Events and Public Programs
Join us at the gallery
Grafton Regional Gallery 2017 plunge program
Official Opening and 2017 plunge launch: Friday 31 March from 5pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions, and launch the 2017 plunge arts and culture festival. To be opened and launched by Mayor of the Clarence Valley Jim Simmons.
Live music & canapés.
RSVP required by Thursday 30 March 6642 3177
Clarence Valley Cultural Committee ART CRAWL: Saturday 8 April 9am – 5pm
Join the Clarence Valley Cultural Committee for a bus tour of some of the Clarence Valley’s best galleries. From Grafton to Iluka and back, the Art Crawl will be a day packed with laughs, art and adventure. The bus departs from the Grafton Regional Gallery at 9am and returns at 5pm.
Bookings essential: 6642 3177. Tickets $20 from the Gallery
Plunge Pop Up @ Our Community Halls
Saturday April 8: BRUSHGROVE HALL with KERRIE HOWLAND 2 - 5pm
Saturday April 22: COUTTS CROSSING HALL with PAMELA DENISE 2 - 5pm
This year the plunge pop up hub is taking art out into the smaller regions of the Clarence Valley with the artists in residence from the plunge pop up hub hosting exhibitions in two of our community halls. Make sure you don’t miss these free, social, Saturday afternoons with art, music, food, kids activities and community spirit.
RSVP appreciated: 6642 3177
Mixed Bangers and Sizzling Mallets: A Marimba BBQ: Sunday 9 April 4 - 6pm
Join the Friends of the Grafton Gallery as they present an afternoon of gourmet barbeque and percussive tunes from Adam Wills, the Director of the Clarence Valley Conservatorium, on his marimba. Gourmet sausages will be available for purchase and the Friends will be running a pay bar.
RSVP required: 6642 3177. $10 entry
Mural Art Comes Alive: Kade Valja
Throughout plunge in the Grafton Shoppingworld underground car park.
Local emerging artist Kade Valja will bring his dynamic street art to Grafton Shoppingworld and create a large-scale public mural in the Shoppingworld car park during plunge. Be sure to drop by and see Kade at work as he brings his mural to life!
School Holiday Work & Play Stations
Throughout the school holidays 11 – 22 April
* Make your own floral art with the Beautiful Flowers exhibition as inspiration
* Test your skills in the Behind the Lines card game, developed by political cartoonist Christopher Downes
Photography Workshop with Adam Hourigan
Thursday 20 April 5.30 - 7pm
Join award winning Daily Examiner photographer for an informal workshop and hear how you can turn your regular ideas into ones that attract attentions. What are photo competition judges looking for? What are some simple ways to make the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Bookings essential: 6642 3177