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Turn Christmas Shopping into a Day Out in Maitland This Year

Shopping for Christmas gifts sends chills down the bravest shopper’s spine. But what if we could help you with gift ideas that would support local Australian artists and it could all be done as part of an enjoyable day out. Surely this is a win on all fronts….sign me up!

Well, this week HUNTERhunter visited the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Shop which is located at the entrance of the Gallery on High St, Maitland. 

Clockwise from left: ‘Statement Earrings’ by Denz & Co $39, ‘Large Planter’ by Katherine Mahoney $120, ‘Cockatoo Table Lamp’ with shade by Studio Australia $510, ‘Large Planter’ by Teval Guner $110, ‘Rambles Ringbound Notebook’ by Bespoke Letterpress $14.95, ‘Native Bowl’ by Helen Ashley $60ea, assorted books starting from $29.99.
Clockwise from left: ‘Statement Earrings’ by Denz & Co $39, ‘Large Planter’ by Katherine Mahoney $120, ‘Cockatoo Table Lamp’ with shade by Studio Australia $510, ‘Large Planter’ by Teval Guner $110, ‘Rambles Ringbound Notebook’ by Bespoke Letterpress $14.95, ‘Native Bowl’ by Helen Ashley $60ea, assorted books starting from $29.99.

The Gallery Shop is home to products created by local and regional artists like Kes Harper, Jo Herbert, Ellie Hannon and Oscar & Matilda (jewellery). Glass art from Kayo Yokoyama, Ruth Allen and Keith Rowe and textiles and scarves from Saretta Fielding, Edith Rewa and Kerry Shepherd.

Clockwise from left: ‘Reversible Garden Hat in Vintage Ken Done Fabric’ by Jessica Wolf $145, ‘Ken Done, Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen’ book $65, assorted Ken Done card packs $24.95ea, ‘Premium R Pad’ by Rhodia $12.95, ‘Brass Bookmark’ by Octaevo $19.95ea..
Clockwise from left: ‘Reversible Garden Hat in Vintage Ken Done Fabric’ by Jessica Wolf $145, ‘Ken Done, Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen’ book $65, assorted Ken Done card packs $24.95ea, ‘Premium R Pad’ by Rhodia $12.95, ‘Brass Bookmark’ by Octaevo $19.95ea..

Wandering around the shop I spied some fantastic book titles such as Ottelenghi’s Flavour, Growing up Aboriginal by Anita Heiss and lots of great cooking, craft and design books. 

Clockwise from left: assorted utensils by Artisan Utensils starting from $22, ‘Utensil Holder’ by Katherine Mahoney $75, ‘Upcycled Olive Oil Pourer’ by Ruth Allen $30, assorted Cook Books starting from $34.95, ‘Small Plate’ $21, ‘Mini Jug’ $18 and ‘Spoon’ $11 all by Katherine Mahoney.
Clockwise from left: assorted utensils by Artisan Utensils starting from $22, ‘Utensil Holder’ by Katherine Mahoney $75, ‘Upcycled Olive Oil Pourer’ by Ruth Allen $30, assorted Cook Books starting from $34.95, ‘Small Plate’ $21, ‘Mini Jug’ $18 and ‘Spoon’ $11 all by Katherine Mahoney.

There are stunning one off pieces of jewellery and ceramics, gift ideas for animal lovers, kids and plant enthusiasts. There were even some secret santa gift ideas priced around the $15 mark if you’re looking for something a little more classy (and a whole less cringy) this year.

