Where to get your art, culture and coffee fix in Maitland
Whether you live in Maitland or have just visited the area, chances are you’ve heard of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery or 'mrag' as its affectionately known. There’s a good reason for that.
The Gallery’s a bit of an institution in Maitland, providing a welcome dose of art, culture and good coffee to visitors and locals for the past many years.
While their doors have been temporarily closed in recent months were pleased to learn that mrag will open back up to the public in a limited capacity from June 4.
Keeping everyone safe, yet connected to the art world is high on mrag’s priority list. Accordingly, the Gallery has introduced an online (free) ticket system to ensure they can monitor the number of visitors to the Gallery as well as provide a unique and intimate art viewing experience.
During their period of closure, the mrag team have been working hard to coordinate some exciting new Winter exhibitions (see details below) and they’re currently in the process of installing a new sound system across the venue. Their much-loved internal coffee shop, Seraphine Café is also undergoing some refurbishments. Stay tuned for details of the cafés grand re-opening.
mrag Winter Exhibitions
From artists interpretations of the universe and portraits of old friends to 3D artworks exploring the psychological aspects of physical space and an interactive exhibition encouraging visitors to unlock hidden personal stories, mrag has a whole host of exciting and intriguing artworks to ponder.
Here’s what’s on this Winter. Follow the below links for individual exhibition dates.
Guns to Roses | now
Intimate Universe | now
UNI: Waiting for Equality | now
Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture | now
Helen Hopcroft: The Re-enchantment | now
Man’s Best Friend | The Elliott Eyes Collection
Hello Again - It’s Nice to See Your Face
Chris Kunko | Thinking of An Old Friend
Susan Ryman | Hide and Seek
Arlo Mountford | Deep Revolt