Art Education Update: Term 3, 2021
FRIDAY 6 August 2021
Greetings everyone, as we all adapt to living in our respective Covid worlds, where we are still being creative, thriving on those creative interactions and connections!
- Some MRAG exhibitions have been extended to enable people of all ages to see them – check below for the extended dates for Shadow Boxer and Barka, the Forgotten River.
- Operation Art begins 4 September until 14 November
- Have a look at the Education Resource that we have developed for Barka the Forgotten River, designed for children of all ages that can be used off-site, in your classroom or at home.
- AND we invite your school to be part of the Young Archie exhibition at the gallery from 26 February – 3 April 2022 comprised of portraits by school students from 5-18 years, check below for all the information that you need for your school to participate. Make portraiture your theme in Term 3 or 4…
- For all other up-coming exhibitions check out the full gallery program
SHADOW BOXER | MRAG Collection
5 June – 3 October 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 – 21 November 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.
The Barka, the Forgotten River resource below has curriculum links for students from K – 12 across Creative Arts, Visual Arts, English, History and Aboriginal Studies:
OPERATION ART | K -Year 10 student artists from across NSW
4 September – 14 November 2021
Operation Art is an exhibition of 50 selected artworks by students from schools across New South Wales who have been invited to create uplifting works for other children. The exhibition is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education and will include artworks by students from Hunter and Central Coast schools.
YOUNG ARCHIE | local student artists 5-18 years
26 February – 3 April 2022
The 2021 Archibald Prize exhibition will be on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from 23 January – 6 March 2022.
To coincide with this extraordinarily popular show, there will be a Young Archie exhibition at the gallery from 26 February – 3 April 2022, made up of portraits by school students from 5-18 years submitted from local schools.
The Young Archie provides a showcase for portraits created by our young regional student artists. We invite your school to participate!
Students are invited to make their own individual portraits of someone who is special to them and to make these portraits from life, by doing a ‘sitting’ with the person, making sketches, and/or taking photographs and working from them as artists do in the Archibald Prize artworks.
There will be a prize awarded in each age category sponsored by ANZ Bank, presenting partner of the Archibald Prize.
For all information and key dates please see here Information for Schools
My Dad 2020 acrylic paint on paper
Gabby Cooper, Year 10
Northlakes High School
from 2020 Operation Art Touring Exhibition
For all education enquiries please contact the art gallery on 4934 9859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org