Lionel’s Place - Lionel Lindsay from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection

National Exhibition Register

  • Syrian Goat & Rhododendrons
    Lionel Lindsay Syrian Goat & Rhododendrons, 1933
    Wood engraving, printed in black ink on paper.
    17 x 15.3cm
    Image Credit
    Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection. Donated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Max and Nola Tegel in 2016

About the exhibition

Lionel’s Place is a touring exhibition presented by Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) of Lionel Lindsay works on paper from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection. Available from June 2020 to December 2023.

Lionel’s Place consists of 136 art works and features Lionel Lindsay’s finest etchings, wood engravings and watercolours. The works on paper are rich in visual texture, and depict scenes from abroad and closer to home, exotic and domestic animals and birds, and the lushness of gardens and floral abundance and portraiture.

This exhibition also includes three finely carved woodblocks and the prints made from those blocks, plus three objects used by Lionel Lindsay as subject matter in his still life depictions.

The exhibition is accompanied by support material including:

• Exhibition Catalogue - an eighty page colour catalogue, which includes an essay on Lionel Lindsay’s life and work by historian, academic and Lionel Lindsay specialist Joanna Mendelssohn,

• Lionel’s Place Storybook - a fifty four page colour storybook which introduces a younger audience to the artwork of Lionel Lindsay.

• Artcards - twelve ‘See-Make-Do-TakeHome’ cards providing an educational resource that relate directly to the artworks in the exhibition and prompt activities that can be completed within the gallery space or at home.

• Mobile App - a downloadable Mobile App which enables exhibition visitors to discover more about selected works in the exhibition.

• Discovery Bags – ten bespoke tote bags designed by an art therapist. The bags include sensory objects and instruction booklet that assist visitors to engage further with the exhibition using all senses. Can be used for general visitation but also designed to extend the engagement by art and dementia program participants and people with specific sensory needs.

• Templates for exhibition signage, floor list, invitation, media release.

Public program opportunities could include: printmaking workshops lead by local printmaking educators, storytime sessions, Lionel Lindsay lecture by catalogue essay writer Joanna Mendelssohn, (dependent upon personal availability and expenses being covered).

Artists and Curator

Cheryl Farrell. Collection Management Curator, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Lionel Lindsay

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
08/06/2020 - 31/12/2023
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
$3,000 (exc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Exhibition Tour Manual, Invitations or Invitation Template, Media Kit, Mobile Phone App
Other materials
Storybook Art Cards (Education resource), 10 x Discovery Bags (Sensory resource), Floor list Template Gift Card box set (retail)
Primary contact
Cheryl Farrell
Collection Management Curator, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
02 49349859
Secondary contact
Kim Blunt
Senoir Curator, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Supported by Maitland City Council