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Touring exhibition available | LIONEL’S PLACE: Lionel Lindsay from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection
A Maitland Regional Art Gallery Touring Exhibition Lionel’s Place consists of more than 130 Lionel Lindsay artworks from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection, featuring examples of Lionel Lindsay’s finest etchings, wood engravings and watercolours. These works on paper are rich in visual texture, and depict scenes from abroad and closer to home, exotic and domestic animals and birds, and the lushness of gardens, floral abundance and portraiture. This exhibition is enhanced by multiple levels of accessibility and interpretation including…Find out more »
Guns to Roses brings together artworks from the MRAG Collection, and selected works on loan, that illustrate how artists respond to the precariousness of our times; the fragility of life as impacted by war, political unrest and climate change, and the consciousness of our own mortality. Within this exhibition we find symbols of weaponry transformed into visually seductive motifs, the daily news transformed into a ten metre long scroll and the beauty of our native flora used as a disguise…Find out more »
The universe our world moves in is unfathomably vast, limitless and unknowable. But we each live in our own universe, our own small world, an intimate universe of personal experience. In this exhibition the artists will be contemplating the universe in all its interpretations, in the form of miniature art - paintings, drawings, sculpture and more - and through their artwork inviting the viewers to understand their idea of what it means to exist in an Intimate Universe.Find out more »
UNI: Waiting for Equality | Telling LGBTQI Stories about Marriage Equality in Newcastle and the Hunter, 2004-2019
The Current histories of LGBTQI people in Australia focus on Melbourne and Sydney. This project will be the first to focus on a regional LGBTQI community and how it connected with the wider Hunter Newcastle region to produce the largest percentage vote (75%) for marriage equality in the 2017 postal ballot outside the capital cities. The LGBTQI community is directly affected by shifts in thinking and the law in ways that have not yet been fully explored. Given the vulnerability…Find out more »
If this exhibition has a theme, it’s the idea of falling in love again, whether this is with someone, something, an animal, your body, an activity you love doing or just your own life. The Re-Enchantment exhibition spans two floors of MRAG’s Art Factory exhibition space. Downstairs is a giant cardboard box city, which people can move around to build into the city of their dreams. Upstairs is a rather exotic reading room, complete with a painted piano, bookcase and…Find out more »
Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It features a range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it. Artists include: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy…Find out more »
On loan to MRAG from a private collector, this generous selection of eleven major works includes three collaborative paintings and three canvases by Palpatja’s granddaughters Sandra and Shirley Adamson. This shared custodianship delivers a visually splendid gift for present and future generations within and beyond the intimacies of desert life.Find out more »
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
Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatchFind 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 »
The Elliott Eyes Collection of contemporary art is usually housed in a private Victorian terrace house in Erskineville, Sydney NSW. The ever-growing art collection, currently numbered at about 300 works (sculpture, painting and ceramics) focuses mainly on Australian and New Zealand art, but also includes work by German, Belgium, American, South African and English artists. Motivated by the realisation that once works become part of a private collection they can easily be ‘lost’ to public view, the collectors Gordon Elliott…Find out more »