About the Gallery and staff
The Grafton Regional Gallery is a source of of community inspiration, delivering a vibrant and innovative program of exhibitions, events, workshops and outreach education. The Gallery enriches your well-being, gets you involved, is visionary, unexpected and amazing in every way.
The Gallery was established in 1988 as a place of arts awareness, education and support for arts practitioners. It has evolved to play an important role in building community resilience, reflecting our sense of place and telling local stories through the visual arts. As is typical of many regional galleries, the Gallery has undergone several stages of restoration and redevelopment on its current site over three decades.
During 2005 Clarence Valley Council purchased land immediately adjacent to the Gallery and the journey of planning and funding an expanded GRG began. In mid-2018 the Gallery was awarded $7.6 million in funding support from the NSW Government to complete planned physical infrastructure expansion and internal fit-out works which will expand on-site space and deliver a reconfigured floor plan aligned with contemporary gallery needs and visitor expectations.
The Main Gallery and Courtyard are currently closed while renovations and refurbishment take place. Prentice House is open seven days per week between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
|Gallery Director:||Niomi Sands|
|Development Officers:||Sarah Nash and Rochelle Summerfield (Nardia Hill, Maternity Leave)|
|Administration Officer:||Avron Thompson|
|Exhibition Assistants:||Cass Samms, Maggie McDade, Jane Taylor and James Bowles-Leeson|
|Public Programs Assistants:||Melaine Dougherty and Marie Starr|
|Tourism Officers:||Joana Olah, Jo Harding and Lauren Martin|
Proudly supported by The Friends of the Gallery (FoGG) and The Gallery Foundation, the Gallery is a Clarence Valley Cultural Facility.
Image credit: Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowhsip announcement event in the Gallery Courtyard, December 2019