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Felting Workshop with Anita Johnson for ages 16+

January 29 | 10:00 am2:00 pm AEDT

Felting Workshop with Anita Johnson for ages 16+
Join artist Anita Johnson in creating a felted form inspired by her work in the exhibition A Conspicuous Object – The Maitland Hospital
Cost: Free
Date: Saturday 29 January 2022
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Particpants must bring along a Towel and Fabric Scissors

All other materials provided

Particpants must be aged 16 years or older

Bookings are essential and will open on 1 January 2022


About the exhibition

Built on Wonnarua land, The Maitland Hospital is a layered place. Ancient songlines are overwritten by a patchwork of buildings from across 170 years. Corridors are imbued with the fears and hopes of large numbers of people. The smells and sounds of medical care and treatments are ever present. There are good and bad memories. There are funny and sad stories.

A Conspicuous Object – The Maitland Hospital taps into these layers. Ten artists were invited to respond to stories about the hospital to capture the diversity of experiences, people and places of the Hospital. The exhibition will present both familiar and unfamiliar moments, invite reflection, offer challenges, and evoke the complex and layered nature of this object that has peered across Maitland since the 1840s. The exhibition will also highlight the ways art, history and health can intertwine to tell stories, offer distraction and engage community memories.

Exhibition dates -16 October 2021 to 6 February 2022

For more information about the exhibition visit the companion website https://aconspicuousobject.com.au/

If you would like to share:

a new story or memory about The Maitland Hospital, a memory or details to add to a story already on the website, a photograph, object, sound or video recording, or a question or comment – visit https://aconspicuousobject.com.au/share


January 29
10:00 am — 2:00 pm AEDT
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Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
MAITLAND, nsw 2320 Australia
02 4934 9859


02 4934 9859
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