Commences Wednesday 17 October 2018 4pm - 5.30pm for 9 weeks duration for 7 - 12 year olds.
Join art educator Lorina Dufty for an exciting term of art exploration in the Gallery Studio.The aim of program is to develop awareness, knowledge, and gain an understanding of the fundamental components of art making.
Students will use the Elements and Principles of Art to develop their own artworks.
Wednesday dates as follows;
17 Oct - 24 Oct - 31 Oct - 7 Nov - 14 Nov - 21 Nov - 28 Nov - 5 Dec - 12 Dec
Cost is $130 per student with all materials included  BOOK NOW  (NB: fees and charges may be included)

'Nature Drawn' Drawing Workshop with Artist in Residence Jody Graham

Saturday 20 October 10.30am - 1.30pm 

Nature Drawn explores and expands on the creative potential the natural world provides. Drawing and painting tools are created from the wealth of material naturally discarded from nature. Once tools are constructed they will be used to generate unique expressive marks which echo the natural world and any subject chosen.
The workshop will begin with a brief presentation and demonstration from Jody Graham. Individual assistance will be given to help create your own original tools. When tools are made, ink, mud and sap will be used to draw and paint with on paper, allowing you to experience the marks these implements make. When the workshop is completed you will have both drawings and drawing tool keepsakes to take home and reflect on the experience.
All materials will be supplied and morning tea is included in the ticket price.
Please ensure your membership is current before making your booking and payment.
Cost is $25 or $16 for current members of the Friends of the Gallery BOOK NOW  (Please ensure your membership is current before making your booking and payment) (NB: fees and charges may be included)

2018 JADA Exhibition opening and Judges Announcement

Friday 26 October from 6.00pm

Mayor Jim Simmons of Clarence Valley Council will officially open the exhibition and Deborah Taylor will Welcome to Country.
Special guest speaker is Anne Ryan Judge of the 2018 JADA.
Anne is the Curator Drawings, Prints and Watercolours at the Art Gallery New South Wales and will announce the winner of the prize which is sponsored by the Friends of the Gallery (FoGG).
Features delicious Canapes by Irons and Craig with entertainment from Rob and Amy Imeson and a Paybar run by the FoGG.
Cost: $25 General, $20 FoGG 2018-19 Member and $30 Door ticket 
BOOK NOW  
(NB: fees and charges may be included)

Jacaranda Art Crawl

Saturday 3 November from 9.00am

Join us for a tour of some of the Clarence Valley’s best galleries and exhibitions. Enjoy a viewing of the prestigious Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award exhibition with Grafton Regional Gallery Director Niomi Sands and the ever popular Jacaranda Art Exhibition presented by the Grafton Art Club. From Yamba to Grafton and back again this special Jacaranda edition of the Art Crawl is presented by the Clarence Valley Cultural Committee and hosted by Marea Buist, president of the Port of Yamba Historical Society. Get ready for a day packed with laughs, art and adventure. The bus departs 9am from Yamba Museum, River St Yamba and returns at 5pm.
Your Jacaranda Art Crawl Itinerary includes: Yamba Museum, Jabiru Aboriginal Art Gallery, Lawrence Museum, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton Art Club @ The Barn, Grafton Showground, Harwood Hotel Gallery.
For information see the Clarence Valley Culture Facebook page or contact the Grafton regional Gallery on 02 66423177 or email plunge@clarence.nsw.gov.au 
Cost is $28  
BOOK NOW  or purchase from Grafton Regional Gallery or Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba. (NB: fees and charges may be included)

An exclusive event for current Friends of the Gallery members 
An Evening with 2018 JADA Finalist Craig Waddell

Saturday 10 November commencing at 5.00pm in the Courtyard

Craig Waddell was born in Sydney in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School in 1999 and a MFA (Printmaking) at the Chiang Mai University, Thailand 2004.
Waddell’s recent awards include: the 2008 Moya Dyring, Art Gallery of NSW Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; The 2007 Marten Bequest Traveling Art Scholarship; and the 2007 Gunnery studio, Artspace Sydney. He won the Mosman Art Prize in 2010; the previous year he won the Mosman Art Prize Peoples Choice award and was highly commended. He was awarded the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in 2005 and the 2005 Tattersall’s Art Prize for landscape painting. He was also winner of the Paddington Art Prize and the Norville Australian Landscape Prize, both in 2004.
Waddell has been a finalist in the Sulman Prize in 2010, Dobell Drawing Prize in 2007 and 2004, the 2007 Glover Prize for Landscape Painting of Tasmania, the 2006 Archibald Prize, the 2006 Kilgour Prize and the ABN AMRO 2006 Emerging Art Award. He was also included in the Salon Des Refuse 2006 exhibition.
In 2005 he was a Finalist in the Wynne Prize, and in the 2005 Blake Prize for Religious Art. Waddell was highly commended for the Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship in 2003, 2001 and 1999 and the Lloyd Rees Memorial Award 2000. He was the recipient of the Waverley Painting Prize 1999 and the Pat Corrigan Traveling Scholarship in 1998.
Craig has completed residencies in Paris, Thailand, Vietnam and Sydney and has participated in many group shows and is a finalist in the 2018 JADA.
Catering for this event is by Vines @139 and a FoGG paybar will be operating
Program of Events 
5pm Appetizer
6pm Artist talk by Craig Waddell
6.30pm Dinner & Dessert
This is a private dinner organised by the FOGG for financial members 2018/2019.  Please ensure your membership is current before making your booking and payment. 
Cost is $65 per person and bookings are essential, RSVP 6 November BOOK NOW (NB: fees and charges may be included)

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