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5th Annual

CLARENCE VALLEY

31 MARCH - 30 APRIL

Your guide to more than 100 arts and cultural events www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/plunge | www.facebook.com/clarencevalleyculture


Washed Ashore Treasure Photo by Joy Hayman-Ward Clarence Valley Infocus Winner 2017


Welcome message Welcome to the plunge Art and Culture Festival for 2017. We have four weeks full of workshops, exhibitions, shows, talks, entertainment and creativity for all members of the community - whatever your passion. Plunge is an annual Clarence Valley Council initiative to support arts and culture right across the Clarence. If you are a visitor to the wonderful Clarence Valley or a local wanting to soak up the many cultural experiences available on our doorstep, this guide will help you make the most of the plunge festival, and not miss a thing. Try learning a new craft, discover local history or take in a show or live performance, and share your experiences with our community at our plunge pop-up hub in the South Grafton CBD, or on one of our social media pages. I look forward to joining you out and about for plunge 2017, make sure you come and say hi. Jim Simmons Mayor

Acknowledgment of Country We acknowledge the people of the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations, traditional custodians of the lands where these events, exhibitions, workshops and performances will take place, and pay tribute and respect to Elders, past and present of the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations which lie within the Clarence Valley Council boundary.

Cover: The Final Colour Photo by Freya McGrath Clarence Valley Infocus Winner 2017


Contents CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS................................................. 9-21 MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE.................................... 23-30 WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATION............................................................. 33-41 YOUTH AND KIDS WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS...................................... 43-51 ART, CRAFT AND FOOD MARKETS........................................................ 53-56 GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS.............................. 59-67 EXHIBITIONS, LAUNCHES, OPEN STUDIOS AND ART TRAIL................. 71-83 CALENDAR OF EVENTS......................................................................... 87-97

All events, times, dates, prices are correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change. Be sure to like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/clarencevalleyculture and check regularly for updates on workshops and events.


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Colour In The Dead Of Night Photo by Gregory Norman Clarence Valley Infocus Winner 2015


CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS CALENDER START DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

3 Mar

Seniors Festival (Fringe Event)

Various

19 Mar

Harmony Day (Fringe Event)

Harwood

31 Mar

Flickerfest

Grafton

31 Mar

Entertaining the Clarence

Grafton

6 Apr

Screen Composing

Grafton

6 Apr

Screen | Net | Works

Grafton

7 Apr

Star Stories Of The Dreaming

Grafton

9 Apr

Bent Bridge Film Festival

Grafton

Walk 1: 10 & 12 Apr Walk 2: 18 & 20 Apr

A Walk Through History

Grafton

12 Apr

Yoga In The Park

Grafton

14-15 Apr

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean

22 Apr

Raising the Roof - Art Auction

Yamba

22 Apr

Steampunk Gathering and Exhibition

Grafton

27 - 30 Apr

International Film Festival

Yamba

2 - 3 May

Maclean Show (Fringe Event)

Maclean

5 - 6 May

Grafton Show (Fringe Event)

Grafton

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SENIORS

WEEK

Services Club WHEN: Fri 3 March - 7.30pm - ‘Just Friends’ (Musical Duo) - Grafton District Playhouse Pelican The Room’ Fri 3 - Sun 5 and Fri 10 - Sun 12 March ‘Gods Waiting Sun 5 March - 10am - Yamba Seniors Morning Tea - Yamba Bowling Club Mon 6 - Fri 10 March - Tech Savvy Seniors - Grafton Shopping World Tue 7 March - Sunshine Club Morning Tea - Treelands Drive, Yamba Wed 8 March - - Sunshine Club Morning Tea - 10 Kemp Street, Grafton Wed 8 March - Free Australian Hearing Bus - Grafton Community Centre Wed 8-25 March - ‘Women of Yulgilbar’ exhibition - Grafton Regional Gallery Wed 8 March - 1.30pm - Luncheon - Maclean Bowling Club Centre Wed 8 March - 9am - Grafton Senior Citizens Open Day - Grafton Community Club Sun 12 March - 1pm ‘Suburban Country’ (Country Music act) Grafton District Services n, Grafton, For Seniors Week programs go to: Grafton & Maclean Council Office Receptio Clubs Services local your or U3A Maclean, Yamba & Iluka Libraries, Seniors Groups / 02 6642 0900 CONTACT: www.clarence.nsw.gov.au WEBSITE:

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A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

STAR STORIES OF THE DREAMING

Join local historian Nola Mackey and the Friends of Grafton Library (FoGL) for two different 90 min walks around the Grafton CBD. Nola will uncover a local history rich in stories and interesting events. Gold coin donation, children to be accompanied by an adult.

Increasingly Aboriginal people in Australia are being recognised as the first astronomers. Many Australians might not realise it, but astronomy and physics have had a profound influence on the history of Australia and its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In Star Stories of The Dreaming. Join astronomer Bob Fuller for a special screening of documentary feature film ‘Star Stories of The Dreaming’. Bookings essential as seating is limited.

WHEN: Walk 1: Mon 10, Tue 11 and Wed 12 April 2017 - 10-11am each day Walk 2: Tue 18, Wed 19 and Thu 20 April 2017 - 10-11am each day WHERE: The walk commences at the Grafton Library foyer COST: Gold coin donation INFO: Children to be accompanied by an adult WEBSITE: www.crl.nsw.gov.au

WHEN: Fri 7 April 2017 - 6pm WHERE: Gurehlgam Aboriginal Healing Centre, 18-26 Victoria St. Grafton COST: Gold coin donation BOOKING: Call 02 6642 8103 or email janelleb@gurehlgam.com.au

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31 MARCH

FLiCKERFEST: Australian & International Short Film Festival ‘Flickerfest - The Home Of Great Short Film’ Flickerfest Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to the Saraton Theatre with the Best Of Australian Shorts programme. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia has on offer. WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS: WEBSITE:

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Fri 31 March 2017 - 7.30pm Saraton Theatre, 99 Prince St, Grafton Current ticket pricing: $16 adults $14 concession $11.50 seniors 02 6642 1633 | www.saraton www.flickerfest.com.au


ENTERTAINING THE CLARENCE:

BENT BRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL

Grafton Library is hosting a display in conjunction with the valley’s Museums and Historical Societies that looks at the ways that people had fun in the past. The display, which runs for the duration of Plunge, will be a collection of items that relate to leisure and recreation in our region.

The Bent Bridge Film Festival showcases the film making talents from around the Clarence Valley and beyond through a series of short films.

‘a history of fun’

WHEN:

Fri 31 Mar - Sun 30 Apr 2017

WHERE:

Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre 126-144 Pound St, Grafton

COST: FREE

WHEN: Sun 9 Apr 2017 WHERE: The Criterion Theatre 149 Olivier Street, Grafton COST: $10 Adult, $5 Child BOOKINGS: Tickets sold at the door CONTACT: 0458 427 332 WEBSITE: bentbridgefilmfestival.com.au

WEBSITE: www.crl.nsw.gov.au

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19 MARCH Yaegl Elders and the Harwood Island Community invite you to

Celebrating the Clarence Valley’s Multicultural Diversity Harmony Day will be a joyous celebration of the Clarence Valley’s multicultural diversity. The day will include traditional food, music, dancing and entertainment representing the many cultures in the valley, as well as children’s games, arts and crafts and workshops and stalls. We invite everyone to come along and celebrate our uniqueness and diversity. WHEN:

Sun 19 March 2017

WHERE:

Harwood Hotel, Harwood

COST: FREE CONTACT:

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Kathleen Werry K.Werry84@gmail.com


6 APRIL

SCREEN COMPOSING with Adam Gock

SCREEN | NET | WORKS: Clarence Valley

You’ve probably heard the music of Adam Gock he’s one of Australia’s most performed screen composers including music for Masterchef, Gogglebox and Shark Tank (just to name a few). Come along & hear how he creates music for TV and how to work as a composer in the Australian screen industry today.

Screenworks invites filmmakers and screen practitioners in the Clarence Valley to an industry meet-and-greet networking event. Attendees will be able to hear about industry opportunities and network in a casual, social atmosphere with other industry workers. Food and drinks will be available for sale from the bar and restaurant.

