Art Education Update: Term 2, 2021
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Greetings to you and your students now that you are right into 2021 now. It has been wonderful to have so many of you visiting the gallery so far this year – everyone is so happy to be out and about…
As the weather changes, we also have a change of exhibitions here at the gallery and some related events – check out these highlights:
TEACHERS’ DRAWING SESSION WITH LUKE THURGATE
Friday 4th June 4.30 pm – 6 pm
Looking to get more out of your gallery visits?
Join Luke Thurgate, guest presenter from our successful Education Round Table in Term 1, for a sketching tour of
Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s current exhibitions.
Tailored to art educators, this workshop will introduce a range of drawing exercises designed to deepen engagement with works of art.
$20 per person
Bookings essential via eventbrite
YOUNG ARCHIES COMING UP NEXT JANUARY 2022
The Archibald Prize will be at MRAG 22 January – 6 March 2022 and a Young Archies exhibition will be on at the same time displaying works by students from local schools.
This is a great opportunity for schools to be represented by their students’ artworks here in the gallery,
so perhaps portraiture could be your theme in Term 3 or 4?
Young Archies entries will be due at MRAG in late November 2021.
All details will come out to schools soon.
Artwork by Hallie, Nulkaba Public School 2017, FACE at MRAG
LAST DAYS for ARTEXPRESS!!
Exhibtion closes 5pm Sunday 30 May 2021
ARTEXPRESS at Maitland Regional Art Gallery is an exhibition of 36 high-achieving Visual Arts Bodies of Work from the 2020 Higher School Certificate Examination created by Year 12 students from schools in the Sydney Metropolitan and Hunter Central Coast regions.A dynamic representation of expressive forms – drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking, photomedia, textiles and fibre, sculpture, documented forms, ceramics, time-based forms and collection of works – are showcased in the Maitland Regional Art Gallery ARTEXPRESS. This exhibition is one of eight individual ARTEXPRESS exhibitions that will feature in public galleries across NSW in 2021.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Education Standards Authority and the Department of Education in association with Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
You are invited to visit ARTEXPRESS with your students – bookings are essential – please email email@example.com
JUST NOT AUSTRALIAN
8 May – 1 August 2021
Just Not Australian brings together a group of 20 living Australian artists across
generations and mediums to deal broadly with the origins and implications of
contemporary Australian nationhood. Artists include Karla Dickens, Tony Albert, Joan Ross, Nell, Vincent Namatjira, Abdul Abdullah and Liam Benson. This timely thematic show, especially relevant to older students, will look to showcase the common sensibilities of satire, larrikinism and resistance in order to interrogate and interpret presenting and representing Australian identity.
Check out the Education Resource for this exhibition JNA_M&G_Education_Kit
Teachers please note that there is language warning for this exhibition
Come and visit Just Not Australian with your students – for bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org
an MGNSW touring exhibition
SHADOW BOXER | MRAG Collection
5 June – 8 August 2021
The boxing ring has long been a compelling site for artists. It has produced many books, songs, paintings and films. What is it about the fight that speaks to artists through the ages and why do some contemporary artists respond so vividly to its grit, history and contest? Shadow Boxer will highlight this cultural fascination and showcase the work of contemporary Australian artists who explore ideas of race, gender and class and the sheer physicality of Boxing in their work.
Featured artists include Karla Dickens, Fiona McMonagle, Nigel Milsom and Richard Lewer
This is a dynamic exhibition including a variety of artistic experiences – great for high school students…
BARKA, THE FORGOTTEN RIVER Badger Bates & Justine Muller
12 June – 5 September 2021
Barka, the forgotten river reflects the love artists Badger Bates and Justine Muller have for the Barka, or Darling River – “our mother and the blood in our veins” – and its people, the Barkandji. Poetic and political at once, the work of these 2 artists reach to the past to inform the future, because all time is one.
Motivated by a deep concern for the collapse and near-disappearance of the Barka-Darling River – something that will have ripple effects Australia-wide – works in the exhibition by Badger span the past two decades combined with Muller’s more recent responses to the region and its people. They take the form of ceramics, leadlight, lino print, wood and steel sculpture, and painting, in addition to a multi-media installation.
A great exhibition to experience with your students… with possible links to the Hunter Valley landscape and the Hunter River.
Later in 2021:
Skywhales: every heart sings comes to Maitland
sunrise, Saturday 18 September
For just a few hours from sunrise on Saturday 18 September, Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales will float in the skies of Maitland as part of their national tour –
check out the link here:
For the rest of 2021
Checkout the full exhibition program HERE
Student workshops at MRAG
Artmaking workshops presented by our MRAG Art Tutors can be arranged as part of your visit to the gallery. All materials are provided and current artworks on show are used as stimulus. For all enquiries email email@example.com with your request, approximate dates etc; bookings need at least 3 weeks lead time.
The MRAG Collection comprises more than 6000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and limited edition prints, by Australian and international artists.
Explore some of the Maitland Regional Art Collection HERE.
Collection Catalogues of past MRAG exhibitions of artworks from the Collection are also available HERE.
And remember, we can always arrange for you and your students to look at selected artworks that are part of the MRAG Collection. Please contact us to discuss.
For all enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the gallery on 4934 9859
We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!