Drop into MRAG these school holidays to see inspiring exhibitions and have fun with our self-directed activities located in the gallery, or you can pick up a take-home kit to have MRAG art fun at home!Find out more »
Join collectors Gordon Elliott & Michael Eyes for a personal exhibition tour of 'A Passion Shared'.Find out more »
BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Every Sunday families are invited to drop into the art gallery for free art activities inspired by the exhibitions on display. Our activities are designed for kids of all ages, and as a family you can all join in and get creative. Each activity takes around half an hour to complete.
Art Sunday is staffed by qualified art teachers. The workshop is designed to encourage parents and children to add to their experience of the gallery by accessing hands-on activities in a family friendly environment.
Please note: children cannot be left unattended during Art Sundays
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Anna Louise Richardson’s work is about intergenerational exchange, parenthood and signifiers of identity based on her experience of life in rural Western Australia living and working on a 7th generation family farm. The exhibition When night falls is a collection of her work over the last 5 years working through the complex relationships between rural Australians, the environment, and ecological responsibility. Documenting the emotions and personal narrative of her relationship to the land her work also tells a shared story…Find out more »
Bodies On A Rock is an exhibition of existing and new works by local artist Shan Turner-Carroll. Turner-Carroll’s practice documents the multiplicity of connections between body and landscape. Site-specificity is key to this, not only as a premise for the work but also in how an embodied methodology unfolds around each site and location it is presented. Sun, Moon Walk I, 2015 was a performative gesture where the artist followed the sun and moon with a mirror through the streets…Find out more »
A great way to connect in a safe environment, the workshop welcomes people with a lived mental health experience to connect with art and community. The third Friday of the month. Lunch included Materials supplied For all enquiries and bookings contact Debra Bollinger, Aftercare, phone: 0408 563 361Find out more »
After spending many years away from Maitland, McNamee returned to the place of her childhood in the early 2000s and began the task of retracing the artist's earliest memories -from walking to the family home located 233 High Street (now the Shell garage), to primary school at St Johns. What began as a homage to the significant structures McNamee walked past as a child of the 1950s, the exhibition About Maitland has developed into a collection of artwork which provides…Find out more »
Ken Done is well known for his vibrant paintings that depict the iconic Australian experience. The magnificent selection of artworks in Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen: Selected Works 2000 – 2017 celebrates the splendour of Australia’s natural beauty. The artist finds wonder in the everyday through glorious colour, spontaneous mark making and brilliant visual expression. This exhibition, as the title suggests, is a joyful collection of Ken’s most important pieces from his private collection, side by side with his latest…Find out more »
Fieldwork is an exhibition that will survey plein air painting (painting outdoors) west of Sydney between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The region, which encompasses the Western Suburbs, Blue Mountains, and the Hawkesbury, has been a popular artists destination since European settlement and its portrayal in landscape art of this period has made an important contribution to Australian art. Surprisingly, this history and significance is often overlooked in displays or accounts of Australian art which are inclined toward…Find out more »
Survey into the Cretaceous is a journey into the painter’s imagination. The painter has imagined himself as being an assigned artist with a team of paleontologists, scientists and geographers on a survey expedition into the late Cretaceous period. His brief is to record the fauna and express the experience through an artist’s eye. A broad cross-section of species is represented, some now extinct, some still extant today. Boundaries of reality are not of relevance, barriers between disciplines blurred, this is…Find out more »
Judy Cassab AO CBE (1920-2015) was one of Australia’s most prolific, most popular and best-known portraitists. Cassab emigrated to Australia in 1951, having studied art in Prague and her native Hungary. Cassab had 40 paintings hung in the Archibald Art prize at AGNSW across her lifetime and won the prestigious prize twice. Recently MRAG acquired through donation over 100 works on paper – this exhibition will celebrate that legacy.Find out more »