


What are the opening hours of the exhibition?

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, excluding January 26 public holiday. We’re also open late every Friday until 8pm (January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 4).


Do I need to book to visit the Cafe?

The Café is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Bookings are highly recommended.

Contact: Seraphine Cafe

Phone: 02 4934 7264

Email: seraphine.cafe@nullicloud.com


Do I need to buy tickets for a specific time?

Yes, tickets are dated and timed. You will have access to view the exhibition for one hour on the date and time printed on your ticket. It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your allocated time to allow for check-in.

Please be aware that wait times for entry into the exhibition may be experienced during busy periods.


How much do tickets cost?

$ 7 – MRAG Members

$12 – Adults

$30 – Family (2 adults + 3 kids – under 18 years)

$8 – Concession card

$8 – Child 5-17 years

Free child under 5 years

$8 – Bus group tour bookings of more than 10 people (per person)

$6 – School or education group (per person)

Companion card accepted

Tickets booked online are subject to an additional booking fee.


Who can purchase concession tickets?

Concession pricing is valid for:

– Health Care cardholders

– Pension cardholders

– Student cardholders (full-time students aged 18 or over)

Valid ID may be required upon exhibition entry or at the time of ticket purchase.


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/preview?eid=207663476047/


Can I buy tickets to the exhibition on the day?

Pre-booking tickets online is highly recommended, however tickets are also available for purchase on iPads and over the counter in the Gallery Foyer. People buying tickets at the door may experience delays.


Are group bookings available?

A booking agreement is essential for all groups over 10 people wishing to visit the Gallery. Venue capacity limits are being observed inline with  COVID-19 health regulations. All bookings must be finalised with at least 2 weeks’ notice.

Contact the Gallery to arrange your visit:

Phone: 02 4934 9859

Email: artgallery@nullmaitland.nsw.gov.au


Are guided tours available?

Yes, check out the What’s On page to find guided tour dates and information. https://mrag.org.au/whats-on-mrag/this-month/

Is there an audio guide?

The exhibition is accompanied by a free mobile audio guide. Access on your phone by scanning the QR codes throughout the exhibition and don’t forget to bring along your headphones. Free wifi is available in the Gallery.


Will the exhibition be accompanied by any public programs?

See https://mrag.org.au/whats-on-mrag/ for details of Archibald Prize programs and events.


Are school group bookings available?

Education groups including students from primary to tertiary levels can book by contacting the Gallery’s Education & Audience Development Curator on 02 4934 9859 0r artgallery@nullmaitland.nsw.gov.au

Educators are encouraged to pre-plan their visit.


How long does it take to see the exhibition?

The estimated time to view the exhibition is 30–45 minutes.


Can I enter and exit the exhibition more than once with my ticket?

No, each ticket is valid for a single entry.


Do I need a ticket for the rest of the Gallery?

No, the rest of the Galley remains free of charge.


Can I exchange my tickets for another date if I cannot make the original booking date?

You can manage your own booking via the ticket confirmation email from Eventbrite. Ticket transfers and refunds are available up to 1 day before the event starts. However, if your day has lapsed, tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. All fees associated with changing a ticket are the responsibility of the ticket holder.

For assistance managing your booking contact at artgallery@nullmaitland.nsw.gov.au


Who is Eventbrite and why do I need to provide personal details online?

Online ticket sales for the 2021 Archibald Prize are hosted by Eventbrite, an Australian ticketing management system. Some basic personal information is required when purchasing tickets to ensure Maitland Regional Art Gallery can manage your booking and any follow up required.


Is photography permitted in the Gallery?

Yes, unless otherwise signed, photography is permitted without a flash. The use of selfie sticks and tripods is prohibited.

If posting to social media, please tag your photos with #archibaldprizemrag and #MRAG


About the exhibition


Who developed the exhibition?

2021 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition supported by presenting partner ANZ.


Are the Wynne and Sulman prizes showing at Maitland Regional Gallery as well?

No, Maitland Regional Art Gallery is only showing artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2021 Archibald Prize.


How many artworks are in the exhibition?

The 2021 Archibald Prize tour includes 52 works.


About the ANZ People’s Choice Award


Is there an ANZ People’s Choice Award?

Yes, the ANZ People’s Choice Award is awarded at each exhibiting venue.


Where can I vote for the ANZ People’s Choice Award?

You may vote once for the ANZ People’s Choice Award at Maitland Regional Art Gallery using the QR code located in the exhibition. Entries close 6 March 2022.


Is there a prize for the People’s Choice?

The People’s Choice award carries a $3500 cash prize for the winning artist for the Sydney exhibition. However, for the regional tour, there is no associated prize for the artist.

One person who voted for the Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s People’s Choice award-winning painting will be selected at random to win the People’s Choice voters’ prize.


Can I see this exhibition elsewhere in Australia?

The exhibition will then tour to the following venues:

  • Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 18 March – 1 May 2022
  • New England Regional Art Museum, 13 May – 26 June 2022
  • Manning Regional Art Gallery,  8 July  – 21 August 2022