Griffith Regional Art Gallery
Address: 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith NSW 2680
Tel: 02 6962 8338
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm
About the Gallery
Griffith Regional Art Gallery was officially opened on September 9, 1983. The gallery is centrally located in the main shopping centre, and occupies a leased space in the eastern wing of the significant 1939 Art Deco War Memorial Building. The gallery, although small, has a lovely sense of space due to the 4.2 metre high ceilings and natural timber floors of cypress and tallowwood. The Gallery has a single exhibition space which shows a variety of touring exhibitions, communtiy exhibitions, exhibitions featuring our Couture Collection or National Contemporary Jewellery Collection and regional artists. The Gallery also coordinates two other exhibition spaces within Griffith at Griffith Regional Theatre and Griffith City Council which generally feature work by local artists and are two spaces that are worth a look. The Gallery's annual public program offers a diverse range of activities for little ones, curious adults or professional artists which are aimed to educate and stimulate.
02 February 2018 - 4 March 2018
Official Opening: Friday 2 February 6pm. ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by NSW virtual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. ARTEXPRESS is jointly managed by the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies NSW. It is coordinated by The Arts Unit, Department of Education and Communities.
The Art of Dinosaur Designs
10 March 2018 - 15 April 2018
Dinosaur Designs grew very naturally, very organically for Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy. It's a philosophy of colour and form. Working with resins is like working with paint and that's where Steve and Louise both started, as students working in a studio at art school. Every piece made is crafted by hand in Australia, passing through many pairs of hands in the process, giving each piece the slight differences that make it unique.
21 April 2018 - 27 May 2018
A touring exhibition from Art Back NT celebrating twenty years of onsite printmaking and the Yirrkala Print Space in the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre located in the North East Arnhem Land.
30 May 2018 - 10 June 2018
Exposé is a pop-up exhibition of recent artworks produced by the Griffith Regional Art Gallery dedicated lifedrawing group who meets weekly at the Gallery to engage in dynamic drawing sessions.
For Nation, For Country
16 June 2018 - 22 July 2018
For Nation, For Country is touring the exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra that commemorates the sacrifice and dedication that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders gave to Australia in conflicts since WWI.
Lucky City: Highlights from the collection
28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
Lucky City is a pop-up exhibition exploring the various collections that belong to Griffith City Council. The exhibition will highlight new acquisitions and focus on previous winners of the National Contemporary Jewellery Award prior to the 2017 award.
Elsewhere: Travels to Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia
29 September 2018 - 4 November 2018
The exhibition features works created by celebrated Australian artists: Wendy Sharp and Bernard Ollis. The exhibition is a perceptive journey through people and places that have been clouded by misapprehension.
10 November 2018 - 2 December 2018
Official Opening: Friday 9 November 6pm. Continuing on from the successes of Murrumbidgee Marramarra in 2016 and Warangesda: Deep Waters in 2017, Western Riverina Arts and Griffith Regional Art present Murru, a new exibition promoting artistic excellence and professional development for Aboriginal artists in the Western Riverina. Murru will showcase print and textile works by local Aboriginal artists.
Objects of desire
6 December 2018 - 21 December 2018
Objects of Desire is Griffith Regional Art Gallery's annual community arts and crafts exhibition/ forum promoting the talent and passion of local markets and creators. The exhibition aims to showcase local and hand made objects of desire prior to the 'session of giving'.