Shoalhaven Regional Gallery’s Response to COVID-19

In the interest of the health and safety of all our patrons and staff, we are complying strictly with NSW Public Health Orders to protect everyone who comes through our doors.

TO ENTER the Gallery, you must adhere to the following:

  • If you are aged 16 or over you must be fully vaccinated and show proof of your vaccination record (digital record or printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate).
  • If you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated member of your household.
  • Check in and out of the Gallery using the Service NSW app for contact tracing purposes.
  • Show staff at concierge desk that you have signed in.
  • If you are aged 12 or over you must wear a mask at all times. Evidence of a mask exemption is required to be sighted by staff to enter building.
  • Observe the 1 person per 4 sqm rule.
  • If you are from the Greater Sydney area, including Wollongong and Shellharbour you are not able to enter our facilities at this time. 
  • Treat other patrons and Gallery staff with courtesy and respect — aggressive and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Patrons who do not comply with conditions of entry will be asked to leave by Gallery staff.

You ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER these facilities if you are experiencing or exhibiting symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19, respiratory illness or other infectious illness or disease.

Such symptoms may include:


Chills or sweats


Sore throat

Shortness of breath

Runny nose

Loss of sense of smell

Skin rash, lesions, or sores.

If you are experiencing or exhibit any of these symptoms whilst at these facilities, you may be asked to leave.


Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants now open

The 'A Sense of Place Grant' offers up to $10,000 for an art project with a defined public outcome, supporting art forms such as photography, music, dance, new art forms, performance and literature. The project should be ambitious and actively connect and engage audiences within the Shoalhaven.

Eligible activities might include:

-Development or promotion of art-based exhibitions;

-Film production;

-Music composition and presentation;

-Literary and theatrical enterprises;

-Projects with a strong community cultural development framework.

Applications close December 10 - more information here 

The 'Arts Practitioners Professional Development Grant' supports artists and arts workers to develop and enhance their skill-set across the visual, performing and literary arts.

Up to $3000 is available for eligible activities including: mentorships, residencies, research trips, masterclasses, and creative developments.

Applications close December 10, more information here


Young Archie Writing Competition

Calling all young authors!

South Coast Writers Centre, in association with our Young Archie Competition, are looking for real life stories from young people aged 9 - 18.
Get your entries in before October 16 - you can find more information here


Impressions of 2020 Digital Catalogue

Early this year the Shoalhaven Arts Board and Shoalhaven City Council invited local kids to submit a creative response that shows their impressions of 2020 and what it meant to them.

The resulting works - drawings, paintings, poems, written reflections and more - offer a deeply personal and compelling insight into the year from the eyes of our young people. All works are available to view here

This work is 'COVID Life' by Laila Lantouris from Sanctuary Point Public School