Mudgee is a destination of many surprises. Apart from fine wines, great food, incredible adventures, did you know Mudgee is also a haven for art enthusiasts? With a number of galleries in the region doing exhibits and displays throughout the year.
In November of 2021, Mudgee Art Precint opened. Comprising of brand new, state-of-the-art gallery spaces, it displays predominantly contemporary art with a connection to the Mid-Western region. It also houses Mudgee Region Tourism and a cafe. Open seven days. The latest exhibition of photographs by Linda Jackson AO Retreat, Regeneration, Reflection opened last 22 January, following the success of the gallery’s inaugural exhibition Stories from Homedale by renowned contemporary landscape artist, Guido (Guy) Maestri.
Titled Linda Jackson: Retreat, Regeneration, Reflection, the exhibition documents a year of photography after the 2019/2020 Black Summer Bushfires that burnt through Jackson’s Clandulla property.
This exhibition recounts a year that was difficult for many in our community, particularly those affected by the crippling drought, subsequent bushfires and later COVID lockdowns. During this time, Jackson was able to retreat and capture almost daily photographs to detail the landscape and its gradual and inevitable recovery in the wake of the fires.
Another contemporary art gallery to visit is Studio 59 Art Gallery. Set in the heart of the vineyards of 791 Estate and Cellar Door. You can also schedule a private viewing at the Studio 59 Art Gallery with Elle.
The gallery at 791 estate is open to the public. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Mudgee, NSW also has an aboriginal gallery, The Guluu Gallery.
Locally owned and operated by an Aboriginal family. They primarily stock local Wiradjuri artists and makers work. They have paintings, sculptures, cultural artefacts and a range of local and environmentally sustainable Aboriginal gifts, cards and books.
Peter Swain, is an Aboriginal Elder of the Dabee Wiradjuri Country in the Central West of NSW. For the past ten years, Peter has travelled across NSW as a Cultural Educator. Hes passionate about sharing Aboriginal Art and Culture.
And if you want to have a hand and dabble your hands in creating beautiful art pieces visit Art by You.
Led by Felicity Cavanough, a multi award winning Artist who makes easy to follow Creative classes for beginners of all ages.
A paint and sip class with Art by You is more than a night out with drinks, you go home with new skills to last a lifetime, memorable moments to treasure and an artwork that you want to hang on your wall. After school classes provide much needed creative time out for local children and supplies opportunities to learn new Art techniques uniquely available at Art by You.
Learn drawing, arm knitting, macrame, mosaics, painting, collage, printing, wreath making, sculpting, clay, concrete moulding, fabric dying and experience many more Art and Craft classes at gorgeous locations around Mudgee Region and online with an all-inclusive kit.