Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Once upon a Time

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Once upon a Time

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Byline: Grafton regionalgallery Jude McBean

A FAIRYTALE Ball will open the gallery's exhibition Fairytale in Fairyland at 6pm next Friday, July 8. Everyone is warmly invited to dress up and express those childhood fantasies from the days you believed in everything. No matter if you come as a fairy, goblin, wizard or witch, the cost is $11 per person pre-paid, $6 pre-paid per Friend of the Gallery member, or $16.50 on the night. Phone 66423177 or email to book.

On this magical evening, the gallery will be transformed into a fairyland of fabulous art by 13 North Coast artists. Katka Adams, Karla Dickens, Bob Connery, Louise Fulton, Dave Funnell, Steven Giese, Jenny Kitchener, Stuart Payne, Rindi Salomon, Cass Samms and Avital Sheffer provide contemporary visual twists in their use of the fairytale set in Australia.

The evening includes live music from Classical Directions, and Matt Dougherty will be our guide through fairyland as the official opener. Refreshments will be served by Georgie's Cafe and a bar will be in operation.

Lindt Research opens

The Search for Identity: the Lindt Research Project exhibition will go on display at Grafton Regional Gallery on Wednesday, July 6. The exhibition is a selection of photographs from the John William Lindt collection presented with the outcomes of the Lindt Research Project.

The public are warmly invited to attend the opening morning tea for the exhibition at 10am on Friday, July 8, as part of NAIDOC Week. RSVP on 66423177.

In the early 1880s, Lindt photographed studio portraits of Aboriginal people. The Lindt Research Project commenced over a year ago, searching for a link between the people in the photographs and people living today. Historian and genealogist Nola Mackey, one of the Clarence Valley's best-known historians, worked with the Lindt Research Group, which includes elders from the Gumbaingirr, Yaegl and Bundjalung nations. …

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