Local artist Nicola Hensel producing the large-scale en plein air drawing Mangrove, Kooragang, NSW, 2014. Ash Island. Image courtesy of Belinda Howden
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UPRIVER DOWNRIVER: New exhibition opens at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

The creative spirit of the Hunter region will take centre stage at Maitland Regional Art Gallery their latest exhibition, Upriver Downriver, opens later this week.

Featuring the works of over 50 talented artists, Upriver Downriver celebrates the profound influence of the Hunter River on the region’s artistic community.

From established award-winning artists to emerging creatives, the exhibition showcases the diverse and vibrant art scene that thrives along the banks of this iconic river.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of works, including pieces from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery collection and specially commissioned creations by local artists Graeme Wilson and Bronte Naylor.

“This major exhibition will take over all our gallery spaces, filling the building to the brim with Hunter-based talent,” Gallery Director, Gerry Bobsien said.

“It’s an extraordinary exhibition that demonstrates not only the artistic strength of the region, but also how artists in this community are intertwined and connected, both geographically and creatively.”

The Upriver Downriver exhibition will launch on Friday, 23 June. Entry is free. For more information visit mrag.org.au.