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Winter Season Opening Weekend: Launch
June 18 | 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Join the excitement as we launch our Winter Season including four new exhibitions.
Bookings required via Eventbrite (click here to book now)
Councillor Loretta Baker, Mayor of the City of Maitland, the Councillors of Maitland City Council together with Gerry Bobsien, Director Maitland Regional Art Gallery invite you to the Gallery’s Winter Season Celebration.
Join the excitement as we launch our Winter Season including new exhibitions: Shadow Boxer, Just Not Australian, Barka: The Forgotten River, and Impressions of a Journey: Landscapes Between Walcha and Paterson.
The night begins with a Wonnarua Welcome to Country by Aunty Sharon Edgar Jones. Our Winter Season will then be opened by Cr Loretta Baker, Mayor of the City of Maitland, and Gallery Director, Gerry Bobsien.
Stay and hear from Dhungatti artist Blak Douglas as he performs Yidaki and shares insights with Chad Ritchie Sands, Grandson of Aboriginal champion fighter David Sands, or listen to live music by The Illume Girls as they share emotive stories through song, in Yolngu Matha and English.
Then be the first to experience four new exhibitions or explore our Gallery Shop for items tied linked to the artists, works and concepts on display while you enjoy a complimentary refreshment thanks to our sponsors The Pourhouse and Tyrrell’s Wines.
Return on Saturday and join our Shadow Boxer Discussion Panel facilitated by artist Abdul Abdullah and featuring artists Karla Dickens and Richard Lewer, and former Australian Flyweight Champion boxer Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
All audiences welcome.
Shadow Boxer is supported by The Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and Managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Just Not Australian was curated by Artspace and developed in partnership with Sydney Festival and Museums & Galleries of NSW. The exhibition is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Barka: The Forgotten River is touring from Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.