On a weekend in February 2020, 41 Artists took to the streets across three Australian cities for the nation’s largest unsanctioned art campaign #BushfireBrandalism. Organised and realised by 41 artists, 78 advertising posters were replaced with bespoke thought-provoking images and messages. Speaking to the climate crisis, drought and bushfires, this undertaking was a direct reaction to the feelings of powerlessness experienced by the artists during the catastrophic bushfires of 2019/2020.Find out more »
Artist Fiona Lee lost her family home and studio near Taree to the catastrophic bushfires in November 2019. This exhibition is a very personal, raw and challenging response to the bushfire crisis where the artist has shaped works from her home’s scorched remnants; collecting, categorising and sorting through ash and detritus from the site where her home once stood.Find out more »
BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Every Sunday families are welcome to book in to attend 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
Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatchFind out more »
Built on Wonnarua land, The Maitland Hospital is a layered place. Ancient songlines are overwritten by a patchwork of buildings from across 170 years. Corridors are imbued with the fears and hopes of large numbers of people. The smells and sounds of medical care and treatments are ever present. There are good and bad memories. There are funny and sad stories. A Conspicuous Object – The Maitland Hospital taps into these layers. Ten artists were invited to respond to stories…Find out more »
Neridah Stockley is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Alice Springs. She was the 2019 recipient of the Arts NT Creative-in-Residence at the Araluen Arts Centre and in this exhibition presents a unique body of work in response to Hermannsburg. Hermannsburg is a locally and internationally recognised chapter of inland Australia history; site of Lutheran Mission activity coupled with the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painting made famous by Albert Namatjira. It is a unique cross-cultural heritage site characterised by local landscape,…Find out more »
“Storylines” is an exhibition of contemporary Australian Artists who use drawing to dissect the accepted Historical timeline of our country. Drawing by its very nature, comprises erasure and correction. “Storylines” features artists who use these actions to challenge accepted understandings of Australian History. These practitioners expand an Australian linear narrative to suggest a new, alternative or accurate understanding of our past.Find out more »
The Archibald Prize 2021 exhibition is coming to MRAG! The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is the country’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Tickets will go on sale early December 2021. The Archibald Prize 2021 exhibition will travel to six venues in regional New South Wales and Victoria, offering audiences around the country…Find out more »
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…Find out more »