WHEN: Thu 6 April 2017 - 10am-1pm WHERE: Clarence Valley Conservatorium, 8 Villiers St, Grafton COST: $30 General Admission / $20 Students & Screenworks Members BOOKINGS: Tickets available from www.screenworks.com.au WEBSITE: www.screenworks.com.au

WHEN: WHERE: COST: WEBSITE:

Thu 6 April 2017 - 5pm-7pm The Verandah @ Clocktower Hotel, 93 Prince Street, Grafton FREE (RSVP essential). email gm@screenworks.com.au or call 02 6687 1599 www.screenworks.com.au

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14 APRIL

113th MACLEAN HIGHLAND GATHERING Experience Scottish culture and tradition at its best with the excitement of a ‘Highland Gathering’ in this action packed two day event showcasing world class pipers and drummers, traditional Scottish dancing and competitive Highland sports all held in the beautiful town of Maclean, known as the ‘Scottish Town in Australia’.

FRIDAY 14 APRIL 2017 Venue: Maclean Showground 12pm - Solo Piping & Drumming Venue: Council Foyer Open Piping 6:00pm - Piobaireachd Venue: Civic Centre Open Piping 6:00pm - March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe, Jig-Air

Venue: McLachlan Park ‘Ceilidh In The Park’ 7:15pm - Bands and Dances Performing 8:15pm - Massed Band Display and COST: Adults $15.00 Civic Welcome Pensioners $10.00 8:30pm - Entertainment and Special School Students $5.00 BOOKINGS: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au Artists

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15 APRIL

Picture Credit: Clarence Valley Independent

SATURDAY 15 APRIL 2017 Venue:

Shopping Centre Main Street 8:30am - Bands on Parade - Competition Best Presented Band on Parade

Venue:

Maclean Showground 9:00am - Highland Dancing commences 9:30am - Pipe Band Contest commences 10am - Highland Sport Registration

12:30pm - Official Opening

Afternoon - Drum Major Solo Contest Dress Inspection - Pipe Band Contest - Drum Major Solo Contest

4:15pm - Massed Band Display

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12 APRIL

YOGA IN THE PARK: STRETCH AND BREATH

STEAMPUNK GATHERING AND EXHIBITION

A Day of Yoga in the Park. An opportunity to experience the many benefits of Yoga for FREE. Special discount when you enrol in Term 2 classes at Evolve Yoga and Meditation. To find out more visit our website or find us on facebook. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.

So what is Steampunk? For those who know or those who go “Huh”.. It’s all about mixing old and new: fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age. Come dressed in costume with your picnic basket filled with cheese and wine. View work from local new Steampunk Sculptures’ and be entertained with “Tea Duelling” and “Character Vignettes”. This is a participatory event for new, experienced or just curious Steam punkers.

WHEN: Wed 12 April 2017 Morning 7.30am to 8.30am Lunchtime - 12pm to 1pm Evening 5.45pm to 6.45pm WHERE: Market Square, Grafton COST: FREE CONTACT: Please call Nitya to confirm your place on 0411 309 678 WEBSITE: www.evolveyogaandmeditation.com.au

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WHEN: Sat 22 April – 7:00pm WHERE: Criterion Theatre Grafton 149 Oliver St, Grafton COST: FREE ENQUIRIES: 0427 434 110


RAISING THE ROOF ART AUCTION

YAMBA CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

This significant art event will raise funds for the Yamba Museum. It will feature works donated by artists who have a personal connection with the Clarence Valley. You have an opportunity to take part in three ways: Live Bids with Auctioneer; Silent Auction; Buying prints of historical photos of the area and prints of artworks. A catalogue of auction artworks can be viewed online from 3rd April 2017: www.pyhsmuseum.org.au

Escape to Yamba, as we bring the World of Cinema to our Local Big Screen, as we showcase films from Australia and around the world, The festival is a reflection of our deep roots in film culture and passion for cinema. The Festival aim is to bring you films rarely seen in regional Australia, and create a memorable big screen and festival community experience.

(Picture credit: By Henry Cayley of Mrs Emma Pegus, First Post Mistress of Yamba, 1877- 1894)

WHEN: Thu 27 to Sun 30 April. 2017 WHERE: Yamba Cinema 13 Coldstream Street, Yamba COST: $14 per session (excluding opening night which is $20 per person) Festival Pass available CONTACT: 02 6646 3430 WEBSITE: www.yambacinema.com.au

WHEN: Sat 22 April 2017 4pm Viewing/Opening 6pm Live Auction WHERE: The Old Kirk, Yamba Museum, River Street Yamba COST: FREE ENQUIRIES: 0417 698 262

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2 MAY

MACLEAN SHOW The Maclean Show Society has played an integral part in the Lower Clarence region for the past 122 years. Events include: sideshows, equestrian events, trotting, exhibitions, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls along with fabulous show case of cane, craft, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, cooking, caged birds, photography and local schools. And don’t miss the championship dog show. Our showgirl announcements will be at the Official opening of the Show and a farmers challenge and whip cracking competition will ensure everyone is entertained.

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WHEN:

Tue 2 - Wed 3 May 2017

WHERE:

Maclean Showground

COST: Tues 2 May Adult $7 Concession/Child $5 Wed 3 May Adult $15 Concession/Child $8 Family ticket (available at the gate) $40 Membership $30 2 Adults & 3 Children for both days (forms available from the Secretary) CONTACT:

02 6645 2910

WEBSITE:

www.macleanshow.org


225 APRIL MAY

GRAFTON SHOW Now in its 151st year, Grafton Show brings our Clarence Valley community together, showcasing our region’s rural activities and interests. Open daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm both days, you can enjoy an impressive display of Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Preserves, Floral Art, Pot Plants, Cut Flowers, and Home Brew in the unique heritage listed Barn. Also check out the Gem Club display, Farm Produce, Poultry, Cage Birds, Alpaca and Beef Cattle. Other attractions include a Trade Expo, Vintage Machinery display and the ever popular Woodchop. The main arena showcases the Equestrian events, including led and ridden classes featuring a variety of horse and pony breeds, show jumping, hack and rider classes. Grafton Showgirl presentation also takes place in the main arena on Saturday. Add in sideshow alley and show bags to keep kids of all ages entertained, and the fireworks on Saturday night as the show finale, and you have an event that is packed with something for all the family to see and do.

WHEN:

Fri 5 - Sat 6 May 2017

WHERE: Grafton Showground COST:

Daily gate entry $15 Adults $10 Students $5 Under16yrs $10 Concession $35 Family (family pass for 2 adults and 2 children under 16yrs or as stated on Medicare Card)

INFO:

www.graftonshow.com.au

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Ocean’s Energy Photo by Hailey Voorand Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2016


MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE CALENDER START DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

1 Apr

Finding Harmony

South Grafton

2 Apr

Celtic & Contemporary Folk Music Sessions

South Grafton

3 - 6 Apr

Performing Arts Nights

Grafton

5, 12, 19, 26 Apr

Yamba Ukes Weekly Session

Yamba

6 Apr

Live ‘n’ Loud @ Library

Grafton

7 Apr

The East Pointers

Eatonsville

7 Apr

Nia Yamba Dance Jam

Yamba

8 Apr

Grafton Dance Eisteddfod

Grafton

9 Apr

Mixed Bangers and Sizzling Mallets

Grafton

9 Apr

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

Yamba

22 Apr

Folk Music Sessions

Copmanhurst

23 Apr

Forces Of War

Grafton

28 Apr

There Goes The Bride

South Grafton

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An evening of voice and harmony through A Capella music. Featuring workshop participants from the day’s workshop with the AcaPelicans and Velour. WHEN:

Sat 1 April. 2017 - 7pm

WHERE:

The Pelican Playhouse 81 Through St, South Grafton

COST: $15 BOOKINGS: Kate Joseph - 0412 977 927 katejosephmusic@gmail.com WEBSITE: www.thepelicanplayhouse.com

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PERFORMING ARTS NIGHTS These student concerts are held over 4 nights in the last weeks of each term. They are a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase music they have been performing during the term in their weekly lessons. The relaxed, informal atmosphere is perfect for first time performers and more experienced musicians, as performance practice for exams, eisteddfods and HSC music exams. WHEN:

Mon 3, Tue 4 and Thu 6 April - 7pm Clarence Valley Conservatorium

WHEN:

