Sonic September: School Holiday Program

We’re turning up the volume for a Sonic September at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, packed with programs for all ages and abilities.

Everyone is invited to join us for live music, artist and curator talks, tutorials in sound-art, labs in theatre and performance, drawing workshops and drop-in art activities.

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FOR EVERYONE

Material Sound Curator Talk, Caleb Kelly

Saturday 24 September, 12.30 – 1.00pm
Talk | Drop-in | Free

Join the curator of Material Sound Caleb Kelly for an introduction to the exhibition and works on display. Material Sound is a Murray Art Museum Albury exhibition, curated by Caleb Kelly and presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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Live Performance, Peter Blamey

Saturday 24 September, 1.00 – 1.30pm 
Live Music | Drop-in | Free

See a live experimental music performance by Sydney artist and musician Peter Blamey from exhibition Material Sound. Peter’s music reimagines our everyday encounters with mundane materials and technologies.

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ArtCart Mobile Studio

Friday 30 September & Thursday 6 October, 11.00am – 2.00pm 
Workshop | Drop-in | Free

Drop by the 2022 Brenda Clouten Memorial Art Scholarship exhibition to join finalist David Lobb in activating an immersive mobile studio workshop using his purpose-built ArtCart. ArtCart does not require anything from the audience except for a willing curiosity!

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The Maitland Archive Community Contributions

Friday 16 – Sunday 25 September, Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Activation | Drop-in | Free

As part of exhibition The Maitland Archive, local people are invited to bring small, non-precious objects that have memories and personal stories attached to them to the Gallery. The objects contributed will be displayed alongside an evolving mural by Luke for the duration of the exhibition.

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Free Art Sunday

Every Sunday, 10.30am and 11.45am
Workshop | Free | Bookings essential 

Ages 3 – 8 years recommended 

Come along to Free Art Sunday, our weekly program connecting children and families with art through hands-on activities facilitated by our friendly Art Tutors, and with something unique every week inspired by what’s on display.

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Playing with Sound, Vicky Browne

Friday 30 September, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Workshop | $10 + BF | Members receive 10% off
Ages 7 – 12 years

Enter the wild sound laboratory of artist Vicky Browne from exhibition Material Sound. Vicky uses materials such as vinyl records, foam, sequins, speakers, and feathers to create a range of instruments and bubbling noise machines. This workshop will engage participants in a series of hands-on experiments, group activities and artist demonstrations to playfully explore sound.

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TEENS

Take One! Performance Lab with Janie Gibson and Upstage Youth Theatre

Tuesday 27 September, 2.00 – 4.00pm 
Workshop | Free | Bookings essential
Ages 12 – 16 years

Aspiring actors are invited to join theatre artist Janie Gibson for a dynamic workshop exploring creating characters and original performance. Let Upstage Youth Theatre’s ensemble break the ice, and then be led through exercises in ensemble movement, clowning, physicality, and voice by Janie to enrich your performance practice.

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Drawing Workshop with Luke Thurgate

Wednesday 5 & Friday 7 October, 10.00am – 12.00pm 
Workshop | $20 + BF | Members receive 10% off
Ages 14 – 18 years

Join a drawing workshop just for teens with Luke Thurgate from exhibition The Maitland Archive. Embrace your skills and knowledge with guidance and learn new approaches to the worlds oldest medium. Materials provided.

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YA & ADULTS

Sketching in the Gallery with Marco Luccio

Saturday 24 September. 2.00 – 3.30pm
Workshop | $15 + BF | Members receive 10% off 
Ages 16+ years

Let artist Marco Luccio from exhibition Tales from the Greek simplify sketching in a structured session at the Gallery. Bring your own sketch book, or use the materials provided as Marco inspires and guides you through an afternoon of slow looking and drawing, built upon his award-winning sketching program at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Take One! Young Adults Performance Lab with Janie Gibson

Tuesday 27 September, 6.00 – 8.00pm   
Workshop | Free | Bookings essential
Ages 17 – 23 years

Young adults are invited to join theatre artist Janie Gibson for a lively workshop exploring character development and original performance. In this introductory workshop, Janie will lead participants through exercises in ensemble movement, clowning, physicality, and voice to impart new tools and enrich your performance practice.

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Adults & Educators Drawing Workshop with Luke Thurgate

Saturday 8 October, 1.00 – 4.00pm   
Workshop | $25 + BF | Members receive 10% off
Ages 18 + years

Adults and educators are invited to join artist Luke Thurgate from exhibition The Maitland Archive for a drawing workshop to develop your skill and build tools to draw upon in your creative or teaching practice. Materials provided.

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This program is proudly supported by NSW Government.

Take One is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund. The Audience Development Fund is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Material Sound is a Murray Art Museum Albury exhibition, curated by Caleb Kelly and presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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