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.
17 January 2019 - 10 February 2019
Griffith Regional Art Gallery will open its 2019 exhibition program with a stunning couture collaboration with Pioneer Park Museum. Celebrating the collection of fine couture, gowns and eveningwear by Griffith designers, held in the two institutions. The exhibition will feature the Gallery's 'Couture Collection' and the Museum's collection of gowns by Mrytle Crockford.
Barbara McGrady: Always Will Be
15 February 2019 - 17 March 2019
'Always Will Be' is an exhibition of documentary photographs by Barbara McGrady that speaks to all Australians from an entirely Indigenous perspective. These works are historical documents of political, social and community events that hold great value within Indigenous history. The exhibition breaks new ground in its capacity to represent the unique subjective voice of the photographer, in this case an Indigenous voice telling Indigenous histories.
David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin
22 March 2019 - 21 April 2019
David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. Famous for his bold anarchistic approach, Griggs takes the everyday and flips it to expose the cracks, exhuming the raw undercurrents of a society. He documents intimate chance moments, and the deliberate actions of his friends and strangers, with an unidentifiable Manila.
Manggan: Gather, Gathers, Gathering
26 April 2019 - 2 June 2019
The Manggan project has been in development for over six years, and has had a number of manifestations, including a film and exhibiton. It has culminated here in a gathering together of ideas, knowledge, conversations, people, venues, artworks, and objects which will, on its extensive journey across Australia, gather together yet more people, organisations, ideas and conversations.
Group Exhibition: Through Our Own Eyes
07 June 2019 - 07 July 2019
The exhibition will feature the works of three contemporary Aboriginal artists: Michael Jalaru Torres is a Yawuru and Djugan man, working in photography and new media. His work is influenced by his upbringing in Broome and the colours and textures of the Kimberley landscape. Asher Milgate and Jeff Amatto are from Wellington in central west NSW. A collaborative work between two young men, one indeginous (Amatto) and one non indigenous (Milgate) whose lives are intertwined though family, friends and drug abuse. Joe Hurst is a multi-disciplined Artist of Murrawarri descent, working in design, constrution, sculptures and painting. An Artist for over 30 years Joe has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally.
Southern Highland Printmakers: Continuum
13 July 2019 - 11 August 2019
An Exhibition of contemporary prints responding to artists from previous generations who have had some connection with the Southern Tablelands region between Sydney and Canberra.
Sarah McEwan: Yield
17 August 2019 - 22 September 2019
Yield brings together leading Riverina artists with learning disabilities to share their creative practice and vision with the wider community. Be immersed in the incredible world of art and disability and witness how these artists have been working towards democratising the art world through their professional practice, making excellent work and advocating for inclusivity.
Lakeview Collection: Beguile
27 September 2019 - 27 October 2019
Beguile is an exhibition of 21 prints from the renowned Lake View Collection owned by Bob and Kathy Dow of Wagga Wagga, Featuring the work of European masters incling Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir and Goya. The collection spans the work of Old Masters: Rembrandt and Goya, to Modern Masters: Renoir, Picasso, Chagall and Miro. It end in the 20th century, touching the world of popular entertainment with Destino, a fascinating collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali
Jason Richardson: Earthwords & Soundscaping
28 September 2019 - 27 October 2019
Since moving to the Riverina, Jason Richardson has explored the landscape in a variety of media creating responses to Riverina Landscapes. As a musician he has incorporated local environments into compositions, notably a series of works responding to Leeton's centenary.
Community Exhibition: Mother Love
01 November 2019 - 01 December 2019
Mother Love is Griffith Regional Art Gallery's community art exhibition for 2019. The exhibition explores the concepts of maternity, nurture, love, connection, family, birth, heritage, wisdom, guidance or any other themes evoked by the words "mother" and "love".
Community: Objects of Desire
05 December 2019 - 21 December 2019
Objects of Desire is Griffith Regional Art Gallery's annual community artisans and crafts exhibition, promoting the talent and passion of local markers and creators. Just in time for the "season of giving", this exhibition features local hand made "objects of desire", all unique and original pieces, perfect for that special gift or a treat for yourself!