Jacaranda Festival Artist Dani Gorogo
A survey exhibition of local artist Dani Gorogo's works
The Gallery proudly presents a collection of Danielle (Dani) Gorogo's works showcasing her entire artistic career that celbrate the local region as seen through the eyes of a proud Bundjalung woman.
Dani has also created limited edition prints that are available to purchase from both The Gallery and Jacaranda Festival Stores.
The exhibition will be accompanied by rarely seen historical footage of previous festivals which will be shown in the Courtyard Room, courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.
CHILDREN DANCE `NEATH FAMOUS JACARANDAS (1936)
Newsreel item from 1936 about children dancing around maypoles beneath an avenue of jacaranda trees in Grafton, N.S.W. as part of the Jacaranda Festival.
JACARANDA FESTIVAL (1949)
Scenes of Grafton's Jacaranda Festival including the street procession, featuring founder Bill Chataway, otherwise known as Jacaranda Bill.
JACARANDA FESTIVAL: A WHOLE TOWN DANCES (1950)
The whole town of Grafton, in northern New South Wales, is out dancing in the streets and parks for the annual Jacaranda Festival. Jacaranda trees throughout the town are in bloom.
WHOLE TOWN DANCES: GRAFTON JACARANDA FESTIVAL (1955)
Newsreel item from 1955 about the twenty first Jacaranda Festival at Grafton in New South Wales. The flowering Jacaranda trees are focused on and then hundreds of people are shown dancing in parks and streets. There are close-up shots of elderly men and women, and of young girls, dancing the 'Hokey Pokey'.
CITY CELEBRATES JACARANDA FESTIVAL: GRAFTON (1960)
Newsreel item from 1960 showing some highlights from the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton.
On view from Saturday 15 October to Sunday13 November 2022.
Top: Islands of Breimba, (detail). Courtesy of the Artist.
Homepage tile: Strands of Knowledge, (detail). Courtesy of the Artist.
Slider: Parched Earth, (detail). Courtesy of the Artist.
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