COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT: Penelope Seidler AM and MRAG
I would like to acknowledge the ongoing and generous donation of artworks and support to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery from Penelope Seidler AM, along with the generous gift of her time at the recent Annual Arts Health Fundraiser.
When interviewed eloquently by ABC1233 Newcastle’s Jenny Marchant, Penelope shared from her life experiences in art and architecture across a watershed era in Australia’s cultural development on the world scene.
Married to late renowned architect Harry Seidler, and a consummate architect in her own right, Penelope – now in her 80’s - continues to collect artworks across many mediums.
MRAG engages art to create and extend programs for members of our community living with memory loss, lived mental health experiences, families with sensory processing needs, and others with accessibility requirements through their Art and Dementia Program.
These programs would not be possible without the support of sponsors including Walker Grange Lifestyle Village, Bruce James a.k.a. Cutler Footway, February Design, Bev Holden, The Cunning Culinarian and Donnarch Fine Chocolates.