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Grafton Regional Gallery reopens

The Grafton Regional Gallery will begin a phased re-opening to the public on Wednesday 3 June with two new exhibitions by Mid North Coast artist Sue Bell and Clarence Valley artist Kade Valja.  In the Young at Heart exhibition, Sue explores childhood memories referencing family mementos from the past and present.  In Soul Ties, Kade explores and documents spiritual lessons and life experiences from a human standpoint.
The Gallery is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our visitors and the first stage will see Gallery opening for limited hours during weekdays. Here’s how it will work:

  • Gallery opening hours will be 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.
  • A timed visit program will operate on a half hourly basis during opening hours.
  • A maximum of 15 visitors can visit per session.
  • Visitors will be asked for contact details should contact tracing be necessary.
  • Tourism information will be self-serve and available on the Gallery veranda.
  • The Gallery shop will be taking card payments only
  • Hand sanitiser will be available upon entry and at various locations and Gallery will be cleaned regularly.
  • Visitors will be discouraged to visit if they are unwell or returning from overseas.

Creative Workshop programs will continue to be delivered digitally via the Art at Home page on the Grafton Regional Gallery’s website.

“The Gallery team is excited to be reopening our doors to the public.  It is great to be sharing the wonderful exhibitions and support our local artists once again. We have missed having visitors over the past two months and are delighted to be able to provide arts and culture experience to the Clarence Valley”. Niomi Sands

For more information about the current exhibitions and to stay up to date on the phased re-opening of the Grafton Regional Gallery visit and follow Grafton Regional Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.