Wandering around Central Maitland you will find street art in many forms. The works can be found on walls, poles and fences all over the city. Some only appear for a short amount of time, so be sure to keep your eye out for art popping up in unusual places.

Clouds Gathering

Along with the modern finishes at The Riverlink, a public art piece by Newcastle artist Braddon Snape has been installed to complete the space. The installation, titled ‘Clouds Gathering’, represents Central Maitland’s relationship with water and the river.

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Creatures on the Wall

Artist Nina Katzmarski’s paste up creatures and plants was funded through Place Activation’s Creative Streets grants in 2019. Designed to create an environment that would inspire, delight and engage the general public, the whimsical theme makes it very easy to forget that the artworks are on the walls of a public toilet. Located at Turner Rest Park, Church Street in Central Maitland ‘Creatures on the Wall’ is a friendly, whimsical surprise for passersby.

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Bourke Street Link Mural - The Levee

Artist Patricia Van Lubeck from Studio Amsterdam finished her mural at the Bourke Street Link titled ‘The New One’ in October 2018.

The work represents the welcoming community of Maitland and aims to capture the special moment when a newcomer arrives to the city. The idea is that The New One does not have to wait long before he or she is made comfortable and included within a diverse community. The trees in the work symbolise how we are all different yet similar, and we are stronger together than we are apart.
The install of the mural is part of The Levee’s #goingglobal theme supported by Council’s Place Activation program.

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Shed the Light V2

Artist Denise Duffy completed these colourful recycled plastic public lighting chandeliers for the Riverlights Festival in October 2018.
The work was inspired by Polish folk art Pajaki which are colourful hangings, and Denise’s interpretation using recycled plastic created a wonderful installation along the riverwalk in Maitland.

The install of the mural is part of The Levee’s #goingglobal theme supported by Council’s Place Activation program.

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Bin Creative - Maitland Libraries

In 2016 Maitland’s four libraries (Central Maitland, East Maitland, Rutherford and Thornton) had their book return bins transformed with colourful and unique designs from local artists. Explore these colourful and unique designs.

The work takes inspiration from a previous collaborative artwork called ‘Maitland Includes you’ which depicts High Street, Maitland River and the Belmore bridge into Lorn. The design uses a mix of pastel colours and vibrant hues with bold brush strokes, fluid drips and angular shapes to contrast against the organic form of the Hunter River.

Artists: Pertriece Brown, Sal Thompson and Samantha O’Grady, part of Mai Wel’s Arts4All program and Artists: Shane Kennedy and Lachy Myall, Up & Up.

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Welcome to Maitland, Trevor Dickinson

At the entrance to Central Maitland, right next to the train station, you kind find the eye catching and enormous paste up by Trevor Dickinson. Completed in 2016 the mural incorporates a number of iconic Maitland images from his recent exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

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