30 Years of Collecting: The First Decade
This is the first in a series of three exhibitions to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Grafton Regional Gallery.
This is the first in a series of three exhibitions to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Grafton Regional Gallery which opened in March 1988. Each exhibition presents a selection from the three decades of the developing the nationally recognised and regionally significant collection.
The First 10 Years presents a selection from the collections gifted to the gallery when it was established in early 1988, the O’Grady and Jacaranda Art Society collections, and the collections that began in 1988 - the Regional and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.
The development of the collection in the first ten years was made possible through the support of the Grafton City Council (1857 – 2004), Jacaranda Art Society (1961 – 1992), Friends of the Gallery (since 1992), Arts NSW (now Create NSW) and individual supporters.
Image credit: Gladys O'Grady Regent Bower Birds