Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Small but Desirable Works; Grab a Bargain and Help Support the 2016 JADA

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Small but Desirable Works; Grab a Bargain and Help Support the 2016 JADA

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Byline: Jude McBean Director Grafton Regional Gallery

SMALL, highly desirable works have been donated by well-known local, regional and national artists to the gallery's biennial fund raising exhibition enticingly presented in Prentice House West.

The works presented utilise various mediums such as carved timber, Perspex sculpture, ceramics, prints and paintings.

All works in the exhibition can be bought through a silent auction running throughout the exhibition period and culminating with a final bidding event/auction from 11am Saturday, March 12, with local auctioneer Matt Dougherty.

The artists have kindly donated their works to help raising funds for the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).

Arty opening

Four glittering exhibitions open at the Grafton Regional Gallery next week at 5.30pm Friday, February 12. Everyone is invited to our first opening of the year to celebrate the activities of female artists in the past and present.

This arty affair is headlined by artist Wendy Sharpe. Wendy will present a floor talk as part of the opening. The Friends are running a pay bar and complimentary nibbles are on offer at this free event. Bookings are appreciated for catering purposes on 6642 3177 and don't forget to wear your jewellery.

The title of the first exhibition describes it well. Photography meets Feminism: Australian woman photographers 1970s-80s. The photographs, from the Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne, were taken in the heady days of the '70s and '80s, the last decades before the arrival of the internet.

Our exhibition in the Loft Gallery presents some of the sparkling jewels of collections in the Clarence Valley. These precious items from the mid 19th century to the present reveal many facets of the history of our region and the art of jewellery. Two exhibitions of work by female artists from our collection open, one at the gallery and one at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre.

The exhibitions celebrating women artists are being held to coincide with March 8, International Women's Day.

Call to mural artists

Artists who are interested in painting the large external wall in the gallery's car park are invited to submit an expression of interest. Two opportunities are on offer this year, one in May and one in September.

Young artists who would like to work with an older artist are particularly encouraged to apply. Groups of artists are also invited to submit an application. Details are on the gallery's website. …

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