The Grafton Regional Gallery presents an ambitious new exhibition program that showcases current visual art practice in NSW.
InlandSee showcases intriguing, exciting, and innovative approaches to visual art with a layer of excellence, the project is designed to remove the barrier of distance for regional audiences and provide an opportunity for participation in contemporary art which will encourage lifelong learning and open pathways to a contemporary arts practice. Funded through Create NSW Arts & Cultural Funding, this survey exhibition showcases 26 artistic voices in a new approach to programming for the region and provides a snapshot – a moment in time – of current visual art practice in NSW.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a creative space for children conceived in consultation with Elders and Artists from the First Nations of the Clarence Valley. The Inland Seekers space will encourage young visitors to join a treasure hunt and take learnings from our Gumbaynggir, Bundjalung and Yaegl community to help transform the gallery over the course of the exhibition.
Gallery Director, Niomi Sands said “As an artist-centred project, this exhibition has been developed and curated by Exhibitions Officer Caity Reynolds to support NSW artists. This exhibition showcases recent bodies of work that respond to undercurrents in current practice and give a voice to the experience of artists across NSW. InlandSee continues the Gallery’s commitment to working and collaborating with Australian artists to realise ambitious projects that provide quality contemporary art experiences for regional communities.
InlandSee and the Inland Seekers creative space will officially open at 3pm on Saturday 9 July 2022 at a celebration with the Artists. Clarence Valley Mayor, Dr Ian Tiley will officiate the opening.