Exhibition Videos


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Sat 05 Feb -

Sat 26 Mar

Main Gallery

Prominent Sydney artist Peter Sharp presents forty ‘plein air’ paintings selected from his practice over the past thirty years. These works reflect the artist’s travels around regional and remote Australia and have become part of his ‘toolkit’ for larger abstract works. In situ Photographs of the painted view illuminate the artist’s process of capturing the essence of the landscapes with which he engages.

Image: Peter Sharp, Wash A Woman's Beach 2019, acrylic on board

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Songbird

Michelle Cawthorn

Sat 10 Jul -

Sat 28 Aug

Main Gallery

Within her practice, Sydney based artist Michelle Cawthorn engages with memory as an agent of creativity in artistic practice. For the exhibition 'Songbird', the artist considers the ways that birdsong can link memory with place through a series of drawing and collage works that offer a visual expression of her aural experience, both past and present.

Image: Michelle Cawthorn, 'Interloper' 2021, Archival ink, Indian ink, paper collage and acrylic on Hahnemühle paper, 108 x 156 cm (detail)

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the TERRA within

Curated by Warwick Keen

Sat 10 Oct -

Sat 05 Dec

Main and Foyer Gallery

the TERRA within is a major exhibition exploring the themes impact and survival in relation to the 250th Anniversary of Cook’s voyage to the east coast of Australia, featuring powerful artworks by more than 30 Indigenous artists.

It addresses the impacts of the past 250 years of colonisation and celebrates the survival of the oldest living culture in the world. Drawing from artists across Australia, with a particular focus on South Coast voices, this exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary art, exploring the multitude of experiences and perspectives of this significant anniversary. It acknowledges the trauma, brings new and different voices to light and provides a place to celebrate the continuation of culture, knowledge and connection to country.

Image: Teena McCarthy, 'Sorrow' (detail) 2018, inkjet on silk cloth, 146 x 90cm, Courtesy of the Artist

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Creative Moments

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and Shoalhaven Potters

Sat 12 Sep -

Sat 03 Oct

Foyer, Access and East Galleries

This local, non-competitive exhibition provides an opportunity for local artisans to share their gifts and talents with others, extending their enjoyment in their craft. This year’s exhibition responds to the theme ‘Out of the Ashes’.

Image: Out of the Ashes: Pot by Clair Bruton, Light by Alan Stasiukynas

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An Unending Shadow

Ann and Sophie Cape

Tue 16 Jun -

Sat 05 Sep

Main and Foyer Gallery

An Unending Shadow is an exhibition of artworks by prominent Australian mother and daughter artists, Ann and Sophie Cape. Together they have made new artworks in response to their shared experiences of having a relative living with dementia and its impact on their day-to-day lives and artistic practices.

Image: Ann and Sophie Cape