Warakurna: All the stories on got in our mind and eyes
Saturday 18 February - Sunday 26 March 2017
Warakurana: explores the creative vision of a group of artists from this Western Desert community; Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Dorcas and Tinamayi Bennett. These contemporary paintings and sculptures which combine familiar Western Desert motifs and dot arrangements with more figurative elements, to tell the stories of historical and present day life, document an emerging new art movement that is fresh and vital.
Kerri Weymouth: Remnants
Saturday 1 April - Sunday 30 April 2017
This exhibition is artist Kerri Weymouth's tribute to influential fashion designers Ross Weymouth and John Claringbold. Kerri worked and lived with Ross & John in Melbourne during the 1980's. Kerri was inspired by their use of colour, style, design, attention to detail, and humour. Both John & Ross have been a major influence on Kerri’s creativity and this exhibition will play on these influences and remnants of their careers. Kerri will be working with Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s collection of couture works by Ross & John.
Southern Highland Printmakers: Exchange
Saturday 6 May - Sunday 11 June 2017
Southern Highlands Printmakers are celebrating 21 years of creative activity with an exhibition, generated by a collaborative 'print exchange' amongst its members. A diverse and vibrant group working in a range of print media, SHP includes some of Australia's finest printmakers.
Warangesda: Deep Waters
Saturday 17 June - Sunday 23 July 2017
The Warangesda project explores the cultural, historic and personal significance of the Warangesda 'Camp of Mercy' Mission to Aboriginal people from across the Western Riverina and NSW. The project is a joint partnership of GRAG, Western Riverina Arts and National Parks with local Aboriginal artists and key Indigenous community stakeholders including Wiradjuri community Elders, Aboriginal Medical Service and local Aboriginal land councils.
Justene Williams: The curtain breathed deeply
Saturday 29 July - Sunday 24 September 2017
The Curtain Breathed Deeply is an expansive new commission by Sydney based artist Justene Williams. The exhibition will transform the entire Griffith Regional Art Gallery into an intentionally chaotic, immersive and interrelated sequence of installations. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will seduce visitors into and through a series of hypnotising sets and video installations abounding in sensory overload and cacophony.
Walls Can Talk: Ironlak
Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October 2017
Walls Can Talk: A site specific aerosol art exhibition created by two exciting young urban artists - Laurie Turner and Cooper Crothers of the Iron Lak art crew. The exhibition also includes aerosol artworks created by local youth during a workshop run by the Iron Lak crew and GRAG, as part of MY FEST Murrumbidgee Youth eXtreme Arts Festival.
Marianne Penberthy: Passing Through
Saturday 21 October - Sunday 19 November 2017
One of Australia's foremost textile artists, Marianne is 'searching for an organic expression for [her] natural surroundings and stories about [her] landscape experiences. This quest includes ideas about place, time, memory, isolation.. and belonging'. Marianne's exhibition will be developed through a two month artist residency exploring her responses to the Western Riverina landscape.
hsc graduates exhibition
Saturday 25 November - Sunday 17 December 2017
Graduating HSC students from the Western Riverina who have completed major works in visual arts, design and technology, industrial art and textiles will be featured in this year’s HSC Graduates exhibition. This annual exhibition is now in its tenth year.