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.

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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Artist Denise Duffy (www.deniseduffy.com.au/) 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.

Bin Creative - Maitland Libraries 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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Looking to the natural environment as inspiration and keeping in theme with fun, bright and energetic art, the design reveals blue skies, gum trees and cheeky cockatoos which are often observed in numbers around Thornton. Paint Pens were used for their vibrant colours relating a pop art style theme.

Welcome to Maitland, Trevor Dickinson (2016)

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. The mural incorporates a number of iconic Maitland images from his recent exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

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Keo Match Mural - Art and Stencil (2015)

A little splash and quite a bit of stencilling, this piece is an eye catching piece of visually contrasting fun tucked away off the footpath. The work proudly displays some of the strong heritage aspects of Maitland, in a modern way.

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Art by Stealth (2013)

Art by Stealth transforms the day to day objects on the streets. Artists have put their stamp on objects around Central Maitland in quirky and creative ways.

Anna Buston - Soldal - Paste ups

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Anna Buxton - Soldal - Paste ups

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Mark Aylward - Magpies paste up

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Mark Aylward - Magpies paste up

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Pencil Girl - Paste ups

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Mike Watt, Keo Match and Sindy Sinn - Paper Rock Scissors