Wed 5 April - 7pm. Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre 126-144 Pound Street Grafton


CV CELTIC & CONTEMPORARY FOLK MUSIC SESSIONS

FOLK MUSIC SESSIONS COPMANHURST

The Clarence Valley is well connected with all things Celtic, so no surprise that there’s a lively and thriving Celtic Folk music scene happening. People who frequently attend, range from “I’ve never heard this stuff before”, through wannabe singers & musos, to seasoned folkies & professional performers. Sessions are for sharing songs, tunes & good humour. We have song folders to share, and some fun people to meet. Come and have a sing, a play, or just for a listen. More info: mazzamuse@bigpond.com WHEN: Sun 2 April 2017 - 2pm WHERE: GI Hotel, (Lounge Bar) 65 Armidale Street, Sth Grafton COST: FREE

WHEN: Sat 22 April 2017 - 2pm WHERE: Copmanhurst Pre-School Grafton Street, Copmanhurst COST: $5

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YAMBA UKES WEEKLY SESSION Yamba Ukes is the home of the only certified group of Ukaholics in the world. We run a weekly session where we play ukulele, laugh, learn, play ukulele, sing our hearts out, play ukulele & release our endorphins to keep us happy. Playing music in a group is wonderful therapy for everyone. All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced players. WHEN:

Wed 5, Wed 19 April 2017 Yamba Bowling Club

COST:

$10 Ukestration Lesson @ 6pm $2 Jam Session @ 7.30pm

WHEN:

Wed 12, Wed 26 April 2017 Leche Cafe, Coldstream St, Yamba

COST:

$2 Jam Session @ 10pm

WEBSITE: www.yambaukes.com

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Grafton Dance Eisteddfod provides a dance competition for all ages, individuals and groups in a variety of dance styles. Competitors have the opportunity to win numerous prizes including trophies, medals, prize money, scholarships and encouragement awards. Spectators can enjoy a vast selection of dance from the Clarence Valley, surrounding regions and southern Queensland, from beginners through to professionally presented performances. WHEN: Sat 6 - Sat 15 April 2017 WHERE: South Grafton High School Tyson Street, South Grafton COST: $5 BOOKINGS: Diana Welch - 02 6643 3384 WEBSITE: www.graftoneisteddfod.org.au


7 APRIL

THE EAST POINTERS Guitarist Jake Charron and 7th generation PEI musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) make traditional music seem ridiculously hip. The East Pointers bring the beautiful songs and free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels that are the hallmark of these torchbearers of new traditional music back to Eatonsville Hall for one night only. WHEN:

Fri 7 April 2017

WHERE: Eatonsville Hall Orara Street Eatonsville COST:

$20 / $25

TICKETS:

www.eastpointers.ca/shows/

WEBSITE:

www.eastpointers.ca

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6 APRIL

Come along and listen to live music performed by young local musicians. Live ‘n’ Loud is drug and alcohol free. WHEN:

Thur 6 April 2017 - 6-9pm

WHERE:

Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre, 126-144 Pound St Grafton

COST:

FREE - Gold coin donation

BOOKINGS: Grafton Library - 02 6641 0100 graftonlib@crl.nsw.gov.au WEBSITE: www.crl.nsw.gov.au

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NIA YAMBA DANCE JAM Leave your shoes and worries at the door, quiet your mind and be guided into the sensations of your body with Nia. Move in fun ways, sharing the joy of movement to global music and leave sweaty and smiling! EveryBODY is welcome including those with 2 left feet! No prior experience needed!!! Bring your water, wear comfortable clothes and prepare to have loads of fun as local and guest Nia teachers lead you into a sensational experience of movement and magic. WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS: INQUIRIES: WEBSITE:

Fri 7 April 2017 - 6-8pm 45 Wooli Street Yamba $15 proceeds going to a local charity supporting women in need All welcome Carol 0412 255 306 www.niaaustralia.com.au


9 APRIL

A ba Marim BBQ MIXED BANGERS AND SIZZLING MALLETS Join the Friends of the Grafton Gallery as they present an afternoon of gourmet barbeque and percussive tunes from Adam Wills, the Director of the Clarence Valley Conservatorium, on his marimba. Gourmet sausages will be available for purchase, and the Friends will be running a pay bar. All welcome. WHEN:

Sun 9 April 2017 - 4-6pm

WHERE:

Grafton Regional Gallery 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton

COST:

$10 entry

HARVEY SUTHERLAND & BERMUDA Fantastic 3 piece live electronic outfit from Melbourne, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda bring their synth, violin and live drums to Leche Café for one night only. A feast for the ears and the eyes. Support acts from Aka Lui and Salty DJ’s WHEN:

Sun 9 April 2017 - 4-9pm

WHERE:

Leche Cafe, Yamba

COST: $30

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23 APRIL

FORCES OF WAR

THERE GOES THE BRIDE

Forces of War The Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus under their Artistic Director Greg Butcher continues to commemorate 100 years of war since WW1 from 2015-2018. This performance will pay tribute to our WW1 Diggers, together with plenty of WW2 sing-alongs with guest artists. Proceeds to Clarence Valley RSL Sub-Branches and Legacy

An extremely funny play about a young girl’s forthcoming marriage; premarital sex, nervous breakdowns, sexy apparitions and an overly lavish ceremony make for a riotous delight of laugh-out-loud comedy! ‘A fiendishly clever farce that gets madder and funnier as it goes along...Has pace, precision and wit.’

WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS:

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Sun 23 April 2017 - 2pm The Saraton Theatre 99 Prince Street Grafton Adults: $40 Pensioner/Concession $35 Children $20 www.saraton.com 026642 1633

WHEN:

Fri 28 - Sat 29 April 2017 - 7:30pm Sun 30 April 2017 - 2pm

Fri 5 - Sat 6 May 2017 - 7:30pm Sun 7 May 2017 - 2pm

WHERE:

The Pelican Playhouse 81 Through St, South Grafton

COST:

Full $20 / Concession $15

WEBSITE: www.thepelicanplayhouse.com


Sunrise Photo by Maree Brown Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2015


Dreaming in the Clarence Photo by Jules Middlebrook Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2016


WORKSHOPS & EDUCATION CALENDER START DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

14 Mar

Gem Club

Grafton

22 Mar

Bush Tucker Talk & Tasting (Fringe Event)

Grafton

30 Mar

In My Opinion - Opinion Writing

Grafton

30 Mar

Rag Rug Making

Iluka

31 Mar

Mandy Nolan - Author Talk

Iluka

1 Apr

Finding Harmony

South Grafton

5 & 12 Apr

Handcrafted Bookbinding

Grafton

6 , 13 & 20 Apr

Rag Rug Making

Iluka

8 Apr

Imagined Landscapes with Meagan Jacobs

Maclean

8 Apr

Laying It Down - Mono Prints

Maclean

8 Apr

Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School

Grafton

22 Apr

Shibori & Indigo Dyeing

Cowper

22 Apr

Free Motion Quilting

South Grafton

29 Apr

Trapunto Machine Needle Case

South Grafton

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22 MARCH

BUSH TUCKER TALK & TASTING

GEM CLUB OPEN DAY AND WORKSHOP

Join us for a talk and tasting of local bush tucker.

Grafton Gem Club Promotes and encourages people of all ages to look and see the beauty provided by Nature in rocks/stones; how to fossick for gem stones, then learn the lapidary skills to put those beautiful gem stones in to jewellery.

WHEN: Wed 22 March 2017 - 12-1pm WHERE: Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre, 126-144 Pound St Grafton COST: FREE BOOKINGS: Grafton Library - 02 6641 0100 graftonlib@crl.nsw.gov.au WEBSITE: www.crl.nsw.gov.au

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WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Open Day - Tue 14 - Sat 18 March 2017 - 9.30 - 2pm Gem Club Shed Grafton Showground, Prince St $2 / Children free. Includes free lucky dip 02 6643 5659 Secretary


IN MY OPINION - OPINION WRITING WORKSHOP

RAG RUG MAKING

Is it possible to write something that’s both funny and informed? After 15 years as a columnist, social provocateur, comedian and writer Mandy Nolan has a knack for opinion writing. In this workshop she reveals how to write humorous pieces with a social conscience.

