28 JULY – 23 SEPT 2018
Lismore Regional Gallery – Gallery 2 & 3

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its 6th year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Northern Rivers. It has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium (see terms and conditions). The prize is open to artists nationally.

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Ken Done Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen

Selected Works 2000 – 2017

26 July to 2 September 2018 at The Grafton Regional Gallery

Ken Done is well known for his vibrant paintings that depict the iconic Australian experience. The magnificent selection of artworks in Paintings  You  Probably  Haven’t  Seen:  Selected  Works  2000 – 2017 celebrates the splendour of Australia’s natural beauty. The artist finds wonder in the everyday through glorious colour, spontaneous mark making and brilliant visual expression. This exhibition, as the title suggests, is a joyful collection of Ken’s most important pieces from his private collection, side by side with his latest studio work.

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Pop-up Gallery during Jacaranda Week in Grafton

Fay Boyd’s Fine Art Gallery

Fay is excited to announce a special pop-up gallery to be held during Jacaranda week in Grafton.

We hope you will all come along and visit us in the Link Arcade, Shoppingworld Grafton.


Gallery will be open from October 27 to November 3, 2018. 9 am to 6 pm every day.

Exquisite small paintings and drawings of Grafton, Clarence Valley scenes, Flora & Fauna.

Suitcase size or deliver worldwide.

These items will make wonderful souvenirs of your visit to Grafton during the annual Jacaranda Festival.

“Go with the Flow” Watercolours

With Jacky Pearson

Watercolours are the most exciting and versatile of all the mediums.

Jacky will cover the three essential steps for creating a sense of space: atmospheric and linear perspective and stacking.

Open to all comers 18 years and over

Multi award-winning professional artist and tutor Jacky Pearson is fascinated by light and atmosphere which is the driving force for her paintings.  While she specialises in watercolours, loving the sense of freedom and spontaneity which this medium does best; oils, pastels, and charcoal are also a frequent part of her work.  Jacky has painted since childhood although pursued a career in soil conservation.  She now works on her art full time.  Self-taught, Jacky has attended workshops with some of the worlds top watercolour artists.  She believes anyone who wants to can paint and express themselves; it is the desire that creates the talent, the rest is just hard work and some excellent tuition.

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Funtastic Acrylic with Jenni Kelly

This acrylic workshop will introduce students to an unorthodox approach to painting.

Be prepared to scrape, spray, throw and roll paint; and leave brushes to last.

Jenni was born in Kerang Victoria and lived and educated in Bendigo where her interest in painting began viewing the great Australian masters at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery thus starting a long life love affair of viewing galleries Australia wide. 

Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School is held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts. Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train.

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Watercolour Magic with Malcolm Carver


Capturing the essence in watercolour

Simplifying detail

Malcolm’s fresh and enlightened approach to is designed to ensure a new direction in learning to see forms and shapes including an understanding of depth in perspective.

Malcolm is an architect and an artist, his inspiration comes from the search for original imagery with a fascination for lighting effects.

Malcolm has won numerous awards, with his enlightened and passionate approach to sketching, drawing and watercolour painting.

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Opening Especially for Jacaranda Week

Fay Boyd’s Fine Art Gallery

Exquisite Small Paintings & Drawings
Grafton, Clarence Valley Scenes, Flora & Fauna

  • Central Position: Link Grafton Shoppingworld
  • Opening Saturday: October 28 until Saturday, November 3
  • Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm every day

Fit in luggage or Delivery worldwide

0428 180 754

Wildlife Art with Paul Margocsy

Take a walk on the wild side of wildlife art.

This workshop will show you the beauty and wonder of wildlife art.  With the use of watercolour and other water-soluble mediums (e.g., gouache, pencil, ink, pastel, acrylic) it will enable you not only to paint feathers and fur but to paint attitude, character and photo quality about your subject. The backgrounds and the “props” of wildlife art are important when you are painting realism. This course will be enthralling, exciting and totally fulfilling

painting nature can be fun.

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Aussie Animals in Colour Pencil.

Janet Matthews

Janet will take you on an exciting: Curly, Spiky, Fluffy and Sleek Fur, five-day workshop using colour pencil to draw the Koala, Echidna, Platypus and the Sugar Glider.

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Donald James Waters OAM

Embracing the Unknown workshop.

The primary aims of this workshop are to learn to work with spontaneity, gain further artistic independence, the application of creative writing and to use your reference material as reference only. The workshop will begin working with charcoal, developing line and tonal values.

Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian artist with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. While best described as a contemporary artist, Donald’s artwork transcends many genres to create a truly unique yet ever-evolving and eclectic style. Donald has relaxed the confines of his initial beginnings in botanical art now using stylised strokes, overemphasised characters and bold blocks of colour to shift his primary focus to that of a storyteller rather than a technically correct traditional artist.

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Seeing the Light in Acrylics with Linda MacAulay

Landscapes, Streetscapes, Seascapes

Linda will teach you the fundamentals necessary to capture the light and create more realistic paintings using acrylics.

Focusing on landscapes, seascapes and streetscapes this workshop will show you how you can render any subject quickly and authentically in paint. Although our subject will be the landscape, this five-day intensive program aims to give you the tools and confidence to tackle any subject realistically.

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Clarence River Arts Festival

The Clarence River Arts Festival is an annual event run by the Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association that is held in Maclean every year in July.


The festival includes an exhibition across nine sections with over $15,000 in prize money on offer. Both professionals and enthusiast of the arts and crafts are encouraged to enter.

The Festival opening night will be on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 6 pm and the following times over the weekend.

Friday 13th July 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 14th July 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 15th July 9 am to 2.30 pm

We would love to see you there.

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Australia’s largest art collection, Artbank, puts a twist on the talent pool by going directly to the source.

For the second year running, it’s Roadshow will return, visiting every state and territory in metropolitan and regional locations around Australia over the next twelve months.

The Artbank team will meet with unrepresented artists who have made an appointment, offering the opportunity to present their work and have it considered for acquisition into the Artbank Collection.

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Leoni Duff Pastels Workshop for 2019

Leoni Duff a Tasmanian Pastellist

In this pastels workshop, you will discover what makes an award-winning dramatic landscape and how to tell a compelling story. Discover and use the design elements necessary to create a great composition and examine the techniques used by the great landscape painters of history; Turner, Sorolla, and the Impressionists.

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Fun in Oils with Otto Kuster

Come and experience the fun of oil painting with palette knives. You can be an absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the art world and try out a painting class or be an experienced artist wanting to explore a new painting technique to enrich your practice. You will start with a blank canvas and end up with paintings to be proud of after five days of extensive tuition, with a tutor who will share all his talents gathered over many years as an oil painter and teacher.

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Rikki Fisher Scratchboard Workshop

Scratchboard was first used in illustration in the 19th Century before photography became popular. Scratchboard is a clay coated hardboard panel coated with Indian ink. Various sharp tools are then used to scratch into the ink layer, showing the clay underneath. Amazing detail can be achieved with dramatic contrasts.

Australia's Premier Visual Arts Workshops.

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