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What a way to spend a Sunday!

In what promises to be another great art event for the Clarence Valley, the Gallery Foundation is holding a unique Art in the Paddock function at Turtle Creek on Sunday 30 August. Turtle Creek is on the Grafton Lawrence Road and the property is a perfect setting for the many local and visiting artists that are expected to attend and show their work. Visitors to Art in the Paddock will enjoy the relaxed ambience of this perfect rural location. According to the Chairman of the Foundation Rod Watters, the event will give visitors the opportunity to see some fine artwork and indulge themselves with some of the fine local products that will be on sale at the day. “This type of event is great for the whole family. You don’t have to be artistic to appreciate artwork and we will be encouraging visitors to talk to the artists and see what makes them tick” he said. “The event though is not just pictures on a wall, we will have a range of things to eat like a traditional High Tea, home – made cakes, Jilly’s Teas and Botero Coffee from Maclean. There also will be a range of Tableland wines for tasting and buying and Coopers Beer and a gourmet BBQ will also be on sale at the event.” Mr Watters added. The Gallery Foundation have been planning this event for some time, following the success of The Gate to Plate event at Yamba. The Foundation functions help support the Regional Gallery and works closely with them to ensure the whole Valley benefits from new and exciting works of Art. So come along and spend the day enjoying some music on the lawns of the beautiful Turtle Creek homestead and relax over some gourmet food. Turtle Creek is around 15 minutes from Grafton and 45 minutes from the Lower River. Entry to the event is $15 per person, well worth the money and you may just buy some art! Children under 15 free.