Established in the 1960s, Maitland Regional Art Gallery – known affectionately as MRAG – has grown to be one of the state’s largest regional galleries, winning multiple awards for its exhibitions, design, architecture and heritage.
Each year, MRAG shares thousands of artworks across 25 exhibitions. The building itself is as much a part of the experience as the works on display, offering an impressive diversity of gallery spaces in addition to a gift shop and cafe.
The MRAG collection has grown to include more than 6,000 items spanning design, art and artefacts. Largely focused on works on paper, the collection additionally includes paintings, ceramics, sculpture and digital media by renowned Australian artists such as Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Fiona Hall, Judy Watson, Gloria Petyarre, Nell, Shaun Gladwell, Dr Christian Thompson, William Kentridge and Destiny Deacon. You can explore the MRAG Collection online and through curated exhibitions onsite and on tour.
The Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship for Young Achievers in the Visual Arts is a biannual scholarship that was established to support emerging artists 30 years old or younger from the Lower Hunter. The award allows recipients to undertake a program of professional development in an international context.
• Free guided tours
• Gallery shop
• Historic building
• Onsite parking
• Wheelchair access
• Workshops and classes