Just a few steps along Dean Street from Atura Albury’s front doors is one of the most exciting developments in the Australian art scene. Murray Art Museum Albury – MAMA – is exciting -Brazen – Beautiful – Controversial – Loud!

Reimagining what an art gallery can be, MAMA Albury is so much more than a showcase of art.  It is an all-encompassing contemporary art experience balancing international touring exhibitions with deep connections to the surrounding region and its thriving cultural identity.  Bold, vibrant and alive, MAMA focuses strongly on innovative, self-curated exhibitions and features a stunning 24-hour ‘art skin’, interactive workshops and an immersive cultural experiences.

Located in two iconic Albury buildings with dual frontage on the main street and onto QEII Square, MAMA is part of a unique creative cultural hub which includes the Albury Entertainment Centre and the award-winning Albury Library Museum which features state-of-the-art technology, engaging interactive exhibitions as well as reading and research resources. Designed by nationally renowned architects Ashton Ragatt McDougall, the facility is Australia’s first library and museum under one roof.

SEE AT MAMA:

With an ultimate aim to stimulate your senses and challenge your mind, MAMA puts you in the picture with their evolving curation of the very best international, Indigenous and local exhibitions.

Enriching the experience of their exhibition schedule is key and MAMA does this by providing the opportunity to engage with debate and current ideas through the perspectives of artists, curators, professionals and key cultural commentators via their programme of workshops and events.

Showing now at MAMA:

  • SPEED The Fast and The Curious: MAMA is putting cars and transport in the picture. See how local, national and international contemporary artists have interpreted fast moving machines across painting, sculpture, photography and more. From Albury’s long tradition of motorised innovation to the future of car culture, the exhibition SPEED and its action-packed side-program, Festival of Fast, offer an exhilarating ride of art, fun and games.

EAT AT MAMA: Canvas Eatery by Tim Tehan 

Former Holbrook Farm boy Tim Tehan takes a bite of MAMA’s cafe has returned to take up residence at MAMA with his newest restaurant offering, Canvas Eatery. A modern, airy and light-filled dining space opening onto n outdoor terrace overlooking the QEII green space. The food offering emphasizes seasonality and fresh ingredients and is paired with a sophisticated wine list and boutique beers.

SHOP AT MAMA:

A haven for shoppers with a cultural bias, Albury Art Gallery’s retail space features a curated collection of bespoke designed homewares, independently designed and handmade gifts, jewellery, art and more with a focus on Australian made products.

The educational toys, unique gifts, creativity kits, books, jewellery, glassware and ceramics and merchandise are designed to support and promote MAMA’s collection and constantly evolving exhibition program.  Not only does ‘ShopMAMA’  offer a new shopping experience right in the heart of Dean St, it is also an important commercial outlet for local artists, artisans and designers.

It’s colour. It’s light. It’s sound. MAMA’s out-of-the-box and forward thinking team have taken the art they like and thrown away the rest to deliver you an art gallery experience quite unlike anything else.

MAMA – Murray Art Museum Albury

546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Thursdays 10am – 7pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 10am – 4pm

Visit their website for more information including the current line up of exhibitions.

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