The Maitland Regional Art Gallery – Art and Heritage Tour is an audio tour of the art and history that make the Art Gallery a unique cultural site. The content draws on artists’ voices, oral histories, historical documents, and old and new photographs. Available at reception desk, and as a free appFind out more »
Volunteer snake catcher, educator and natural history illustrator Teresa Purnell presents an exhibition of serpentine splendour.
Teresa’s passion for the conservation of snakes and reptiles drives the artworks in the exhibition SnakeAbout. The detailed natural history illustrations are seen as a tool for teaching people about the peaceful and safe co-existence with reptiles.
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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Mayor Loretta Baker, Councillors and the General Manager with Maitland Regional Art Gallery and the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise present: Annual Arts in Health Fundraiser proudly supported by Walka Grange Lifestyle Village. A MODERNIST LOVE AFFAIR! Join PENELOPE SEIDLER AM accomplished architect, art lover & MRAG Partner, in conversation with 1233 ABC NEWCASTLE’S JENNY MARCHANT. Help us raise funds to support members of our community living with memory loss, lived mental health experiences, families with sensory processing needs, and…Find out more »
Inside Out is an inclusive group of artists who live or work in and around the Maitland region. The group, now an independent entity, is an initiative born from Octapod's professional development program supported by Accessible Arts and Ability Links NSW. This Artist Run Initiative meet on a monthly basis at Maitland Regional Art Gallery with the support of Octapod to pursue professional development, creative career and networking opportunities. This diverse group of emerging and mid-career artists are committed to…Find out more »
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo. Co-curated by Gail Mabo, Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams (Director of Umbrella Studio), the exhibition brings together a selection of over 20 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, twenty-five years after the historic achievement. Each artist has responded to an aspect of Eddie Mabo that they are drawn to, whether it is his life, politics, activism, or legacy. The…Find out more »
Hunter-based artist Edwardo Milan has a particular obsession to make things by hand. Referencing the everyday and raw gritty materials, Milan takes us into his world to talk about the who, the how and why of us. In his words: My art work comes from an obsession of making things by hand and referencing the everyday, the commonplace, not the high tech manufactured cool, this is the raw, the hands on, the gritty world of making things that talk about…Find out more »
Between the wheezing song of the carousel and the voice of the muse of epic poetry lies the land of Nicola Hensel and John Turier. For twenty six years their home and studio have produced a steady stream of sculptures, drawings, songs and offspring who make things. This show brings their practices together for the first time – and included a drawing machine a mechanical parade, giant buttons and maps for the ever renewable heart.Find out more »
The Olive Tree Market will come alive with four Seasonal Markets at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2019. Each market will showcase a new line-up of the region’s most talented creatives with a seasonal theme. Wander amongst vibrant eclectic stalls, meet the artists and discover work straight from the hands of the makers. Relax to the sounds of talented local musicians, enjoy great food and spend the day exploring the Art Gallery. For stalls, apply online Join us for a…Find out more »
Dale Forward is a Newcastle based artist and comic creator. Predominantly working in ink, though also delving into painting and digital illustration on occasion, Forward’s work is characterised by its dark fantasy themes and explorations into interactive elements. The title Warlock is drawn from Forward’s 2018 interactive comic of the same title that readers are able to engage with through 3D glasses to find different images on the same page giving two different sides to the story.Find out more »