Artist Julianne Gosper displays one of her paintings .
Artist Julianne Gosper displays one of her paintings .

Exhibition is a work of art

NOW is the perfect time to brush up on breathtaking creations from some of the Clarence Valley’s renowned artistic characters and be drawn in by their most recent, eye-catching productions.

For the next two months, a collection showcasing the exquisite talent and skills of local artists will be on display at the Art of the Clarence Gallery in South Grafton.

Described by gallery director Anne Faulkner as “an amazing diversity of quality artwork,” the colourful display entitled The Winter Exhibition features pieces by 30 local artists, including Julie Hutchings, Pam Fysh, Graeme Payne, Rindi Salomon and Pat Jenkins.

“The Clarence Valley is home to a creative community and it’s so wonderful to have exhibitions like these which promote local talent,” Anne said.

“We are lucky to have so many gifted artists in our region.

“The gallery has only been open since August last year and I have seen an incredible diversity of artwork come through its doors in that short amount of time.”

When asked which artistic genres the public could expect to see at the Art of the Clarence Gallery, Anne was quick to point out the exhibition would not be limited to paintings on canvas.

“The collection features a variety of different artworks,” she said.

“We will have ceramics, porcelain cups, woodwork, watercolours, glassware and sculptures made from stone and timber.

“People have come into the gallery to view previous exhibitions and they have always been amazed and astounded at the quality of the artwork.

“Grafton is lucky to have some wonderful art galleries where people can come and view local creations.”

A locally renowned artist herself, Anne said the exhibition would also feature a collection of her watercolours.

“I think art is something you can create whenever or wherever you like,” she said.

“It’s a lovely hobby to have.”

The exhibition will be officially opened tomorrow at 5.30pm by Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean.

The Art of the Clarence Gallery is at 19 Skinner St, South Grafton, and is open 10am-3pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday.

Entry is free.

All are welcome to attend the official opening.



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