The guest speaker at the Friends of Grafton Gallery function on Wednesday May 18 from 10am for 10.30am will be Caity Reynolds, the Exhibition and Collections Officer at Grafton Regional Gallery.
After completing her Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) in 2013 at the Queensland College of Art she co-founded Outer Space Contemporary Art in Brisbane and was co-director from 2016 – 2019. During this time, she was pursuing post-graduate studies and lecturing in research methodologies, drawing and art theory. With almost a decade of experience in galleries and museums, she has worked on exhibitions in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Caity has been with the gallery since 2020; developing and delivering our exciting exhibition program in collaboration with Gallery Director Niomi Sands.
Caity is also a practicing artist, working across painting mediums, small sculpture and text. She is currently examining the socio-political and economic systems that are used to alienate. More broadly, her practice explores class through depictions of seemingly humiliating experiences by utilising humour, play, satire and confession.
By observing unstable spaces of self-portraiture and performed vulnerability she aims to query the mythos and philosophical implications associated with failure and class. Subject matter includes mattress stains, failed relationships, grazed knees, unpaid bills and unwashed towels.
The Friends raise funds through membership subscriptions which provide discounts for members, and special functions to support the Gallery’s Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) There is no charge for the morning and Rubony’s Café will be open for the purchase of refreshments.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
The Reverend Canon Camellia Flanagan