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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 exhibition are early drawings and quick studies which, like entries in a diary, track the story of Blackman’s personal and artistic life. Charles Blackman died…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 rich palette of colour. As a satellite story to this exhibition, MRAG will present Cutler Footway’s inspirations, through the work of Grace Cossington Smith and…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 and the Central Coast schools.Find out more »
Stories from Wonnarua Country is a series of artworks made by students from nine 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.
The Maitland Regional Art Gallery – Art and Heritage Tour is an audio tour of the art and history that make the Art Gallery a unique cultural site. The content draws on artists’ voices, oral histories, historical documents, and old and new photographs. Available at reception desk, and as a free appFind out more »
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 Rose has its genesis in a commission by ArtAnd Foundation (previously Art&Australia), who asked Del Kathryn Barton in 2010 to reimagine a timeless fairytale. Layered…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 the ineffable attributes of distant places in the self. Lottie Consalvo is represented by Dominik Mersch GalleryFind 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 »
Inside Out is an inclusive group of artists who live or work in and around the Maitland region. The group, now an independent entity, is an initiative born from Octapod's professional development program supported by Accessible Arts and Ability Links NSW. This Artist Run Initiative meet on a monthly basis at Maitland Regional Art Gallery with the support of Octapod to pursue professional development, creative career and networking opportunities. This diverse group of emerging and mid-career artists are committed to…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 NAVA is also presenting a second free Professional Development event in the Hunter Region: Grant Writing Wednesday 7 August 2019 | 4.00 pm –…Find out more »
In collaboration with the Newcastle Music Festival 2019, MRAG presents Landscape of Music. Enjoy jazz and more from brilliant vocalist/bassist Heather Price in concert with pianist Terence Koo surrounded by the warmth and colour of artist Cutler Footway's landscapes at the wonderful Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Includes a complimentary glass of wine from Tyrrell's Wines and refreshments on arrival. Sunday 11 August Refreshments: 6:00pm Performance: 6:30 – 7:30pm To purchase tickets visit http://stage.maitlandhuntervalley.com.au/ Price Adult - $25.00 MRAG Member - $20.00 Concession…Find out more »