As part of the Government’s health guidelines we are currently offering reduced services with some restrictions in place to keep everybody safe. This includes asking visitors to register on arrival enabling us to maintain reduced numbers in the Gallery and also means you get a unique and intimate experience with our new exhibitions. This is a process put in place while we remain responsive and adaptive to the COVID-19 guidelines.
This has been a challenging time for so many people. Art will continue to play an important role in our lives as we navigate our way through these strange days. Through our creative community we will gain new perspectives of this time and we hope to share these reflections with you here at the Gallery in coming months.
Our Gallery will continue to support the artists of Maitland and the creative community up and down the Hunter River. We will continue to bring new ideas and exhibitions from across the country and further afield and we hope you continue to enjoy the showcase of art we have presented online during this time.
What you need to know before you visit:
- From 4 June MRAG will reopen to limited numbers of visitors from 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday, no need to book, simply register on arrival.
- Don’t visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas or Victoria in the last 14 days
- There is no limit to how long visitors can stay at the Gallery during these hours.
- Seraphine Cafe is open from 8am to 3pm, Tuesday through Sunday
- The Gallery Shop is open, cashless payments preferred.
What the Gallery’s doing to keep everyone safe:
- We’re encouraging everyone to practice good hand hygiene whilst on site.
- Floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances.
- Visitors with access requirements can still use lifts, and borrow the Gallery’s wheelchair which will be sanitised after each use.
- Enhanced cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants.
- We’ve temporarily limited or removed interactive elements within exhibition spaces.
All public areas of the gallery can be reached by stairs and lift, with fully accessible public amenities conveniently located on the ground floor. Entry to MRAG’s carpark is via a rear service lane off James Street, and includes two dedicated disabled parking spaces.