Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s 2020 PROGRAM LAUNCH
Friday 17 January 6PM
Griffith Regional Art Gallery opens it’s 2020 exhibition with JADA - one of Australia’s renowned drawing prizes - which celebrates drawing in all its splendour. Join us for drinks and nibbles to find out more about our 2020 exhibition program.
2018 JADA: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
Friday 17 January – Sunday 16 February
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) is Grafton Gallery’s flagship biennial art prize featuring drawing in all its splendour from unbelievable hyper-realism to the expressive and the abstract, evoking the poetic and emotional response to the human condition and our environment.
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.
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.
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.