Spring brings seven new and emerging exhibitions to Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Spring brings seven new and emerging exhibitions to Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery is starting Spring with a bang in 2022, launching seven brand new exhibitions that celebrate Maitland, feature significant works from the MRAG collection, and combine the very best in sound and new media.

The community is invited to come together for a free event at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on from 5.30pm on Friday 23 September to celebrate that start of a new season at the Gallery.

The Maitland Archive by Luke Thurgate is one of the highlights of the season. It got underway in mid September and will use contributions from the Maitland community to evolve into a collaborative community artwork.

A touring exhibition from Museums and Galleries NSW, Material Sound, is another highlight. It brings together the work of six artists and collaborative groups who have each used everyday materials to construct different experiences of sounds to challenge how we think about the ecological consequences of consumption and waste.

‘We’re so excited to be welcoming such a diverse and exciting array of new exhibitions to the Gallery. Spring is the season of change, and that’s exactly what these exhibitions capture,’ Senior Curator, Kim Blunt said.

‘There are collaborative works, works that showcase hidden gems from the Gallery collection, works that explore our natural environment and works that force us to stop and ponder some of life’s big questions.

‘Basically, there’s something for everyone and we’re excited to show everyone what’s on offer this Spring at MRAG.’

Other exhibitions coming to the Gallery this Spring include Luminosity: Inscription of Time by Light by local artist Kris Smith; Tales From the Greek by Marco Luccio alongside words by legendary arts critic John Hughes; Life, Still, featuring standout works from the Gallery Collection; Thirty-six views of the Brokenback Range, an exploration of the local landscape by Maitland’s own John Adamson; and The Drawing Exchange, a site specific project at MRAG.

The exhibition opening also marks the start of the school holidays, and MRAG is once again the place to be this Spring, with a bumper program of activities for kids of all ages plus a fantastic collaboration with our friends from Upstage Youth Theatre.