To honour the Clarence Valley’s diversity, lifestyle and culture, the Clarence Valley Council is declaring April ‘Clarence cultural month’.

The Clarence Valley has an amazing mix of culture, extending from the Dreamtime until today. 

Life on the river has shaped residents’ everyday lives.  The beauty of the landscape and unique lifestyle is a magnet for those looking to be inspired, a hub for creative folks from architects to sculptors, dancers to musicians and everyone in between.

“This April’s showcase of talent is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to culture within the Clarence Valley,” said Mayor Richie Williamson.

“We’d like to get the community thinking about our lifestyle and how culture is imbedded in it. Art and live music probably come immediately to mind but, what about sport and life on the river, are they part of our culture?

“The Valley has a strong rugby league culture, so the event at the Gallery mixing the ‘men of league’ and Clarence Creative artists is a great example of our cultural diversity.”

There are plenty of opportunities to get your creative juices flowing, with Clarence cultural month this April including:

  • Live music – local restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes hosting live music events. One lucky local venue will also win a free gig!
  • Artist at the Gallery – check out our local men of league as they model for some of the amazing Clarence Creative artists live in the courtyard of the Grafton Regional Gallery.
  • Clarence Creative Workshop – local creative practitioners are invited to join this creative workshop to gain vital business skills and network with like-minded professionals.
  • Other Clarence Events – Maclean Highland Gathering, Grafton Artsfest, Grafton Eisteddfod, Maclean Agricultural Show, Grafton Agricultural Show.

Find out more about Clarence cultural month at the council’s website or contact its Economic Development team on 6645 0228.