Events for September 20, 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 »
Take your mind and body to Somewhere Else, an evening inspired by artworks by Lottie Consalvo and Suzanne Archer.
Relax and unwind with a casual beverage, experimental drawing and stretch out the weeks stresses with a yoga session at the art gallery, with special guest artists Lottie Consalvo and Annemarie Murland.
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 »
This exhibition invites current members of the Maitland Region Society of Artists to create a new work of art which celebrates what Maitland means to them. As part of the process each artist will contribute to a poem which will be written and displayed as their gift to Maitland.Find out more »
Nola comes from a long standing tradition of painting en plein air, artwork created ‘in the moment’, painted and worked on in situ. Nola can often be working in her magnificent home garden or out in the field during her many trips overseas. Nola’s subjects are often domestic or people enjoying themselves in a café...Find out more »
Penelope Seidler AM has an intrinsic and layered connection to Maitland. This exhibition unfolds those layers to reveal Penelope Seidler's love of art, her support of artists, her generosity and her ties to Maitland - a personal connection that began more than a century ago in East Maitland where her father, Clive Raleigh Evatt QC...Find out more »
For Suzanne Archer, travel has been one of the most powerful challenges and enriching source of artistic expansion. From travelling with camera, sketchbook and notebook in hand, Archer has amassed a collection of travel journals that have recently begun transforming into artist books. Her journeys have taken her to Europe, Africa, Thailand, China, Bali, USA,...Find out more »
Local legend Frank Oakes invites you into a world of wizardry, wonder and fairy tales created through the ancient art of puppetry.Find out more »
If you stroll along High Street in an easterly direction you cannot miss Brett Piva’s immense mural on the side of the Gallery building. Commissioned to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Gallery’s redevelopment the Artist was asked to take inspiration from this milestone. Piva believes the beauty of abstract art is that it...Find out more »
One decade on from Council’s bold redevelopment of Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Council will revisit community engagement conducted in 2009 (Regional Conversations) to understand the current needs and aspirations of our community for the Gallery. Targeting key stakeholder groups including young people, people with disability, Aboriginal people and people from cultural and linguistically diverse communities, Council...Find out more »