Archer Arcade

25 Nov 2107- 4 Feb 2018

The image credit is Artist: David Archer, Born 1961, Title: Bubbles, 2015, size 1400L X 1300H X 600, Mixed media, coin activated machine.

Archer’s Arcadia, is a collection of animated interactive sculptures, influenced by scenes from carnivals & seasides of the Victorian & Edwardian era infused with a spark of the artist’s playful. humour.

Archer’s Arcadia
Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, all the fun of the fair is here in Maitland as artist, and now impresario, David Archer presents us with the results of his foray into the world of the automata. His glitzy fabrications see art and mechanics combine to animate the inanimate.
In his endeavours artist Archer is seldom found in the typical well-lit studio in cap and smock, but rather, boiler-suited, tinkering deep in the bowels of discarded gadgetry and domestic junk. In a veritable sea of scrapped machinery he searches for that elusive part which he knows will drive his latest imaginings.

Getting to: Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street
Maitland, NSW 2320

Opening Hours

Sunday, Tuesday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00 (Closed every Monday)


The café Seraphine caters to a large number of patrons Tuesday-Sunday 8am-4.30pm as well as for functions in and outside normal art gallery hours.

The menu at Séraphine changes with the seasons, accentuating simple styled good food with fresh seasonal produce.


Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 7.30am to 4.30pm

The Gallery Shop

MRAG’s retail outlet showcases the wares of local, national and international artists and craftspeople as well as objects from the Pacific and the East including Africa and Mexico. The MRAG shop also offers toys and decorative art from international destinations.

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am to 4.45pm

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