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Maitland Regional Art Gallery

About the Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) forms part of the premier cultural institutions of the mid-North coast and Hunter Valley regions. It stands on the lands of the Wonnarua people, and in a transformed historic building dating back to 1830. The Gallery opened it’s doors in 2003, and boasts numerous exhibition spaces dedicated to providing outstanding arts and cultural experiences for audiences of all ages. Audiences can expect significant exhibitions touring from across NSW and Australia, or curated to highlight the Gallery’s collection, complimented by dynamic programs and events for audiences of all ages.

Collection Strengths

The MRAG Collection includes more than 6000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and limited edition prints. Within the collection are unique works by renowned Australian artists including Margaret Olley, Brett Whiteley, Sidney Nolan, Lloyd Rees, Nell, Euan Macleod, Suzanne Archer, Fiona Hall, Adrian Lockhart, Judy Watson, Gloria Petyarre and John Olsen, international artists including William Kentridge, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and items of local significance, such as memorabilia relating to ‘Maitland wonder’ Les Darcy.

Programming Strengths

MRAG offers ongoing public programs curated to bring each of our exhibitions to life, and connect audiences of all ages with art and ideas. Flagship programs include Free Art Sunday for children and families, generously supported by Education Patron Clever Patch, and Art and Dementia Community Days, as part of our Arts Health focus. During the school term, students can enjoy tours and workshops, while the school holidays offers families and teens a chance to try artist led labs.

Exhibition Spaces

MRAG boasts six exhibitions spaces, and includes a seasonal roster of exhibitions on tour from across NSW and Australia, as well as shows curated specifically to highlight MRAG collections, and showcase local talent. The seasonal exhibition schedule is complimented by Art Trails and Code Breakers to get young visitors connecting with art.

Visit the Gallery



230 High Street
Maitland NSW 2320


02 4934 9539



  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Carpark
  • Giftshop
  • Café/Restaurant
  • Conference facilites
  • Wheelchair available for use
  • Baby change table