Learn how to utilize waste fabric to create beautiful, functional pieces. We strip, plait then coil the strands or strip sew the strands into rugs. All fabric and sewing machines provided. Some sewing experience helpful but guidance is provided to complete your rug. A circular rug of 40cm in diameter can be completed in a day!

WHEN: Thu 30 Mar 2017 10am-4pm WHERE: Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre, 126-144 Pound St Grafton COST: FREE BOOKINGS: graftonlib@crl.nsw.gov.au

WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS:

Thu 30 March 2017 Thu 6 April, Thu 13 April and Thu 20 April 2017 Iluka Emporium 61 Charles Street, Iluka $40 (workshop is limited to 5 people per day) Call Michelle on 0452 459634

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MANDY NOLAN AUTHOR TALK

FAY BOYD’S FINE ART SCHOOL

Mandy Nolan is a true renaissance woman. Comedian, Author, Journalist, Humour Therapist & Comedy Coach : Nolan is as at home on the stage as she is on the page. Able to captivate audiences from a diverse socio economic, age and gender demographic: A passionate champion for the underdog, Nolan is the author of three memoirs, an artist, a teacher, a social commentator. Oh, and by the way, Nolan is also the mother of 5 children, who she credits as the true source of her creativity. ‘When I had kids, everything else looked easy!

This small boutique art school has been designed for professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist in Visual Arts. There will be a number of 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form.

WHEN: Fri 31 March 2017 - 10.30am WHERE: Iluka Library Cnr Duke & Micalo Streets, Iluka COST: FREE INFO: ilukalib@crl.nsw.gov.au

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WHEN: Sat 8 - Wed 12 April 2017 inclusive WHERE: Grafton High School 97 Mary Street, Grafton COST: $595.00 BOOKINGS: info@fayboydsfineartschool.com WEBSITE: www.fayboydsfineartschool.com EMAIL: info@fayboydsfneartschool.com PHONE: 02 6643 1528


A CAPELLA SINGING WORKSHOP

UP-CYCLED Community Sculpture

The A Capella group, AcaPelicans invite you to explore voice and harmony. Everyone can sing if presented with the right opportunity to explore and play with voice and harmony. Coffee and tea available for cold coin donation.

Have fun with like-minded people and help construct a meaningful community sculpture with materials from the Grafton Region Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

WHEN:

Sat 1 April. 2017 - 10-2pm

WHERE:

The Pelican Playhouse 81 Through St, South Grafton

COST: $20 BOOKINGS: Kate Joseph - 0412 977 927 katejosephmusic@gmail.com WEBSITE: www.thepelicanplayhouse.com

WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS:

Sat 1 April 2017 - 1-4pm Sat 8 April 2017 - 1-4pm Environmental Learning Facility (ELF). Grafton Regional Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre 704 Armidale Road, South Grafton $20 per session Suzanne Lynch - 02 6643 0200 RSVP - COB Mon 27 March 2017

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IMAGINED LANDSCAPES with Meagan Jacobs This exciting 2 day workshop ‘Imagined Landscapes’ will explore terrain both real and images. Join NSW South Coast artist Meagan Jacobs (fresh from the central desert locations of Yuendumu and Nyrippi) for a creative journey in Acrylic/mixed media painting and drawing techniques. The workshop fee will cover most materials and a light lunch daily. WHEN: Sat 8 - Sun 9 April 2017 WHERE: 105 River Street Maclean COST: $300 (limited to 12 participants) BOOKINGS: www.kingstudio.com.au

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LAYING IT DOWN - Mono prints This two-day workshop with artist Malcolm King explores the many unique possibilities and styles to be achieved through monoprinting. Using mark making, stencils and found objects, this workshop explores the many styles and varied forms of the medium in a non toxic studio environment, Beginning with monochrome then moving onto create unique state multi coloured works. Discover new possibilities for your work and lay the foundation for further print based experimentation. The workshop fee will cover most materials and a light lunch daily. WHEN: Sat 15 - Sun 16 April 2017 WHERE: 105 River Street Maclean COST: $300 (limited to 6 participants) BOOKINGS: www.kingstudio.com.au


HANDCRAFTED BOOKBINDING Delivered in 2 parts, this 6 hour craft workshop will enable you to bind Coptic stitch books. Traditional bookbinder Monique Buchbach will show you how! Coptic bindings have formed the basis of bookbinding since ancient times and are similar to bindings sewn today. Coptic stitch can be used with sketch books, hand written memoirs, artists’ books and more. It is an excellent starting point to discovering the traditional craft of bookbinding. WHEN: Part 1: Wed 5 April 2017 10-1pm Part 2: Wed 12 April 2017 10-1pm WHERE: Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre Meeting Room COST: FREE (Bookings essential)

SHIBORI & INDIGO DYEING Workshop You will learn various ways of creating pattern on cloth using Shibori techniques and indigo dye. Create a beautiful silk scarf to take home. Workshop includes a delicious morning and afternoon tea and lunch. All materials, including a silk scarf, and equipment for the workshop are included in the price. WHEN: Sat 22 April 2017 WHERE: Cowper Art Gallery and Studio 90 Clarence Street, Cowper COST: $130.00 BOOKINGS: cowpergallery@iinet.net.au WEBSITE: facebook/cowperartgallery

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20 APRIL

Sals Sewing PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Adam Hourigan

FREE MOTION QUILTING

Join award winning, Daily Examiner photographer for an informal workshop and hear how you can turn your regular ideas into ones that attract attention. What are photo competition judges looking for? What are some simple ways to make the ordinary into extraordinary. Be brave and bring along your own images for critique. This is for all skill levels, we won’t talk about how to be the best, but how to constantly strive to be better.

Adult Free Motion Quilting Art Panel Workshop with Christine Mitchell featuring raw edge applique participants to bring their own working machine and threads. Requirement list upon booking.

WHEN: Thu 20 April 2017 - 5.30-7pm WHERE: Grafton Regional Gallery COST: FREE BOOKINGS: 02 664 23177

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WHEN: Sat 22 April 2017 9.30am-4.30pm WHERE:

Sals Sewing, 61 Skinner Street, South Grafton

COST:

$10 plus $20 kit

BOOKINGS:

sallybutt@bigpond.com 0427 526 918


Sals Sewing TRAPUNTO MACHINE NEEDLE CASE

MICHELLE MORGAN AUTHOR TALK

Trapunto Machine Needle Case with Christine Mitchell - Construct a fabulous little holder for your machine needles. Learn machine quilting (trapunto, free motion, straight stitch). A FREE kit will be provided for this workshop. All other workshop requirements upon booking.

Join young adult author Michelle Morgan as she talks about her new book partly set in northern NSW. Michelle is on tour to promote her new historical YA novel, Flying through clouds. This well-researched, coming-of-age tale of survival, loss, family and friendship mixes humour and drama as the resilient and likeable main character struggles with adolescence.

WHEN: Sat 29 April 2017 9.30am-2.00pm WHERE:

Sals Sewing, 61 Skinner Street, South Grafton

COST:

$10 (includes Free kit)

BOOKINGS:

sallybutt@bigpond.com 0427 526 918

WHEN:

Fri 28 April 2017 - Time TBA

WHERE:

Grafton Library 126/128-144 Pound St, Grafton

COST: FREE BOOKINGS: Grafton Library - 02 6641 0100 graftonlib@crl.nsw.gov.au WEBSITE: www.crl.nsw.gov.au

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Summer - Jack Hits The Beach Photo by Rebekka Raven Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2016


YOUTH AND KIDS WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS CALENDER START DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

2, 9, 16, 23, 20 Mar & 6 Apr

KIDZJAM

Grafton

31 Mar

Games, Pizza and Music @ the Library

Grafton

31 Mar

Yamba Cinema - Beauty and the Beast

Yamba

1 Apr

AYA Festival

Maclean

2 Apr

Circus Workshop

Yamba

2 Apr

Free Art Workshop

Wooli

5 Apr

Balun Budjarahm Aboriginal Cultural Experience Grafton

5 Apr

Hump Day Amazing Race

Grafton

7 Apr

Free Cinema Screening

Yamba

8 Apr

AYA Music Festival

Grafton

9 Apr

Free Laser Skirmish

Yamba

9 Apr

Free T-Shirt Printing

Wooli

18 Apr

Balun Budjarahm @ Library

Various

FURTHER DETAILS FOR EACH EVENT ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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KIDZJAM

GAMES, PIZZA AND MUSIC

Join us at Grafton Shoppingworld for KIDZJAM. Early Childhood Music Fun for children from 0-5yrs with Mel Smith from Clarence Valley Conservatorium every Thursday from 10:15 to 11:00am. Enjoy a FREE coffee while your Children explore instruments, sing & dance, play percussion & perform, thanks to the Clarence Valley Conservatorium & Grafton Shoppingworld!

