Maitland Regional Art Gallery, or MRAG for short as locals passionately call it, is a community driven public gallery where everyone is always welcome and entry is free.
Steeped in history, the federation gothic building housing MRAG is an awe inspiring example of early 1900’s architecture renowned for its structural features which are of state-wide significance. Originally the Maitland Technical College opened in 1910, the building has been re-invigorated by an award winning extension, expanding the gallery from three gallery spaces to the spacious gallery people know and love today.
MRAG is home to an impressive collection of more than 6,000 works, with a focus on work made with, about or on paper. Each year the gallery shows thousands of artworks and creates hundreds of learning activities across 25 exhibitions which are available for everyone to enjoy. The gallery is often buzzing with visitors enjoying Seraphine Café which slots seamlessly into its artistic home or exploring the Gallery Shop which stocks beautiful, quirky and locally crafted artisan products.
Whether you are an art lover or have never visited a gallery in your life, MRAG is a place for everyone.