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.
Each for Equal: IWD Special Exhibition
21 February 2020 - 29 March 2020
Each for Equal is the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) theme. While 51 per cent of visual artists today are women, when it comes to exhibitions and gallery representation, 78 per cent of galleries represent more men than women, and in the major galleries less than 30% of artists represented, are women. In the spirit of Each for Equal, Griffith Regional Art Gallery is curating an exhibition celebrating leading female artists from across the Region.
Art Express 2020
03 April 2020 - 10 May 2020
ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.
Ken Done - Painting you Probably Haven't Seen
15 May 2020 - 14 June 2020
This major exhibition of twenty-first century paintings by Ken Done, brings together a selection of recent and mostly-unseen works from one of Australia's best known artists. The exhibition is a brilliant and unique body of work from an artist at the peak of his lifelong practice.
National Photography Portrait Prize 2020
19 June 2020 - 02 August 2020
The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The annual prize is the Portrait Gallery’s most popular exhibition, promoting the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by Australian photographers.
Culture - Country - Community
07 August 2020 - 06 September 2020
This exhibition is part of the Yarruwala! (mighty, very strong) Wiradjuri Cultural Festival. This festival aims to celebrate and promote the cultural strength, resilience and achievements of the traditional owners of Griffith and the Western Riverina. The exhibition will showcase the talents and diverse creative practices of leading Wiradjuri artists, using traditional and contemporary techniques, but all grounded in respect for CULTURE, connection to COUNTRY, and uniting COMMUNITY.
Eugenia Lim: The Ambassador
11 September 2020 - 18 October 2020
The Ambassador brings together Australian artist Eugenia Lim’s most recent body of work. In this three-part project, Lim transforms herself into the Ambassador, a Mao-like persona who sits halfway between truth and fantasy. She takes on new roles in uncovering the Australian-Asian narrative, drilling down into racial politics, the social costs of manufacturing and the role of architecture in shaping society.
Concrete: Art Design Architecture
23 October 2020 - 22 November 2020
CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.
Contemporary Jewellery Award 2020
27 November 2020 - 20 December 2020
National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2020. The National Contemporary Jewellery Award is Griffith Regional Art Gallery's flagship biennial acquisitive award and has been running since 1992. It attracts Australia’s leading contemporary object artists, expanding the boundaries of the art of human adornment. The winning piece in each Award is acquired to develop the National Contemporary Jewellery Collection that was established in 1988.
Rhonda Miranda: A Contemplation of Tranquility
27 November 2020 - 20 December 2020
This exhibition by highly regarded Griffith based Artist, Rhonda Miranda, entitled A Contemplation of Tranquillity, reflects on the themes of the sublime, beauty, stillness and tranquillity through the mediums of painting, drawing installation and found objects. The viewer is invited to meditate on common objects and rural vistas as subjects evoking scenes of transcendent calm.