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, the library is holding a free games night for young people aged 12-25 years. Chill out with your friends, and meet new people with free pizza, music and games. For more information, visit our facebook page – Clarence Valley Youth.

WHEN: Commencing Thu 2 March, then each Thursday, through to and including Thu 6 April 2017 WHERE: Grafton Shoppingworld COST: FREE BOOKINGS: Limit of 25 per session

WHEN: Fri 31 March 2017 - 6-9pm WHERE: Grafton Library COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Via our facebook page ‘Clarence Valley Youth’ or call 02 6642 0954.

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31 MARCH

FREE YOUTH CINEMA NIGHT – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Have fun with like-minded people and help Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, free tickets are available for young people aged 12-25 for the screening of Beauty and the Beast at Yamba Cinema. For more information, visit our facebook page – Clarence Valley Youth.

WHEN: WHERE: COST: BOOKINGS: CONTACT:

Fri 31 March 2017 - 8:15pm Yamba Cinema, 13 Coldstream St, Yamba FREE (ages 12-25) Tickets available from Yamba Cinema from Monday the 27th March 2017 Giane Smajstr - 02 6642 0954

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1 APRIL

YOUTH WEEK AYA FESTIVAL MACLEAN To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, come to the Maclean Showgrounds AYA Fest jam packed with fun free activities including a DJ, bubble soccer, laser skirmish, giveaways, prizes and much more! Want to know what AYA stands for? Jump on our facebook page and take a guess! WHEN: Sat 1 April 2017 - 10-2pm WHERE: Maclean Showgrounds COST: FREE BOOKINGS: Just turn up!

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FREE CIRCUS WORKSHOP To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, Circus in Education will be running a free workshop as part of the Out of the Box program. Circus in Education presents its very popular Taste of Circus Workshop. Encouraging fitness through fun, participants enjoy learning a variety of new skills including hula-hoop, devil sticks, diablo, spinning plates, feather balancing, rola bola, poi, juggling and human pyramids. WHEN: Sun 2 April 2017 - 3-5pm WHERE: Yamba Skate Park COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Just turn up!


FREE ART WORKSHOP To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, come along to a free and exciting printing workshop with professional artist Louise Kirby from River Girl Art. The interactive workshop provides opportunities for participants to experiment with mono printing. This workshop is brought to you by Clarence Valley Council. Out of the Box workshops are aimed for young people aged 12-25 years, however all community members are welcome to participate. WHEN: Sun 2 April 2017 - 3-5pm WHERE: Wooli Skate Park COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Just turn up!

BALUN BUDJARAHM ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, come along to an interactive face to face cultural experience workshop for Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people. Balun Budjarahm Cultural Experience workshops will include Aboriginal dance, music, songs and art. Their workshops will also include introduction to Bundjalung language. Depending on age and number of participants they may also have yarning circles as part of their workshops. WHEN: Wed 5 April 2017 - 3.30-5pm WHERE: Market Square Grafton COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Just turn up!

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5 APRIL

HUMP DAY AMAZING RACE

FREE YOUTH CINEMA NIGHT

Wednesday of National Youth Week in NSW is Hump Day, a fun sexual health-themed day that includes prizes and giveaways. Hump Day 2017 falls on the 5th April and we are encouraging young people and youth services to join in the fun!! Come to Market Square to take part in the Speed Humps race which includes 5 fun activities that will start conversations about sexual health.

Have fun with like-minded people and help Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, Free tickets are available for young people aged 12-25 for a movie screening at Yamba Cinema. For more information, visit our facebook page – Clarence Valley Youth.

WHEN: Wed 5 April 2017 - 4-5pm WHERE: Market Square Grafton COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Register a team via our facebook page ‘Clarence Valley Youth’ or call 02 6642 0954.

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WHEN: Fri 7 April 2017 - 8:15pm WHERE: Yamba Cinema, 13 Coldstream St, Yamba COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Tickets available from Yamba Cinema from Monday the 3 April 2017 CONTACT: Giane Smajstr - 02 6642 0954


8 APRIL

YOUTH WEEK AYA MUSIC FESTIVAL To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, Jempire Events, Clarence Youth Action (CYA) and Clarence Valley Council are hosting a music event with five local youth musicians and DJ. Want to know what AYA stands for? Jump on our facebook page and take a guess! For more information, visit the event facebook page. This event is for young people aged 13 and up. Proof of age will be requested at the gate on the night. WHEN: Sat 8 April 2017 - 4.30-11pm WHERE: Grafton Race Course COST: $7.50 online presale $10 in person (selected locations) $15 at the gate BOOKINGS: www.ticketebo.com.au/ayafest

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9 APRIL

FREE LASER SKIRMISH

FREE T-SHIRT PRINTING

To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, come along to a free laser skirmish battle at Yamba Skate Park! Get your friends together and then chase them around with lasers! This workshop is brought to you by Clarence Valley Council. Out of the Box workshops are aimed at young people aged 12-25 years, however, anyone is welcome to come along and join in.

To celebrate National Youth Week in the Clarence Valley, come along to a free T-Shirt printing workshop is brought to you by Clarence Valley Council. This laid back workshop will provide everything you need to create a t-shirt or bag that lets everyone know what really matters to you, what YOU really care about. No special art or design skills required, just your ideas and your energy. Loads of templates, images and text options supplied. Alternatively, you can bring your own art images to work with.

WHEN: Sun 9 April 2017 - 3-5pm WHERE: Yamba Skate Park COST: FREE (ages 12-25) BOOKINGS: Just turn up!

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WHEN: WHERE: COST:

Sun 9 April 2017 - 3-5pm Wooli Skate Park FREE (ages 12-25)


Broadcasting live at 7.30-9pm Wednesday nights during the Plunge Art and Culture festival.

FREE ART WORKSHOP Kids ages 5-12yrs can explore story and local culture with the team from Balun Budjarahm. Aboriginal language, art, dance, games and artefacts will be included in these 1.5 hr sessions. Booking essential! WHEN: Tue 18 April - 10.15-11-45am Maclean Library Tue 18 April - 2-3.30pm Yamba Library Wed 19 April - 10.30-12pm Grafton Library Wed 19 April - 2-3.30pm Iluka Library Thu 20 April - 10.45-12.15pm Mobile Library Genreagh COST: FREE

Listen to local artists read their prose or poetry favourites, sing or play their music and talk about their art and why their chosen pieces inspire them. Tune in to 100.3FM during Plunge.

Broadcast by Presenter will be live but Presenter will use pre-recorded sessions, recorded at TLC

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ART, CRAFT AND FOOD MARKETS CALENDER WHEN

EVENT

LOCATION

Weekly

Yamba Farmers Market

Yamba

Weekly

Grafton Farmers Market

Grafton

Monthly

Ashby Community Markets

Ashby

Monthly

GDSC Markets

Grafton

Monthly

Yamba River Markets

Yamba

Monthly

Iluka Markets

Iluka

Monthly

Tucabia Markets

Tucabia

Monthly

Grafton Showground Market

Grafton

Monthly

Glenreagh Markets

Glenreagh

Monthly

Clocktower Markets

Grafton

Monthly

Maclean Community Markets

Maclean

Seasonal

Halfway Creek Local Markets

Halfway Creek

Annual

Jacaranda Thursday Market

Grafton

Annual

Grafton TAFE Market

Grafton

Annual

Grafton Art Club and Craft Market

Grafton

Annual

Ferry Park Gallery Market

Maclean

FURTHER DETAILS FOR EACH EVENT ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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WEEKLY

YAMBA FARMERS MARKET

GRAFTON FARMERS MARKET

WHEN: Wednesdays - 7am - 12pm WHERE: Whiting Beach Carpark Yamba

WHEN: Thursdays - 7am-11am WHERE: Christ Church Cathedral Grounds Cnr Fitzroy & Duke Streets Grafton

