Events for August 8, 2019
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Maitland Art Playgroup at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) in 2019. Following on from a very successful year in 2018, Maitland Art Playgroup is back at MRAG for 2019. Playgroup offers children ages 0-6 years an opportunity to learn through play, develop social skills and make friends in a safe and stimulating environment. A $5...Find out more »
At MRAG we offer engaging social tours of current exhibitions and art spaces, tailored specifically for people living with dementia and their carers. The tours are guided by art therapist, Nicole Lemaitre who delivers a program which encourages discussions, self expression, stories, and laughter, enabling visitors to express their thoughts and emotions. Morning tea is included to encourage lively participation.Find out more »
This workshop covers the fundamental principles in valuing and pricing your work as an artist. We will cover best practice standards in pricing structures, payment schedules and artist rights in this interactive workshop designed to increase the professional capacity of Australian artists. Participants are asked to bring a laptop or pad if they have one. Register through EventBrite...Find out more »
Charles Blackman was one of Australia’s iconic artists, forging a significant career from his very first solo exhibition in 1952. Blackman was also a strong supporter of Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) and, since 2005, had donated more than 280 works on paper and paintings to the MRAG Collection. Many of the works in this...Find out more »
In 2003 and at the height of his career, Australian art critic and broadcaster, Bruce James, left Sydney and returned to his home town of Ayr in the Burdekin delta in Queensland and became the painter Cutler Footway. My North features both the expansive landscapes of the artist’s home and still life studies in a...Find out more »
Operation Art is an exhibition of 50 selected artworks by students from schools across New South Wales who have been invited to create uplifting works for other children. The exhibition is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education and will include artworks by students from Hunter...Find out more »
Stories from Wonnarua Country is a series of artworks made by students from seven local schools who have been exploring what it means to be living on Wonnarua Country today.
The artists have been led by their student colleagues who are the leaders of their school -based Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.
Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton, celebrated director Brendan Fletcher and award-winning visual effects house Method Studios, this milestone exhibition traces the interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic through a sophisticated artistic lens. A shining example of multidisciplinary partnerships across the creative arts, Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the...Find out more »
Newcastle based artist Lottie Consalvo's work traverses painting and video, with a strong focus on performance. Her work mines her interest in the psychology of human experience with ideas surrounding longing, desire, the intangible and the ungraspable. This solo exhibition, Somewhere Else brings her disciplines together as she unfolds the enormity of the immeasurable and...Find out more »