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Fun and whimsy rule these school holidays! Discover the new exhibitions and be inspired to let your imagination run wild with hands on art making activities. Our creative art tutors will show you how to make Wacky Clay Characters and Madcap Machines or choose one of the many self-directed activity stations throughout the gallery. Children...Find out more »
Mats and masterpieces come together at MRAG this summer in a 60 minute exploration of yoga as a form of art appreciation and self-expression. No previous yoga experience required! 4 years +, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult Bookings essential. Click here to book through EventBriteFind 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 »
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 »
Volunteer snake catcher, educator and natural history illustrator Teresa Purnell presents an exhibition of serpentine splendour.
Teresa’s passion for the conservation of snakes and reptiles drives the artworks in the exhibition SnakeAbout. The detailed natural history illustrations are seen as a tool for teaching people about the peaceful and safe co-existence with reptiles.
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo. Co-curated by Gail Mabo, Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams (Director of Umbrella Studio), the exhibition brings together a selection of over 20 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, twenty-five years after the historic achievement....Find out more »
Between the wheezing song of the carousel and the voice of the muse of epic poetry lies the land of Nicola Hensel and John Turier. For twenty six years their home and studio have produced a steady stream of sculptures, drawings, songs and offspring who make things. This show brings their practices together for the...Find out more »
Dale Forward is a Newcastle based artist and comic creator. Predominantly working in ink, though also delving into painting and digital illustration on occasion, Forward’s work is characterised by its dark fantasy themes and explorations into interactive elements. The title Warlock is drawn from Forward’s 2018 interactive comic of the same title that readers are...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
Come and visit the art gallery to escape the heat, we have plenty to do while you are here with activity stations throughout the gallery. Play the Giant Snakes and Ladders game, I Spy, or try the Discovery Trail, Word Play, Snake or Lizard and more. If you enjoy the summer heat we will have...Find out more »
Come See-Make-Do at the Art Gallery this Summer! Workshops, dance, comics, yoga, and more MRAG prides itself on being inclusive and accessible, should you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss! Click here to download the program Free Art January is made possible by the generous support of Maitland...Find out more »