The Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra presents a vibrant exhibition program featuring contemporary and traditional works, a diverse range of touring exhibitions by leading Australian and Shoalhaven artists, community based exhibitions and works from the Shoalhaven City Art Collection.

Our exhibition program changes every six to eight weeks, and we celebrate each new group of shows with an opening celebration on the first Saturday from 12 – 2pm. These launches provide a chance to meet gallery artists, curators and staff and all are welcome. Please note the gallery closes for installation in the week preceding each launch.

Current Exhibitions


Iconic Australian Houses

A travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums by Karen McCartney

Sat 03 Feb -

Sat 31 Mar

Main and Side Galleries

Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years.

Image: The Rosenberg House, architect Neville Gruzman. Photograph c. Michael Wee

Nuances of Life

Gitte Backhausen

Sat 03 Feb -

Sat 03 Mar

Foyer Gallery

Through assemblage and mixed media artworks, Gitte Backhausen invites you to explore the nuances of life - with kindness, humour and a bit of attitude.

Image: Gitte Backhausen, 'Bobby Brush-Head - On a Good Day' assemblage (detail)

Forest Threads

Linda Balding

Sat 03 Feb -

Sat 03 Mar

Access Gallery

In the exhibition Forest Threads, the printed image, eco dyeing, textural surfaces and embellishment are the threads that merge in the creation of textile art. Linda Balding works with the tactile nature of fabrics, the clarity of print and the variety of dyed hues, natural and synthetic, to highlight the beauty of the bushland environment.

Image: Linda Balding, Forest Understory

Seed to Studio

Kim Grivas

Sat 03 Feb -

Sat 03 Mar

East Gallery



Kim Grivas is a local artist and Arts Educator and as an avid gardener, it is no surprise that she draws her inspiration from nature.
This exhibition focuses on capturing the fresh, humble essence of her subject matter through a direct observation studio practice using oils.


Image: Kim Grivas, Abundance (detail)

Future Exhibitions


Bow Wow

Shoalhaven HSC artworks

Sat 10 Mar -

Sat 31 Mar

Foyer, Access and East Galleries

Bow Wow is a professional exhibition of selected HSC visual art works from the Shoalhaven region. This exhibition aims to showcase the innovative subject matter and quality work produced by local HSC students. The program is a joint project with Shoalhaven Regional Gallery and the Department of Education and Communities.

Image: Tom Page, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, 'Lull City'

Sat 07 Apr -

Sat 02 Jun

Main and Foyer Galleries

Promiscuous Provenance will interrogate the strangeness of the early colonial artists' first encounters with the Australian landscape. Using a range of different media, artist Anna Glynn will populate her own antipodean world with strange hybrid manifestations to invoke curiosity and wonder.



Image: Anna Glynn, 'Colonial Hybrid Reimagined from Joseph Lycett - View of the Female Orphan School near Parramatta'

Translucence

Jacqui Dean

Sat 07 Apr -

Sat 02 Jun

Access Gallery

Jacqui Dean is a talented Sydney based architectural, corporate and fine-art photographer known for her rigorous sense of composition and peerless black and white print-making skills. Nature is a subject close to her heart.


Image: Jacqui Dean, 'Heliconia'

The Ghost Project

Anna Tregloan & The Association of Optimism

Sat 07 Apr -

Sat 02 Jun

East Gallery

Part installation, part museum, part story ex¬change, The Ghost Project embarks on a discus¬sion between audience, communities and artists to unearth the culturally ubiquitous phenomena of ghosts, spirits and hauntings.

Image: Anna Tregloan and the Ghost Project

Jamberoo Mountain Road

Contemporary Australian Artists

Sat 09 Jun -

Sat 04 Aug

Main and Foyer Galleries

In the 1970s, painter Guy Warren and sculptor Bert Flugelman bought adjoining lots at the Illawarra Escarpment at Jamberoo, with the virgin bush and rainforest providing a rich and constant source of inspiration for both artists. After Bert’s death, Guy organised to host a residency for a group of artists on his former property, so they too could benefit from the stimulating landscape and its waterfalls, volcanic rock formations and wildlife such as parrots, possums, wallabies and lyrebirds.

Image: Steve Lopes, 'Jamberoo Study'

Finesse

Nicole Ison and Lee Bethel

Sat 09 Jun -

Sat 04 Aug

Access Gallery

Finesse sets up a dialogue between two artists, Lee Bethel and Nicole Ison, exploring the shared nuances of the mediums paper and porcelain.





Image: Top: Lee Bethel, 'Operculum' below: Nicole Ison, 'Ripples'

Moonmilk

Chris Fulham

Sat 09 Jun -

Sat 04 Aug

East Gallery

The Audio Cave presents Moonmilk, an immersive sound environment that grows in response to exploration. Moonmilk is an exercise in experiential art, focusing on immersion and experience for multiple engagers. Explore the cave, immerse yourself and enjoy the experience.


Image: Chris Fulham, 'Moonmilk'