MONTHLY

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ASHBY COMMUNITY MARKETS

G.D.S.C MARKETS

WHEN: 3rd Sunday of the Month WHERE: Ashby Community Centre Lismore Street, Ashby

WHEN: 4th Saturday of the Month WHERE: Cnr Fry Street & Mary Streets Grafton

YAMBA RIVER MARKETS

ILUKA MARKETS

WHEN: 4th Sunday of the Month WHERE: Ford Park, Yamba

WHEN: 1st Sunday of the Month WHERE: Cnr Owen & Spenser Streets, Iluka


MONTHLY

TUCABIA MARKETS

GRAFTON SHOWGROUND MARKET

WHEN: 2nd Sunday of the Month WHERE: Squatters Rest Private Museum 23 Collette St, Tucabia

WHEN: 3rd Saturday of the Month WHERE: Cnr Prince & Dobie Streets Grafton

GLENREAGH MARKETS

CLOCKTOWER GALLERY MARKETS

WHEN: WHERE:

WHEN: WHERE:

1st Saturday of the Month 8am - 1pm 62 Coramba St School of Arts Building

1st Saturday of the month 9am - 1pm Clarence River Information Centre in South Grafton

SEASONAL

MACLEAN COMMUNITY MARKETS

HALFWAY CREEK LOCAL MARKETS

WHEN: 2nd Saturday of the Month WHERE: Centenary Drive Car Park, Maclean

WHEN: WHERE:

1st Sunday of the Month (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) Halfway Creek hall, Kungala Rd Halfway Creek

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ANNUAL MARKETS

JACARANDA THURSDAY MARKET WHEN: Jacaranda Thursday WHERE: Pound St Grafton

GRAFTON ART CLUB ART AND CRAFT MARKET WHEN: Sat 3 - Sun 4 June 2017 WHERE: Art Club Centre 365 Dobie Street, Grafton

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GRAFTON TAFE MARKET WHEN: 1st Saturday of November WHERE: Cnr Fitzroy & Clarence Street Grafton

FERRY PARK GALLERY MARKET WHEN: Sat 8 July 9-1pm WHERE: Maclean Showground WEB: www.clarenceriverartsfestival.com.au


Just Kidding Photo by Stephen Otton Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2017


GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS CALENDER START DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

29 Mar

Collection: Flowers III – Beautiful Flowers

Grafton

29 Mar

Behind The Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons

Grafton

29 Mar

DEX: Special Edition

Grafton

29 Mar

Wall Art Installation

Grafton

29 Mar

2017 Clarence Valley Infocus

Grafton

29 Mar

Copmanhurst Preschool : Making Art - Making Meaning

Grafton

29 Mar

If These Halls Could Talk

Grafton

School holidays School Holiday Work & Play Stations

Grafton

31 Mar

Official Opening and Plunge Festival Launch

Grafton

4 Apr

Little SmARTies

Grafton

18 Apr

Arts In Mind

Grafton

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OFFICIAL OPENING & FESTIVAL LAUNCH

OFFICIAL OPENING AND PLUNGE FESTIVAL LAUNCH Join us to celebrate the opening of the Grafton Regional Gallery’s latest exhibitions and the launch of the 2017 plunge art and culture festival • Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons • If These Halls Could Talk • 2017 Clarence Valley In Focus • Collection: Flowers III – Beautiful Flowers • DEX: Special Edition • Wall Art Installation: Kade Valja and Matthew Brydon • Copmanhurst Preschool (Image credit: Frances Belle Parker Can You Hear The Whispering Walls 2016) WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

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Fri 31 March 2017 - 5pm Grafton Regional Gallery FREE 02 6642 3177


Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2016 was another rich year for our nations cartoonists, who continued our vibrant, fearless tradition of political cartooning. From doubledissolution election, senate voting reforms, same sex marriage plebiscite and the census here at home, to the Brexit referendum and the US election abroad. These cartoons bring home to us that their voices are ours, capturing the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and above all, humour. Behind the Lines is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Australian Democracy. (Image credit: Cathy Wilcox 2016)

WHEN: Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 WHERE: Grafton Regional Gallery, Main East 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton CONTACT: 02 6642 3177

Collection: Flowers III – Beautiful Flowers The third exhibition in our floral series contains a diverse selection of beautiful flowers from the collection with Australian artists including Ken Done, Robyn Sweaney and Digby Moran. (Image credit: Christine Willcocks Kangaroo Paw – Anigozanthos Manglesii 1999. Detail.) WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 Grafton Regional Gallery Prentice East 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177

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WALL ART INSTALLATION

2017 CLARENCE VALLEY INFOCUS

Clarence Valley street artists Kade Valja and Matthew Brydon will be showcasing their artistic talent with their large-scale mural in the gallery car park. This project keeps the gallery car park as an evolving canvas for street and wall art. (Image credit: Kade Valja Photosynthesis 2014)

Clarence Valley photographers of all levels were invited to submit work on the theme ‘Hidden Treasures’ for this year’s Clarence Valley In Focus photographic competition. The 2017 winners will be on display in the Gallery courtyard, and upstairs in the Loft all the entries from this year’s competition will be on show.

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

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Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 Grafton Regional Gallery Car park 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177

Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 Grafton Regional Gallery Courtyard and Loft 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177


COPMANHURST PRESCHOOL: Making Art - Making Meaning

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORK & PLAY STATIONS

Students from Copmanhurst Preschool exhibit the artworks from their daytime activities.

Make your own floral art with the Beautiful Flowers exhibition as inspiration Test your skills in the Behind the Lines card game, developed by political cartoonist Christopher Downes. (Image credit: Ken Done Frangipani 1984)

(Image credit: Copmanhurst Preschool) WHEN: Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 WHERE: Grafton Regional Gallery Studio 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton COST: Gold coin donation CONTACT: 02 6642 3177

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Throughout the school holidays Grafton Regional Gallery 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177

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DEX: Special Edition This exhibition showcases the lives and events that make up the Clarence community as seen through the lenses of The Daily Examiner photographers. Rediscover the images as they are transformed from the newspaper page to a gallery setting. (Image credit: Adam Hourigan Boxer 2016) WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

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Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 Grafton Regional Gallery Prentice West 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177


IF THESE HALLS COULD TALK As part of Arts Northern Rivers ‘If These Halls Could Talk’ project Yaegl artist Frances Belle Parker transformed Eatonsville Hall. Parker created a large-scale immersive installation comprised of suspended lengths of billowing fabric imprinted with imagery and imbued with sounds that map the land, the hall, and the people of Eatonsville. Inspired by the underlying Indigenous history and as a meeting place for the hall community, the work offers a space to reflect on the many histories of the hall. (Image credit: Frances Belle Parker Can You Hear The Whispering Walls 2016. Photographer Jules Ober.) WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Wed 29 March - Sat 6 May 2017 Grafton Regional Gallery Main West 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177

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Little SmARTies

ARTS IN MIND

A creative program especially for children under 5, their parents, and carers. Little SmARTies is a creative morning with time in the gallery, art activities, stories and poems, and an interactive music session with a Clarence Valley Conservatorium teacher. (Image credit: Little Smarties 2015)

Arts in Mind is a specialised program for people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for a social morning tea, art activities and a gallery tour and discussion with our experienced gallery facilitators. This program is delivered in partnership with the North Coast Dementia Outreach Service and Cranes. (Image credit: Arts in Mind 2016)

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

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Tue 4 April 2017 - 10.30am-12pm Grafton Regional Gallery 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton Gold coin donation 02 6642 3177

WHEN: Tue 18 April 2017 10.00am-12pm WHERE: Grafton Regional Gallery 158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton COST: Gold coin donation CONTACT: 02 6642 3177


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Angel Photo by Tetley Bryant Clarence Valley Infocus winner 2017


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EXHIBITIONS, LAUNCHES, OPEN STUDIOS AND ART TRAIL CALENDER START DATE EVENT

