Mudgee Arts Precinct

Mudgee Arts Precinct is a state-of-the-art purpose built gallery, providing a collaborative and accessible space, bringing together artists and the community. The Precinct was officially opened in November 2021. 

Mudgee Arts Precinct Portrait Prize

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Mudgee Arts Precinct is calling for entries for its inaugural Portrait Prize which will take place from 16 December 2022 - 12 March 2023. MAP Portrait Prize is open to submissions in all media to artists at any level of their artistic practice from beginners right through to arts professionals encouraged to enter.

There are several prizes to be won, including the Gora and Ellie Singh Mann Best Portrait from the Mid-Western Region, the Best Overall Portrait Prize, the Best Emerging Portrait Prize and the People’s Choice Award.

Artists are invited to submit up to five artworks towards this exhibition. They can be in any medium of their choosing and in as many categories as they wish but all works must be delivered exhibition-ready! Exhibitions are open now and close Friday, 18 November at 5pm.

More information 

Group Exhibition: Ngayirr Ngurambang: Sacred Country

23 September - 11 December

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Curated by Mudgee Wiradjuri woman Aleshia Lonsdale this exhibition featuring a group of First Nations and non-First Nations contemporary artists, celebrates the importance of place, Country and story through creative artworks, addressing cultural, environmental, historical and social values that make up the water cultures of the Goulburn River and The Drip Gorge.

Situated 30 minutes north of Mudgee, locally referred to simply as The Drip, The Drip Gorge is an area that has been treasured by generations of people living and visiting the Mid-Western Region. Visitors to the site are awed by picturesque bushland, soaring sandstone escarpments cradling the sandy river bed, and the abundant native plants and wildlife that The Drip Gorge supports.  An ideal place for bushwalking, picnics, swimming and escape, The Drip is a natural wonderland carved over thousands of years by the Goulburn River and the dripping water that seeps through the layers of sandstone.

Exhibiting artists in this group exhibition include:
Irene Ridgeway, Wiradjuri, NSW
Teresa Yasserie, Wiradjuri, NSW
Kim V. Goldsmith
Jamie-Lea Trindall, Wiradjuri NSW
Fiona MacDonald
Fleur MacDonald
Genevieve Carroll
Harrie Fasher
Jason Wing, Biripi NSW & Maddie Gibbs, Barkindji NSW
Sam Paine
Vera Hong & Craig Bender
Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council

Bookings and hire

Mudgee Arts Precinct features a modern regional gallery and cultural centre.  A community gallery and seminar space is available to hire.

Please note: the Community Gallery is for arts and cultural purposes only.


Educational resources

Mudgee Arts Precinct develops resources and educational activities for each exhibition. Aimed at introducing new ideas, these activities will inspire, enrich and promote creative experimentation for all ages.

Anna-Wili Highfield 'Mating Dance' Activity Sheets

Click below to download Mudgee Arts Precinct's activity sheets for Anna-Wili Highfield's Mating Dance exhibition.

Anna-Wili Highfield Exhibition Activities(PDF, 389KB)

At Home Art Activity Sheets

Below are downloadable activities suited to all ages. Keep it simple for our littlest creatives and follow the activities directly or be more inventive and use these as a guide to inspire something more imaginative.

Everyday Object Tracing(PDF, 265KB)

Found Object Colour Wheel(PDF, 223KB)

Surrealist Drawing Game(PDF, 269KB)

Hand Trace 3D Illusion(PDF, 532KB)

Create your own Paper Cactus Garden(PDF, 349KB)