Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant Recipients

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Headspace Nowra and Connect Sanctuary Point are among the recipients of more than $37,000 in funding awarded to local community groups, charities and schools as part of the 2022 Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants Program.  

Grants were awarded across two categories: Professional Development Grants and Sense of Place Grants. Professional Development Grants support individual artists, arts workers and small groups to build or enhance their skills and develop sustainable careers in visual, performing and literary arts. Sense of Place Grants support art projects with a public outcome that improve community engagement with the arts and enhance the urban environments of the Shoalhaven.  

2022 grant recipients:

Professional Development Grants: 

Brooke Boland – Advanced Creative Non-Fiction course - $420 

Joanna Thomas – Colour Pencils in Contemporary Botanical Art - $1,900 

Damien Lane and Johnny Leahy – Attendance at the Australian International Documentary Conference 2022 - $3,000 

Sense of Place Grants: 

Connect Sanctuary Point – Outdoor Art Space - $2,500 

Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra – South Coast Sketches - $10,000 

Headspace Nowra – Vincentia High School Pride Mural - $10,000 

Nowra Public School – Connecting Community to School - $10,000 

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley congratulated successful grant recipients and thanked them for the contribution they make to the Shoalhaven community. “Now more than ever we all need opportunities for human connection, interaction and creativity. Each of the successful grant projects will achieve this, and collectively will make a big difference in the lives of our community members”, Mayor Findley said. 


New modular walls

The Gallery hanging space has been greatly increased due to the arrival of modular wall system from POD Museum and Art Services. This will allow us to show more wonderful works and host touring shows from major institutions in the future! 

With thanks to the New South Wales Government, whose Creative Capital Grants, alongside support from Shoalhaven City Council, made this possible.



New Horizons Award Winners

Congratulations to all the 'New Horizons' Prize Winners and a huge thank you to our sponsors, S&S Wholesale and Shoalhaven Artists and Friends!

  •  Shoalhaven Art Society Award for Excellence: Emma Cooper-Murchie, Nowra High School
  •  Shoalhaven Art Society Highly Commended: Sam Mullins, Nowra Anglican College
  • S&S 1st Prize - Excellence: Astrid Shepard, Nowra Anglican College
  •  S&S 2nd Prize - Highly Commended: Asha Uebe, St John The Evangelist Catholic High School
  •  S&S 3rd Prize - Innovative: Nirvana Nesic Short, Ulladulla High School

Image: Sam Mullins, 'Look at me, I was there' 


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.

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.

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