Author: Peter Marquet

The Greater's Maitland branches become art galleries

Our Rutherford branch manager Peter Marquet says people will have the chance to see some great photography that focuses our attention on the ability of people with a disability at Maitland branches over the coming months. 

For those people who missed the opportunity to see the exhibition of  The Mai-Wel Group's first-ever ‘Capturing Ability’ Photographic Competition at the Maitland Region Art gallery (MRAG), the Greater Building Society is exhibiting the six winning photographs at three of its branches over the coming months.

Exhibition dates

Rutherford Branch (Shops 5T Rutherford Marketplace): until July 5

Maitland Branch (Shop 11, Pender Place Shopping Centre): July 8 to 19

Greenhills Branch (Shop 3 Stockland Greenhills): August 2 to 16

We wanted to give more people the opportunity to see these outstanding works by local community members. We also wanted to do our bit to remind people of the the importance of focusing on the ability of people with a disability as well as the outstanding work done by Maitland based Mai Wel to support people with a disability.

The Greater was a major sponsor of the competition. The winner of the Open Category Tracey Lang won a $1,000 Greater Building Society Savings Account. The winner of the Student Category Kayden Cable won a $500 Greater Building Society Savings Account.

The photos of all 20 finalists can also be seen on Mai Wel’s website. But why not come in to our branches and see the winning entries up close? Everyone is welcome.

Have you been to see the photos or seen them online? Which is your favourite and why? Please share your thoughts below.