Art Education Update: Term 3 & 4 2020
Friday 18 September 2020
So our Covid world continues and we all seem to be adapting as creatively as possible…
As the gallery follows Covid safe practices it is a safe place to visit so please encourage your students to drop in if they are in Maitland especialy over the holidays.
We hope that you are enjoying our MRAG at home activities, videos and more on https://mrag.org.au/whats-on-mrag/see-make-do-at-home/ check it out and pleass pass on to your students.
If you hop over to https://mrag.org.au/whats-on/category/exhibitions/photo/ you will see the great array of exhibitions currently on here at the gallery and find below 2 videos for you and your students, one by Arlo Mountford made especially for Deep Revolt here at Maitland, and the other an extended talk by Alex Seton, who has 6 works currently on show in the A Passion Shared | the Elliot Eyes Collection; it was great having Alex here last month to talk to students by zoom and live! There is also a great Education Kit with Deep Revolt.
POSTPONED Artist Talks for School Students Wed 21 October
WAYS OF WORKING artists Georgia Hill and Liam Benson
9.15 – 11.45 am Wednesday 21 October 2020 at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
We have had to postpone this event due to Covid restrictions affecting many schools and their ability to attend. We will review the situation in Term 4 and we do plan to have this event either in 2020 or in 2021.
Please keep in touch with any feedback or questions.
The MRAG exhibition program for the second half of 2020 provides many points of interest for you and your students.
Term 3 & 4 Exhibition Highlights:
With over 60 portraits in a variety of mediums including self-portraits by Australian artists Margaret Olley (image), Wendy Sharpe, Alan Jones and Euan Macleod, and Newcastle-based Rachel Milne, there is plenty of inspiration to feed everyone’s fascination with the human face, our own and that of others!
Arlo Mountford is a Melbourne based artist who has a drawing, time-based and sculptural practice. Mountford’s works are an assault on our individual and collective memories of all things art history through the lens of the contemporary. Amusing, strange and laden with references, his animated films are hand drawn with a mouse directly in to a computer, and more recently a tablet. His films are sometimes situated within paintings – often European masterpieces well known and loved for centuries.
This exhibiton features time-based and 2 D artworks.
Check out the Deep Revolt Education Kit here
We all have collections of things that we like, our homes are full of them, and for some collecting artworks is a passion. In this very personal collection of Michael Eyes and Gordon Elliott, transported from the walls and rooms of their Sydney home to the gallery spaces here, you can see a variety of 2D and 3D artworks by artists from Australia and all over the globe.
This biennial prize exhibition showcases the artwork of young Hunter-based artists.
From 21 applications, 8 finalists were chosen to each install a body of new work to be considered for the 2020 BRENDA CLOUTEN MEMORIAL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUNG ACHIEVERS IN VISUAL ARTS.
The finalists are:
ASHLEIGH CAMPBELL ILEIGH HELLIER IAN MCCALLUM KARRI MCPHERSON BRONTË NAYLOR
LIZ O’BRIEN LIZ PIKE ANNABEL SUTTON
The overall Winner was KARRI MCPHERSON
Runner Up was BRONTË NAYLOR
and Judges Vicki Wood and artist Alex Seton awarded a
Highly Commended to LIZ O’BRIEN
Cme and see the work of the 8 finalists, all Hunter-based emerging artists 30 years and under.
Checkout the full exhibition program HERE
The MRAG Collection comprises more than 6000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and limited edition prints, by Australian and international artists.
Explore some of the artworks of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection HERE. Our complete Lionel Lindsay and Charles Blackman collections are now online and we will be progressively adding more of our Collection for you to discover. Have fun exploring!
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 email@example.com or call the gallery on 4934 9859
We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!