About Us

About the Gallery and staff

2021 courtyard

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.

The refurbished and extended gallery was officially opened on Friday 19 March 2021, providing an expanded on-site space and delivering a reconfigured floor plan aligned with contemporary gallery needs and visitor expectations.

To contact the Gallery please phone 02 6641 7302 or email gallery@clarence.nsw.gov.au


Gallery Director: Niomi Sands
Development Officers: Sarah Nash and Angela Lagos-Jay
Exhibitions and Collections Officer: Caity Reynolds
Administration Officer: Avron Thompson
Exhibition Assistants: Cass Samms, Chloe Waters, Danny Lloyden, Juan Cosgayon, and Maggie McDade
Tourism Officers: Joana Olah, Jo Harding, Carrie Riessen and Jacqui McLeod

Proudly supported by The Friends of the Gallery (FoGG) and The Gallery Foundation, the Gallery is a Clarence Valley Cultural Facility.

Image credit: The refurbished Gallery Courtyard, March 2021.

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158 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460


Closed Monday

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Public Holidays may differ

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