Friends of Grafton Gallery Inc. (FoGG)

The Gallery is supported by the Friends of the Gallery, an active community organisation that's the major sponsor of the JADA.

2021 FOGG Soup Day

Our Gallery is your gallery, and our Friends are your friends

Joining the Friends (FoGG) is a great way to meet new people, participate in the vibrant arts scene of the Clarence Valley and support the Grafton Regional Gallery. The Friends has a long standing history of supporting visual arts in our community. From the foundation of the Jacaranda Art Society, the Friends of Grafton Regional Gallery formed in 1992. This active community group has gone from strength to strength since then and is the major sponsor of the nationally recognised Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Each year the Friends present an exciting program of events to fundraise for the JADA and support the Gallery. 

Becoming a Friend enables you to enjoy a range of benefits and is a great way to meet new people, participate in the vibrant arts scene of the Clarence Valley and support the Gallery. Annual Membership is from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 and is open to all persons for an annual subscription fee which gives you a wide range of benefits to enjoy. Join or renew your membership here

Save the date for events in 2023

Preview Dinner with 2022 JADA Winner; artist Catherine O'Donnell to celebrate the opening of her exhibition Beyond the Shadow ~ Friday 10 February
The Annual Winter Solstice Soup Day ~ Sunday 18 June

Monthly Morning Teas in the Gallery Courtyard

Dates for 2023 are: 15 February I 15 March I 17 May I 21 June I 19 July
Featuring guest speakers across the year, the Friends invite everyone in the Clarence Valley to come along to hear inspirational speakers, and take part in the occasional interactive workshop! Meeting in the Courtyard. Full café facilities are available for individual purchase choices at Rubony's Café.

Follow the Friends on, or Visit the Friends website.

Whose on the commitee?

President: Heather Brown
Vice President: Lyn Harris
Secretary: Melaine Dougherty
Assistant Secretary: Helen Huxley
Treasurer: Mark Thompson
Assistant Treasurer: Mary McCrohon
Public Officer: Mark Thompson
Membership Officer: Mary McCrohon
Publicity Officer: Camellia Flanagan
Legal Officer: Andrew Zingler
Social Media Officer: Stephanie Haines
Corporate Membership Officer:      Chris Lynch
Committee Members: Fran McHugh, James Moloney and Mark Blackadder

Friends of the Gallery Inc. has charitable Institution status and is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. All donations and gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

Image credit: FoGG Soup Day, 2021.

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