Grafton ARTSFEST was born of a dream to present to the community one of the best cultural experiences one could enjoy in Australia and now, eleven years down the track, that dream has been achieved.
Artsfest is now held twice a year offering in Autumn a visual arts festival at which a variety of four-day workshops are held, then in Spring some fifty workshops in all forms of the arts make up the program. Every evening some form of social gathering, be it a concert or exhibition, allows the interaction of tutors and students. If you have a creative mind, then Artsfest has something to either begin exploring that desire or expand your talents, and you will be taught by Australia?s leading artists in their chosen fields of the arts. Tutors are carefully selected not only for their art, but also more importantly for their ability to pass on their expertise to their students. Grafton Artsfest is a cultural event open to people who want to enhance and enjoy their creative abilities, gain knowledge and expertise in a field of visual or performing art and explore new ideas in a convivial atmosphere. It aims to provide an affordable four or six days of cultural activities which would not otherwise be available. Artsfest is a non-profit incorporated body supported by local businesses and organizations. The committee believes that Artsfest is an important way of bringing the arts, audiences and whole communities together. It gives communities a creative focus, helps celebrate achievements and forge community identity, and is of significant assistance in generating increased tourism.
Grafton City is situated 360 kilometres south of Brisbane and 670 kilometres north from Sydney New South Wales, Australia.The city is bisected by the Clarence River and was declared a city in 1855.The rich legacy of early colonial buildings, carefully preserved, make the city a major interest to the visitor. Grafton is easily accessible with air, rail and road services and an hour?s drive will take you one to of the many beaches, national parks and other scenic attractions.
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