LOCATION

24 Mar

LCACA 3rd Annual 8x8 Exhibition

Maclean

25 Mar

Seascapes, “Interpretation and Variations

Yamba

31 Mar

Clarence Valley In Focus: Looking Back

Grafton

31 Mar

Mural Art Comes Alive

Grafton

1 Apr

Pamela Denise - Artist In Residence

South Grafton and Coutts Crossing

1 Apr

This Is Not Temporary

Yamba

1 Apr

Double Vision - Pat Jenkins & Julie McKenzie

Cowper

1 Apr

Coldstream Gallery Launch

Ulmarra

6 Apr

Exotica - Collaborative Installation

Yamba

7 Apr

Printmakers: Pleasure, Profit, Posterity

Grafton

8 Apr

Aboriginal Art Gallery Launch

South Grafton

14 Apr

Wild About Wooli Art Show

Wooli

15 Apr

Feathers, Flowers, Fauna and Fish

Iluka

15 Apr

Kerrie Howland - Artist In Residence

South Grafton and Brushgrove

10 Jun

Go Art (Fringe Event)

Grafton

6 Jul

Clarence River Arts Festival

Maclean

FURTHER DETAILS FOR EACH EVENT ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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LCACA 3rd Annual 8x8 Exhibition Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association’s 3rd Annual 8 x 8 Small Works Exhibition. With the theme “messages”, invites artists and creators to create works in any medium within the confines of the supplied 8 x 8” canvas. Entry forms and canvases are available from Ferry Park Gallery. Completed works due 17th March WHEN: Exhibition runs from Fri 24 March - 28 April 2017 Opening Night Fri 31 March -6pm WHERE: Ferry Park Gallery Pacific Hwy Maclean COST: FREE BOOKINGS: info@ferrypark.org or phone 02 6645 3700

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FRAZER REEF SEASCAPES Peter McGrath is a graduate of the Queensland College of Art and recently took up residence firstly in Iluka and now in Yamba. This exhibition is a series of pastel drawings at Frazer Reef, via Iluka. These drawings are all made at the same spot looking towards Woody Head. I painted these studies on rice paper using gouache. They are presented as a hanging scroll. WHEN: WHERE: COST:

Sat 25 March – 16 April 2017, Meet the artist, Sat 25 (Opening) 4-6 pm, Meet the artist, Sun 26 2-4.30 pm. Yamba Museum - The Story House - The Old Kirk Gallery River Street, Yamba $3 entrance via Museum


CLARENCE VALLEY IN FOCUS: LOOKING BACK

MURAL ART COMES ALIVE: Kade Valja

Presented by Grafton Shoppingworld & Grafton Regional Gallery A selection of past winners of the Clarence Valley In Focus competition will be on display in Grafton Shoppingworld throughout the 2017 plunge festival. Take the time to relive past highlights of the In Focus photographic competition whilst shopping at Grafton Shoppingworld!

Presented by Grafton Shoppingworld & Grafton Regional Gallery Kade Valja will bring his dynamic street art to Grafton Shoppingworld and create a largescale public mural in the Shoppingworld Carpark during the 2017 plunge art and culture festival. Be sure to drop by and see Kade at work as he brings his mural to life!

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Fri 31 March - Sun 30 April 2017 Grafton Shoppingworld FREE 02 6642 7770

WHEN: WHERE: COST: CONTACT:

Fri 31 March - Sun 30 April 2017 Grafton Shoppingworld Underground Carpark FREE 02 6642 7770

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KERRIE HOWLAND - artist in residence

PAMELA DENISE - artist in residence

As an artist in residence, Kerrie will be working on a series of new works relating to the concept of play. Kerrie will also be inviting parents and their children into the space to explore the themes of play in art making activities.

Pamela will be creating a giant weaving during her time as artist in residence, engaging with members of the community to create the collaborative art work. The weaving will link to the environment of Grafton and make use of natural materials.

WHEN: Sat 1- Sat 15 April 2017 Tue - Sat - 10am - 4pm WHERE: Plunge Pop Up Gallery Skinner Street, South Grafton COST: FREE

WHEN: Sat 15-Sat 29 April 2017 Tue - Sat - 10am - 4pm WHERE: Plunge Pop Up Gallery Skinner Street, South Grafton COST: FREE

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THIS IS NOT TEMPORARY

DOUBLE VISION Pat Jenkins & Julie McKenzie

‘This is not temporary’ is a collaborative exhibition from two emerging tattoo artist from the area, Laura Burn & Ciana Wilson. The exhibition will explore tattoo culture and how their artwork fits into that world. Exhibition launch will also feature live music and food.

Following the stunning success of “Chalk & Cheese” Kerrie begged the dynamic duo to return. Aging disgracefully, there’ll be something interesting drawn from their boundless energy, fading memories and unbridled genius.”Double Vision” is open for interpretation and not based on Pat’s cataracts or Julie’s drinking problem. Fun. Art. High culture.

WHEN: Sat 1 April 2017 WHERE: Leche Cafe 27 Coldstream Street, Yamba COST: $10 BOOKINGS: Leche Cafe

WHEN: Sat 1 April 2017 - 4pm Exhibition runs Sat 1 April - Sun 7 May 2017 WHERE: Cowper Art Gallery and Studio 90 Clarence St., Cowper COST: FREE

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1 APRIL

COLDSTREAM GALLERY

GALLERY LAUNCH

EXOTICA - Fiona Nicholls & Theresa Edwina Brook

A Gallery promoting local artists and artisans predominately from the Clarence Valley region. Showcasing new and emerging artists from a diverse range of disciplines. Based in the beautiful historic river port of Ulmarra in one of the towns most iconic buildings. Open from 10am 4pm daily.

A collaborative exhibit of performance, installation and fine art. The curatorial concept for this exhibit is developed around the need to present a collaboration between two established local artists and their practice. Working together our processes and creative inspiration evolve where objects and images about EXOTIC DESIRES, LUX SETTINGS and FEMININE VALUES come together in a visual feast.

WHEN: Sat 1 April 2017 Official relaunch - 4pm WHERE: Coldstream Gallery 5 Coldstream St Ulmarra COST: FREE WEBSITE: www.coldstreamgallery.com.au

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WHEN: WHERE: WEBSITE:

Thu 6 April 2017 - 6:30pm UpTown Cafe/Bar Yamba 10 Clarence Street, Yamba www. fionanicholls.com


WILD ABOUT WOOLI Art Show

FEATHERS, FLOWERS, FAUNA & FISH

Coastal Communities Protection Alliance (CCPA) supporting and celebrating local artists in Wooli, Grafton and surrounding areas. An important fundraiser for the protection of beach erosion for Wooli. Works include: painting, works on paper, textile art, sculpture, photography.

With an exhibition theme of our local natural environment the “Feathers, Flowers, Fauna and Fish” exhibition has at it’s centrepiece, a 100 year old collection of birds eggs, complimented by bird paintings by Gladys O’Grady, botanical artworks, paintings and photographs of flora & fauna by local artists. Visitors can also browse the Museum’s artefacts and historical stories.

WHEN: WHERE: COST: WEBSITE:

Fri 14 - Sun 16 April 2017 Wooli Hotel Motel Friday opening night $10 per adult $5 per child. Food provided and a free drink ticket. www.protectwooli.com.au

WHEN: WHERE: COST:

Sat 15 - Sun 23 April 2017 Iluka Museum, Cnr. Charles & Micalo Streets Iluka $2

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PRINTMAKERS Pleasure, Profit, Posterity

ABORIGINAL ART GALLERY LAUNCH

A look at printmaking through the ages and it’s continuing relevance in todays digital age.

The Mend & Make Do Crew Inc’s Arts & Crafts Op Shop is launching its’ Aboriginal Consignment Gallery’ dedicated to artworks by local Aboriginal Artists. A number of the Artists will be available on the day to discuss their works with members of the public.

WHEN: Fri 7 April 2017 WHERE: 100 Imeson Lane, Grafton COST: FREE INFO: 02 6642 4555 WEBSITE: www.prosperopress.com.au

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WHEN: Sat 8 April 2017 - 10am-1pm WHERE: Shed 1, 46 Through Street, South Grafton COST: FREE INFO: 0402 024 209


GO ART Grafton Open Art Exhibition

CLARENCE RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL

GO ART is the Grafton Open Art Exhibition that is in its 5th year and includes both youth and adult art works. Artist both adults and students are encourage to prepare art works for the upcoming art event which is on the Queens Birthday long weekend in Grafton. Prizes will be awarded to artist according to the categories and we encourage you to obtain further details from the Grafton High School website, see Go Art tab.

