Your library is so much more than books!

Just some of the inspiring faces and voices featured in the exhibition

This October and November your library presents a new exhibition celebrating the people and stories of the Clarence.

Grafton Library’s latest exhibition Local Faces Local Voices’ brings together three local storytelling projects. It is also the first exhibition since our foyer exhibition space has been updated to include comfy bench seating.

‘Stories of the Clarence’ features a collection of works by Photo Journalist Adam Hourigan of the Daily Examiner. The exhibition foyer invites you to view the images and the stories that they tell resonated strongly with Adam and our community over the past 12 difficult months. The Daily Examiner has also made access to these stories are free as part of this ‘Stories of the Clarence’ exhibition. Exhibition visitors can scan the QR code or follow the link to the original Daily Examiner story.

‘We’re In This Together’ by Photographer Minya Rose is a selection of works from her ongoing project of the same name which documents themes of honesty, connection and kindness during difficult times. This digital exhibition is on display in Grafton Library (interactive table upstairs and foyer screen downstairs) as well as the Yamba and Iluka libraries.

‘My Cycling Life’, the Jack Griffin cycling memorabilia collection has been entrusted to local film makers Samantha Lovejoy and Danny Loyden of Cast Net Productions by Jack’s son, Ray Griffin. It is currently being digitised in partnership with the Clarence Regional Library; and sponsored by Bendigo Bank – South Grafton and Baiocchi Griffin Private Wealth. Jack Griffin’s important collection and written memoir will feature in an online museum and podcast, leading up to the 60th Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic in early 2021. You can view this exhibition in the upstairs foyer and main library.