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


Spaces in Between

Virginia Coventry & Jan King

Sat 17 Apr -

Sat 05 Jun

Main and Foyer Galleries

Spaces in Between explores the world of two of Australia’s most accomplished artists, both of whom have been developing their art over the last 50 years. While both King and Coventry’s art is abstract and at first glance seems very different, they are in fact very close in their approach the art making; both responding to light and space.

Image: L: Jan King, 'Triad' R: Virginia Coventry, 'Vertere (to turn)'


Sat 17 Apr -

Sat 05 Jun

Access Gallery

Shoalhaven Mental Health Fellowship and Shoalhaven Health and Arts present a biennial open art competition that helps to raise awareness of mental health and illness in the Shoalhaven region. The theme for 2021 is ‘Tuning In’ be it to the planet, wildlife, people or things of significance.

Image: 2019 Winning work: Vernon Wright, 'Aboriginal Family Tree'


Sat 17 Apr -

Sat 05 Jun

East Gallery

1000 Colours for Lalita is a work made in response to the trauma Anna Nangle experienced living through the recent bushfires. For this exhibition she has created a freestanding room built to contain a mystic, power diagram of coloured, painted squares. The colours spatialise the text of an ancient Indian Sanskrit prayer, The Lalita Sahasranama. The work is influenced by both the minimalist colour field painting of the 1960’s and 70’s and Indian Tantric paintings.

Image: Anna Nangle, 'Preparatory Sketch' (detail) gouache and pencil on paper

Future Exhibitions


Sat 12 Jun -

Sat 03 Jul

Main Gallery

Ozquilt Network Inc is pleased to present Art Quilt Australia 2021, a biennial exhibition showcasing the very best of contemporary art quilt making in Australia.
Art quilts are defined as stitched and layered textiles and have been described by Dr Sam Bowker, Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture at Charles Sturt University as “complex surfaces shaped by the interplay of intriguing materials. More than images they are sculptural –”

Image: Neroli Henderson, 'Whitewash' (detail). Winner of the OzQuilt Network ‘Award of Excellence’ 2019, 94.5 x 63cm


Creative Moments

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and Shoalhaven Potters

Sat 12 Jun -

Sat 03 Jul

Foyer, Access & East Gallery

This exhibition provides local artisans an opportunity to display their creative talents. 2021’s theme is ‘From Mountain to Sea’. Although the three mediums featured are very diverse, they complement each other, enhancing and enriching the viewing experience.

Image: Denise Stevens, 'Scenic Route' (detail), woven tapestry.