Grafton Regional Gallery is situated in the heritage precinct of Grafton and is a cultural hub for the Clarence Valley. As a significant cultural institution of the North Coast, the gallery delivers an annual program of exhibitions, events and education programs, tourism and museum services. The historic Prentice House is surrounded by a cottage garden, attracting visitors who wish to enjoy arts and culture in a tranquil environment.
The gallery was established in 1988 with a donation from the Jacaranda Art Society. The Grafton Regional Gallery Collection formed in 1988, and now holds more than 3,000 works. It includes works that celebrate the Clarence Valley region, with the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award and Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award providing a focus on excellence in contemporary drawing and local Indigenous stories. The collection holds significant representations of artwork by Doris and Gladys O’Grady, John William Lindt and Ken Done.
Grafton Regional Gallery is currently expanding as part of the Create NSW Regional Cultural Fund. The gallery plans to reopen to the public in early 2021. The new facility will allow the gallery to care for the community’s significant art collections and ensure that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
The gallery is supported by the Friends of Grafton Gallery and the Gallery Foundation, which fundraise to assist the gallery’s exhibition and creative experience programs and to develop a significant art collection for the Clarence Valley.
- Children’s art making stations
- Gallery shop
- Historic building
- Onsite parking
- Tours by appointment and gold coin donation
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops & classes