Golden Era: Grafton Art Club
An exhibition of vibrant paintings and drawings by members of the Grafton Art Club which has been supporting creativity in the Clarence Valley since 1967.
Golden Era is an exhibition of vibrant recent artworks by members of our local Grafton Art Club. This exhibition showcases the creative talent of our local artists with a selection of art works in different forms including painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The Grafton Art Club has been supporting creativity in the Clarence Valley since 1967.
The club began as an offshoot of the Grafton Technical College’s Art Classes in the 1960’s. In 1967 students at the time started up the club because some of them had attended an inspirational course in Lismore organised by the Lismore Art Club. It was then decided by the students that it would be of great benefit to the Clarence Valley community to form a Club of their own in Grafton.
Early exhibitions were held wherever there were available premises - the CWA Rooms, the Bowling Club, the Council Boulevard Room, the Church of Christ Church Hall, Auswald Motors, Grafton Services Club, Karsales Corner, Shopping World, Coles Mall and the Civic Centre.
This year the Grafton Art Club held its 50th Annual Jacaranda Art Exhibition in conjunction with Grafton’s internationally renowned Jacaranda Festival. The Club holds a regular series of workshops in watercolour, life drawing, sculpture and oil painting presented by our local artists. The workshops include programs for youth and people with disability facilitated by artist Rhondella Hyde. Throughout the year members can participate in a series of exhibitions throughout the valley along with workshops by local and visiting tutors.
Image Credit: Coral Eastwood Kata Juta Sunset