Perfect weather was in place for the Grafton Regional Gallery Foundations ‘Art in the Paddock’ fundraiser, at Yulgilbar Castle on Sunday.
The event, which had to be rescheduled due to heavy rains several weeks ago, was a huge success.
Around 330 guests, 30 volunteers and close to 50 artists attended the fundraiser in the beautifully maintained gardens surrounding the castle, which is owned by the Myer family.
High tea was served on the castle’s verandah, while tours ran from the castle up to the properties ‘Sketch House’(a small historic stone built rotunda), which is situated on a nearby hilltop, providing a majestic view of both the river and the castle.
Several sessions were also held in the ‘Story Room’ on the history of the Yulgilbar Castle.
All of these events and tours were booked out.
Music wafted throughout the grounds and the occasional “cry” from Clarence Valley’s own town crier Trevor Green, added to the atmosphere of the day.
Gallery Foundation chair person Rod Watter said that Sunday’s event was a huge success and it was enjoyed by guests from all around the Clarence Valley.
“The Gallery Foundation supports the long term developments and vibrancy of the Grafton Regional Gallery,” said Mr Watter.
“This year’s ‘Art in the Paddock’ event at the iconic Yulgilbar Castle, was made possible by the generous support of the Myer family.”
The Gallery Foundation will hold its next event ‘Gate to Plate’ in Grafton on 9 October.