Anne’s dream is drawing to an end
A CLARENCE Valley artist is looking for an internet-savvy art lover to turn around the fortunes of a critically acclaimed but financially struggling business.
After three years running the Art of the Clarence Gallery in Skinner St, South Grafton, Anne Falkner says her next exhibition, the annual Jacaranda Exhibition beginning on October 22, will be her last.
Ms Falkner, who has twice had exhibitions at the Grafton Regional Gallery, said she wanted to have a place where she could hang works of local artists.
"I wanted to get a group of artists together to work together, but I've been doing it by myself mostly," she said.
That's all about to change as Ms Falkner and her husband Lee are about to leave the area to be closer to family.
She said the gallery required an enterprising and perhaps philanthropic person passionate about the arts to ensure the gallery's future.
"Someone who is more up on the internet than I am would be good," she said.
Ms Falkner said the new owner would have a selections of her paintings to give them a start.
"I don't need to take all of the paintings with me, so if you have ever thought that you would like a colourful, skilfully produced yet subtle, gentle watercolour to grace your walls then do come in and check them out and see if you can acquire one at now reduced prices," she said.
Mrs Falkner said the Jacaranda Exhibition will feature works by 36 talented regional artists and craftspeople: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, embroideries, foiled glass pieces and cards.