Maitland Regional Art Gallery presents a wide variety of events, education and Arts Health programs which foster creativity, enable inclusion, and promote knowledge among the Maitland community, its visitors and our digital audiences.

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Art and Heritage Tours

Experience art, explore our Collection and learn about local heritage on a tour with our art loving team members. Gain insight into art and artists, and join them as they lead group discussions about exhibitions on display and draw your attention to the superb architecture and history of Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Guided tours take approximately 1 hour.

Tours are Free weekdays and after 3pm on weekends and are available subject to staff availability. Outside of these times costs maybe incurred.

Advanced bookings are essential, Contact Us to book.

For Kids & Families

Free Art Sunday

Free Art Sunday is our flagship program for young creatives and their families, supported by Education Partner Cleverpatch and the MRAG Members. Young audiences and their families can join free art workshops, between 10am and 12 noon, with our Art Tutors.  Every Week is unique!


Visiting the Gallery with a young person aged between 4 and 14 years? We have the perfect thing for you! Our Code Breaker Activity Sheets and Art Trails have been specifically designed to get families moving through the Gallery to explore the art on display in an active and fun way.

Collect your Code Breaker or Art Trail from the Front Desk and crack the Collection!

Free Art January

Supported by Education Partner Cleverpatch and the MRAG Members, Free Art January is our month long Summer program, offering a dynamic programs of workshops, talks, activities and exhibitions for all ages and abilities.

Art Workshops

Spend your school holidays or a weekend at the Gallery, being inspired by art and artists, learning new techniques, and socialising. Our workshops are related to exhibitions in the Gallery and include a short tour to engage a group discussion about works on display.

Art Explorers, after school art class for kids 8-12 years

Art Explorers is  a unique opportunity for kids to learn about art in a professional gallery setting. over an 8 week term.

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2024 Art Explorers term dates

Term 1  Tuesday February 6 – Tuesday 26  March

Term 2 Tuesday 7 May – Tuesday 25  June

Term 3 Tuesday 30 July – 17 September

Term 4 Tuesday 22 October – Tuesday 10 December

Arts Health

Culture Dose For Kids

Engagement with the arts can help young people connect to their feelings, thoughts and imagination. It can build self-confidence and resilience, foster social connections and improve mental health and wellbeing.

This free program will provide a safe, structured space for young people and their parents/carers to engage with and respond creatively to curated artworks in a small group setting.

Led by Artist/Educators Liss and Vanessa, the program will be held from 2pm to 4pm over eight weeks starting 10 February to the 6th of April*.  A program for the children’s parents and caregivers will also run at the same time . All art materials, resources and morning tea will be provided.

Culture Dose for Kids is part of a research study program in collaboration between the Art Gallery of NSW and the Black Dog Institute and is funded by the Jibb Foundation.

Applications have closed and places in the Culture Dose For Kids program  have been filled

*March 30 is Easter weekend and we will not be holding a workshop on this date

Journeys: Creative Connections

Journeys Creative Connections is a monthly workshop that welcomes people with a lived mental health experience to connect with art and community. The workshops are supported by our community partner Flourish and feature guest artists from the exhibition program and MRAG Collection.

Bookings are essential please email Juan at Flourish or phone 9393 9700

Art & Dementia: Community Day & Group Visits

Art & Dementia sessions are creative social visits to exhibitions, specifically designed for people living with dementia and their carers. Our friendly Facilitator uses works of art as a trigger for conversation and self-expression guiding people through artmaking activities in a social and supportive environment.

Bookings essential contact the gallery by phone 49349859 or email 

Conversations Art & Dementia 2024

Community Day Dates


February Thursday 8th  10:30am

February Tuesday 27th  2:00pm



Thursday 8th August  10:30am

Tuesday 27th August  2:00pm



Thursday 14th March  10:30am

Tuesday 26th March  2:00pm



Thursday 12th September  10:30am

Tuesday 24th September  2:00pm



Thursday 11th April   10:30am

Tuesday 30th April  2:00pm



Thursday 17th October  10:30am

Tuesday 29th October  2:00pm


Thursday 9th May  10:30am

Tuesday 28th May  2:00pm



Thursday 14th November  10:30am

Tuesday 26st November  2:00pm



Thursday 13th June  10:30am

Tuesday 25th June  2:00pm



Thursday 5th December  10:30am

Tuesday 10th December  2:00pm



Thursday 4th July  10:30am

Tuesday 30th July  2:00pm



Bookings are essential please contact the art gallery by phone  on 02 49 349 859 or email