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2023 CVIAA opening

Floor Talk

Lois & Rina Genis in conversation with Gallery Curator, Pedram Khosronejad on Saturday 11 May from 2:00 - 3:00pm
During his forty-year career, master lithographer Fred Genis worked in the United States, Europe, and Australia, collaborating with leading artists from around the world. His working life spanned monumental eras in the 20th Century art including the American Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1960s and 1970s New York where he worked with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Willem De Kooning, Sam Francis, John Cage, and James Rosenquist. After moving to Australia in 1979, Genis set up workshops in Sydney and the Northern Rivers, working as a printer, publisher, and teacher for three decades until his retirement in 2007. During this time, Genis worked with generations of Australian artists including John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Tim Storrier, Judy Watson, Guan Wei, Brett Whiteley and many more. A Printer's Proof celebrates the art of lithography, the special bond formed between artist and printer, and the remarkable life and legacy of Fred Genis.
REGISTER HERE for this free event.

Exhibition's Official Opening

Saturday 11 May from 3:00pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions 'A Printer's Proof: The Fred Genis Collection', 'The Mush Room' and 'Doris O'Grady: Mushrooms'. The Friends of the Gallery will run a pay bar and complimentary refreshments will be provided. 
This event is free of charge, however bookings are appreciated for catering. REGISTER HERE

Film Screening & Director's Talk

Follow the Rain: Sunday 8 June from 5:00 - 7:30pm with Stephen Axford and Catherine Marciniak
In one of the wettest years Australia has ever seen, world famous fungi hunters Stephen and Catherine, follow in the path of the rain. They search out the weird and wonderful fungi that emerge and discover why fungi are critical to life as we know it.
Following hugely successful sell-out screenings, don't miss the opportunity to see this incredible film in Grafton, and hear from Director Catherine Marciniak and time-lapse photographer Stephen Axford about the journey of 'Follow the Rain.'
Cost is $15 for the general public, or $12 for current members of the Friends with a complementary drink and refreshments on arrival. REGISTER HERE

Entry is by donation, and the Gallery is pram, wheelchair & mobility aid accessible, for any access or booking enquiries, please contact

Image Credit: 2023 CVIAA Exhibition Official Opening, (detail). Courtesy of Simon Hughes Photography

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