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Grafton Regional Gallery gets good news

WHILE the excitement felt yesterday morning at the Grafton Regional Gallery was palatable, thanks to the announcement of its successful $7.5 million grant application, don’t expect the bulldozers to arrive tomorrow.

Recently retired Gallery Director Jude McBean, new Director Niomi Sands, the Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, and Gallery Foundation chairman Rod Watters celebrate the announcement of $7.6m grant for the extension of the Grafton Regional Gallery. Photo: Adam Hourigan

The gallery’s faithful and many supporters from across the Clarence Valley met in the sunny courtyard of cultural heart of the Valley yesterday morning to bask in the glow the place was feeling after receiving the news.

There is a long road ahead but that begins today according to Clarence Valley Council environment, planning and community director, Des Schroder.

“The funding means the Council can start the development process without delay,” Mr Schroder said.

“Like any developer, we need to put in a development application, consult with the community and organise tenders,” he said.

“We’re fortunate in that most of the design work has already been prepared, but I still believe it will be early 2019 before we see any work begin.”

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said their job was the easy part. “We write a cheque, you have the hard job ahead, you have to build it.

“You have a beautiful gallery and beautiful story to tell here. It was an easy investment by NSW Government.”

Member for Clarence Chris Gulatpis said to the ecstatic crowd of about one hundred that there would be a lot of people here that did not think this day would happen, “but it is finally a reality”.

Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons also acknowledged the gargantuan moment in the gallery’s history thanking the government for “its bloody big grant” and getting us to this point.

Foundation chair Rod Watters reemphasized how amazing the past year had been. “The gallery was on its knees not so long ago and we put up a fight. Thankfully we’ve won.”

Story by Lesley Apps – Grafton Daily Examiner

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Celebrating 40 years teaching with the Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group, Melbourne – “Cutting the Cake” At the Glen Eira City Art Gallery (Photographer: Mario Mirabile)


Judging the Glorious Gippsland Art Awards, Bairnsdale, Vic. Photo of presentation with The Hon Tim Bull MP, and Gael Rand, President of the Bairnsdale and District Arts Society.

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We are proud to support the Go Art Open Exhibition which is presented and organised by the P&C of the Grafton High School.

The aim of this prize is to not only foster the artistic talent of people living within the Clarence Valley, but to bring together talented Artists from all over Australia for an inclusive exhibition.

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