Passchendaele – Photography and the Moving Image in Battle

14 Oct 2017 -28 January 2018

Frank Hurley
Four Australian troops walking over duckboards in the waterlogged fields
October 1917
digital reproduction
from the Australian War Memorial

The exhibition Passchendaele – Photography and the Moving Image in Battle is part of a number of activities being organised by a group of Maitland based organisations with a focus on local connections to Passchendaele and as a way to invite Maitland community participation in remembering World War I.

Many men from Maitland and the surrounding localities participated in Passchendaele, as did ‘Maitland’s Own’, the 34th Battalion. Both these facts provide anchors for the planned activities, and each of the activities and events has a different specific purpose.
The MRAG exhibition aims to focus on photography and World War I, especially photographs of the Battle of Passchendaele and specifically those taken by Frank Hurley. Including in the exhibition at MRAG will be the film In Flanders Fields which is on loan from the Australian War Memorial as well as studio portraits of local residents who served at Passchendaele.

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

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Stay in touch


Our latest e-news is packed with news, events, and exhibition info.