Clockwise from left: limited edition ‘Murrine Vase’ (orange + blue) by Ruth Allen $440 ea, turquoise mirror ‘Vertebrae Earrings’ by Ruth Allen $93.50, ‘Deluxe Statement Earrings’ by Oscar & Matilda $82.50, assorted books starting from $29.99.
Clockwise from left: limited edition ‘Murrine Vase’ (orange + blue) by Ruth Allen $440 ea, turquoise mirror ‘Vertebrae Earrings’ by Ruth Allen $93.50, ‘Deluxe Statement Earrings’ by Oscar & Matilda $82.50, assorted books starting from $29.99.
Clockwise from left: ‘Tower in a Box’ timber blocks by Gluckskafer $80, ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ugly Animals’ by Sami Bayly $32.99, ‘Musical rainbow marble toy’ $149, Dinosaur Bingo $24.99, assorted books starting from $14.99, ‘Beeswax Crayons’ by Stockmar $18.60, ‘Wooden Helicoper’ by nic $66.95, ‘Groove Triple Pencils’ by Lyra $26.95 (6 pack), ‘Wooden Pencil Sharpener’ $2ea.
Clockwise from left: ‘Tower in a Box’ timber blocks by Gluckskafer $80, ‘The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ugly Animals’ by Sami Bayly $32.99, ‘Musical rainbow marble toy’ $149, Dinosaur Bingo $24.99, assorted books starting from $14.99, ‘Beeswax Crayons’ by Stockmar $18.60, ‘Wooden Helicoper’ by nic $66.95, ‘Groove Triple Pencils’ by Lyra $26.95 (6 pack), ‘Wooden Pencil Sharpener’ $2ea.

The beauty of heading to the Gallery Shop to pick up some of those Christmas gifts is that you can disguise the chore of Christmas shopping as a fun day out! Tie in a visit to the Gallery whilst you’re there - it is such a stunning space and hosts multiple exhibitions with free entry. And once you’ve got your spot of culture for the day, picked up a couple of unique Christmas gifts, you can then head into the cafe for a coffee or a bite to eat. The cafe, Seraphine, is located under the same roof and offers delicious breakfast, lunch and morning / afternoon tea options.

Clockwise from left: ‘Flat Pate Bowl’ by Henry & Tunks $40ea, ‘Daily Acts of Creativity’ by Amanda O’Bryan $34.99, ‘Petal’ by Adriana Picker $60, ‘Limited Edition Framed Christmas Star Mini Print’ by Apothecary Artist $49.50, ‘Kryptonite and Sky Blue Collection Luscious and Long Earrings’ by Natasha Lenaghan $65, ‘Sterling Sliver, Cultured Pearl & Garnet Earrings’ by Joanne Herbert $110, ‘Golden Parrot Grevillea Brooch’ by Nicole Jakins $130, ‘Ladyvase’ by Teval Guner $79ea.
Clockwise from left: ‘Flat Pate Bowl’ by Henry & Tunks $40ea, ‘Daily Acts of Creativity’ by Amanda O’Bryan $34.99, ‘Petal’ by Adriana Picker $60, ‘Limited Edition Framed Christmas Star Mini Print’ by Apothecary Artist $49.50, ‘Kryptonite and Sky Blue Collection Luscious and Long Earrings’ by Natasha Lenaghan $65, ‘Sterling Sliver, Cultured Pearl & Garnet Earrings’ by Joanne Herbert $110, ‘Golden Parrot Grevillea Brooch’ by Nicole Jakins $130, ‘Ladyvase’ by Teval Guner $79ea.
Clockwise from left: ‘Arnold’ Self Tie Bow Tie by Hank in Chief $66, ‘Dopp Kit’ by Hide and Seeker $95, ‘Glass Case’ by Hide and Seeker $45, ‘Procrastination’ by School of Life $27.95, ‘Travel Cup’ by Henry & Tunks $38, ‘Steel Dough’ by Will Maguire $38.50, Privit, Red Cedar & Walnut ‘Guilloche Box’ by Lindsay Dunn $147, ‘Little One’ by Henry & Tunks $12, timber and sterling silver ‘Pebble Cufflinks’ by Sarah Bourke Jewellery $180.
Clockwise from left: ‘Arnold’ Self Tie Bow Tie by Hank in Chief $66, ‘Dopp Kit’ by Hide and Seeker $95, ‘Glass Case’ by Hide and Seeker $45, ‘Procrastination’ by School of Life $27.95, ‘Travel Cup’ by Henry & Tunks $38, ‘Steel Dough’ by Will Maguire $38.50, Privit, Red Cedar & Walnut ‘Guilloche Box’ by Lindsay Dunn $147, ‘Little One’ by Henry & Tunks $12, timber and sterling silver ‘Pebble Cufflinks’ by Sarah Bourke Jewellery $180.

Hot tip, if you sign up to become a member of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, you will receive 10% off in The Gallery Shop all year round - plus a few other perks such as access to exclusive events and more members only discounts. Free gift wrapping is also available.

So turn your Christmas shopping into a day out this year, all whilst supporting local artists.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320

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