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


Soft Core

Touring exhibition from Museums & Galleries of NSW

Sat 04 Nov -

Sat 13 Jan

All Galleries

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft. Soft Core investigates these practices by presenting existing works and newly commissioned works from 12 Australian and International artists who question the fluctuating meaning of what it means to be soft.

Image: 'Koji Ryui, HAVE A NICE DAY, 2014,’ unfired clay, polyethylene bag, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Future Exhibitions


Sat 20 Jan -

Sat 27 Jan

Main Gallery

Artist Margaret Dredge, an accomplished abstractionist, embarked on her career in the late 1950s. This exhibition focuses on works on paper; etchings produced in the early 1980's and acrylic paintings from the mid 1990's. The works have lain in storage in the artist's studio since being produced and except for 3 etchings are exhibited here for the first time.

Image: Margaret Dredge, Stone the Crows, 1996, acrylic on paper, 76 x 56cm

Iconic Shoalhaven

Group Exhibition

Sat 20 Jan -

Sat 27 Jan

Foyer, Access and East Galleries

The Shoalhaven, with its strong and diverse natural beauty, has always provided a rich source of artistic inspiration. Iconic Shoalhaven explores the history and development of the area and its community through a series of works dating from the 1800s through to the current day.

Image: Max Dupain, Sunbaker