A Short Herstory of Art
Thursday 27 February at 6pm
Public Programs Officer and art historian Anthea da Silva will present “A Short Herstory of Art” illuminating fascinating elements of the untold history of female artists, with complimentary refreshments and McWilliam’s wines.
Meet the Artists
Saturday 14 March at 11am
Meet the Artists of Each for Equal: Sophie Chauncey, Veronica Collins, Linzie Ellis, Pam Kent, Sarah McEwan, Janine Murphy, Anthea da Silva, Lisa Taliano, Diane Tarr, and Kerri Weymouth. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ideas and inspirations behind the artworks in the exhibition. Complimentary morning tea provided.
Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm
Relaxed Life Drawing sessions are for beginners, lapsed resumers & passionate regulars keen to energise & enliven their arts practice. Please come early to set up your spot - we start on the dot at 6pm! Includes vino & nibbles. Dates - 12 February, 19 February, 26 February, 4 March, 11 March & 18 March $20 each week or pay up front and save - 6 weeks for $100
Each for Equal: IWD Special Exhibition
Friday 21 February - Sunday 29 March
Each for Equal is the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) theme. While 51 per cent of visual artists today are women, when it comes to exhibitions and gallery representation, 78 per cent of galleries represent more men than women, and in the major galleries less than 30% of artists represented, are women. In the spirit of Each for Equal, Griffith Regional Art Gallery is curating an exhibition celebrating leading female artists from across the Region.
Friday 3 April – Sunday 10 May
ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.
Ken Done: Painting You Probably Haven’t Seen
Friday 15 May – Sunday 14 June
This major exhibition of twenty-first century paintings by Ken Done, brings together a selection of recent and mostly-unseen works from one of Australia's best known artists. The exhibition is a brilliant and unique body of work from an artist at the peak of his lifelong practice.
National Photography Portrait Prize 2020
Friday 19 June - Sunday 2 August
The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The annual prize is the Portrait Gallery’s most popular exhibition, promoting the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by Australian photographers.
Yarruwala Wiradjuri! CULTURE – COUNTRY - COMMUNITY
Friday 7 August – Sunday 6 September
This exhibition is part of the Yarruwala! (mighty, very strong) Wiradjuri Cultural Festival. This festival aims to celebrate and promote the cultural strength, resilience and achievements of the traditional owners of Griffith and the Western Riverina. The exhibition will showcase the talents and diverse creative practices of leading Wiradjuri artists, using traditional and contemporary techniques, but all grounded in respect for CULTURE, connection to COUNTRY, and uniting COMMUNITY.
Eugenia Lim: The Ambassador
Friday 11 September - Sunday 18 October
The Ambassador brings together Australian artist Eugenia Lim’s most recent body of work. In this three-part project, Lim transforms herself into the Ambassador, a Mao-like persona who sits halfway between truth and fantasy. She takes on new roles in uncovering the Australian-Asian narrative, drilling down into racial politics, the social costs of manufacturing and the role of architecture in shaping society.
CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture
Friday 23 October - Sunday 22 November
CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.
Art Gallery Membership
$25 for a single or $40 for a couple
2020 Membership, please sign up at the Gallery. Membership Benefits: 10% Discount in Gallery Shop, 20% Discount on workshop prices, Entry to the exclusive National Contemporary Jewellery Award opening event, Special end of year Member's function.
Contemporary Jewellery Award 2020
Friday 27 November – Sunday 20 December
National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2020. The National Contemporary Jewellery Award is Griffith Regional Art Gallery's flagship biennial acquisitive award and has been running since 1992. It attracts Australia’s leading contemporary object artists, expanding the boundaries of the art of human adornment. The winning piece in each Award is acquired to develop the National Contemporary Jewellery Collection that was established in 1988.
Rhonda Miranda: A Contemplation of Tranquility
Friday 27 November – Sunday 20 December
This exhibition by highly regarded Griffith based Artist, Rhonda Miranda, entitled A Contemplation of Tranquillity, reflects on the themes of the sublime, beauty, stillness and tranquillity through the mediums of painting, drawing installation and found objects. The viewer is invited to meditate on common objects and rural vistas as subjects evoking scenes of transcendent calm.