52nd Arts Crafts & Quilts Exhibition and Festival, Maclean Northern NSW. Opening night Thursday 6th July 2017.

WHEN: WHERE: COST: INFO:

Sat 10 - Mon 12 June 2017 Multi Purpose Centre Hall (MPC) at Grafton High School cnr Fry & Mary street Gold coin donation GoArt.ghs@gmail.com

WHEN: Fri 7 - Sun 9 July 2017 WHERE: Maclean Showground Cameron Street, Maclean COST: $8 WEB: www.clarenceriverartsfestival.com.au

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DIVA NIX STUDIO Diane Valerie Nixon handcrafts eclectic and affordable jewellery. The individual and unique pieces are crafted from freshwater pearl, gemstone, crystal and glass combining various colours, shapes and textures. Enquiries welcome WHEN: Ongoing WHERE: 80 Clarence St, Brushgrove BOOKINGS: 0431 626 691

OPEN STUDIO

FERRY PARK GALLERY

Su Bishop is a glass artist and jewellery maker. She works with molten glass over a flame to make unique and vibrant jewellery. Her jewellery is hand made, original and beautiful. Her work is in some of Australia’s finest galleries.

Over 60 artists and makers with original fine art and handmade crafts all made by local artists.

WHEN: 15-16 April 2017 WHERE: 7 Major Mitchell Dr, Gulmarrad BOOKINGS: 0409 281 892

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WHEN: Ongoing WHERE: Ferry Park Gallery, Pacific Highway, Maclean


OPEN STUDIOS

ME IN MY STUDIO

ART HOUSE

Come along to my studio to see what I do, chat about art or work with me on your project. I am a mixed media artist and print maker and would love to share my world with you or your group. By appointment only

Acapulco Apartment Exhibition. If driving park on Coldstream st near Yamba Cinema and walk down 2nd driveway on left past the Cinema going up the hill.

WHEN: 3-27 April 2017 WHERE: 6 Clarence Street, Ashby BOOKINGS: Suzanne Monin 0434 430 754

STUDIO OPEN Stephen Sessions Pottery Pottery Studio open. Demonstrations available. WHEN: Open each weekend during the Plunge Festival WHERE: 61 Clyde Essex Drive, Gulmarrad BOOKINGS: No bookings necessary for the weekend. Ph 0488384990 for out of hours booking

WHEN: 31 Mar-29 April 2017 Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-3pm WHERE: 1/12 High St, Yamba BOOKINGS: Emma Capp 0416 634 774

SOUNDSCAPE In a picturesque bush setting amongst meandering paths and eloquently designed buildings, 26 artists live paint a live band, the works auctioned on the day and the band acquires the winning artwork for their future promotion.

WHEN: WHERE: COST:

14 May 2017 Tanamon Gallery, 1125 Firth Heinz Rd, Pillar Valley $25 (At the gate)

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GALLERY AND MUSEUM TRAIL

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1

Aboriginal Consignment Art Gallery

Shed 1, 46 Through St South Grafton

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Alumy Creek School Museum

465 Lawrence Road, Alumy Creek

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Bentleg Market & Gallery

36 Skinner Street, South Grafton

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Clock Tower Gallery

Pacific Highway, South Grafton

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Coldstream Gallery

5 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra

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Coombadjha Art Studio

2019 Carnham Road, Coombadjha

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Corindelo Arts & Gifts

9 Yamba Street, Yamba

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Cowper Art Gallery & Studio

90 Clarence Street Cowper

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Charles Street Studio Gallery

57 Charles Street, Iluka

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Ferry Park Gallery

Pacific Highway Maclean

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Glenreagh Memorial Museum

41 James Street, Glenreagh

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Grafton Regional Gallery

158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton

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Iluka Museum

Memorial Hall, Charles Street, Iluka

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Irons and Craig

29 Coldstream St, Yamba

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Kingstudio art + design Gallery

105 River Street, Maclean

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Leche Café

27 Coldstream St Yamba

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Lanbruk's Gunyah

423 Carrs Peninsula Rd, Carrs Peninsula

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Lawrence Museum

Merton Street, Lawrence

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Maclean Stone Cottage & Bicentennial Museum

Cnr Wharf & Grafton Streets, Maclean

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Naked Bean Gallery

34 Skinner Street, South Grafton

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Ross McLeod Bell Collection Lawrence Nursery,

45 Richmond Street, Lawrence

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Schaeffer House Museum

190 Fitzroy Street, Grafton

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Squatters Rest Private Museum

22 Collette Street, Tucabia

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The Shed Gallery

12 Unwins Lane, Goodwood Island

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Tanamon Gallery

1125 Firth Heinz Rd Pillar Valley

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Uptown café & bar

10 Clarence St Yamba

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"What's On Up The Scrub" Studio

236 Baillies Road, Copmanhurst

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Witzig Gallery

80 River Street, Maclean

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Yamba Museum

River Street, Yamba

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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PLUNGE SPECIAL EVENTS

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plunge Pop Up Hub Art Crawl

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS

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Free Art Friday TLC Lower Clarence Community Radio Broadcast

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Entertaining the Clarence

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Screen Composing Masterclass

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Screen | Net | Works

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Star Stories Of The Dreaming

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Bent Bridge Film Festival

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A Walk Through History

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Yoga In The Park

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Maclean Highland Gathering

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Raising the Roof - Art Auction

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Steampunk Gathering and Exhibition

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Yamba Cinema International Film Festival

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Flickerfest

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Harmony Day

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Maclean Show

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Grafton Show

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Finding Harmony

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Celtic & Contemporary Folk Music Sessions

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Performing Arts Nights Yamba Ukes Weekly Session Live ‘n’ Loud @ Library The East Pointers Nia Yamba Dance Jam Grafton Dance Eisteddfod Mixed Bangers and Sizzling Mallets Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda Folk Music Sessions Forces Of War There Goes The Bride

WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATION Mandy Nolan Author Talk Finding Harmony workshop Rag Rug Making Imagined Landscapes Laying It Down - Mono Prints Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School Handcrafted Bookbinding Shibori & Indigo Dyeing Free Motion Quilting Trapunto Machine Needle Case Photography Workshop Author Talk - Michelle Morgan Upcycled Community Sculpture

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KIDZJAM

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Games, Pizza and Music @ the Library

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Yamba Cinema - Beauty and the Beast

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Maclean Youth Festival

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Circus Workshop

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Free Art Workshop

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Balun Budjarahm Aboriginal Culture

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Hump Day Amazing Race

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Yamba Cinema Screening

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Youth Week AYA Music Festival

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Free Laser Skirmish

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Free T-Shirt Printing

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Official Opening and Plunge Festival launch

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Collection: Flowers III

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Behind The Lines

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DEX: Special Edition

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Wall Art Installation

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From Wed 29 March à

2017 Clarence Valley InFocus

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From Wed 29 March à

Copmanhurst Preschool: Making Art

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From Wed 29 March à

If These Halls Could Talk

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Arts In Mind

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Yamba Farmers Market

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Grafton Farmers Market

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Ashby Community Markets

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GDSC Markets

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Yamba River Markets

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Iluka Markets

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Tucabia Markets

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Grafton Showground Market

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Glenreagh Markets

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Clocktower Markets

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Maclean Community Markets

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Fringe events and events falling outside Plunge Festival dates Halfway Creek Local Markets

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1st Sunday in March, June, September and December

Jacaranda Thursday Markets

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Jacaranda Thursday

Grafton TAFE Markets

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1st Sunday in November

Grafton Art Club and Craft Markets

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Sat 3 - Sun 4 June

Ferry Park Gallery Markets

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LCACA 3rd Annual 8x8 Exhibition

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Seascapes, ‘Frazer Reef’

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Clarence Valley In Focus: Looking Back

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Mural Art Comes Alive

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Pamela Denise - Artist In Residence

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This Is Not Temporary

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Double Vision

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Gallery Launch

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Exotica - Collaborative Installation

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Printmakers: Pleasure, Profit, Posterity

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Aboriginal Art Gallery Launch

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Wild About Wooli Art Show

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Feathers, Flowers, Fauna and Fish

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Kerrie Howland - Artist In Residence

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Sat 10 - Mon 12 June

Clarence River Arts Festival

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Crabs On The Run Photo by Annabel Green. Clarence Valley InFocus winner 2017


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