River of Dreams Exhibition at the Bas

> Exhibition / Visual art | Moruya

Sat 18 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm (closed Tuesdays). Opening night Fri 17 May.

The Bas, corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural River of Art exhibition at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Center.

A small number of artists who reflect the depth and creativity of the Eurobodalla arts community were invited by the Bas and Festival organisers to create new works specifically for this exhibition.

This is the inaugural year of the Bas being in our lives, and we decided to celebrate by creating a new tradition – an exhibition with a twist; artists were asked to imaginatively interpret the lyrics of the song “River of Dreams” by Billy Joel.

Exhibition & pop-up shop: CABBI Creative Arts

> Exhibition / Visual art / Sculpture | Ceramics / Textiles | Wearable Art | Jewellery | Batemans Bay

Fr 17 - Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm

Batemans Bay Newsagency, Orient Street, Batemans Bay (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Visit the CABBI pop-up shop and browse beautiful watercolours, acrylics, oils, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, jewellery, glass, mosaics and more. Everything on display is for sale and created by local artists. New members are welcome to join.

Marvelous Marble at Batemans Bay Library

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Batemans Bay

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May. Weekdays 10am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-12pm (closed Sun)

Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Local youth groups have been working on marbled vessels over the past few months and are pleased to present them to you at three locations during the River of Art. Browse their creations at Batemans Bay, Moruya, and Narooma libraries.

Marvelous Marble exhibition at Moruya Library

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Moruya

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May. Weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 10am-4pm

Moruya Library, Vulcan Street, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Local youth groups have been working on marbled vessels over the past few months and are pleased to present them to you at three locations during the River of Art. Browse their creations at Moruya, Narooma, and Batemans Bay libraries.

Marvelous Marble exhibition at Narooma Library

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Narooma | Kianga

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May. Weekdays 10am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-12pm (closed Sun)

Narooma Library, Field Street, Narooma (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Local youth groups have been working on marbled vessels over the past few months and are pleased to present them to you at three locations during the River of Art. Browse their creations at Narooma, Batemans Bay, and Moruya libraries.

Eurobodalla Photographic Club Exhibition

> Exhibition / Visual art / Photography | Malua Bay

Fri 24 and Sat 25 May 12pm-8pm, Sun 26 May 12pm-3pm

Club Malua, 40 Sylvan Street, Malua Bay (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

A display of photographs in colour and monochrome highlighting the talent of local photographers. Enjoy images of the Eurobodalla shire alongside moments captured from many places throughout the world.

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Eurobodalla Woodies: Open Workspace and Demonstration

> Open Studio > Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art / Meet the Artist | Mogo

Sat 18, Sun 19, Sat 25, Sun 26 May, 9am-3pm

On site at the Original Gold Rush Colony, off Annett Street, Mogo (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

The Woodies invite you to take a look behind the scenes at their wood-working workshop. Members will demonstrate various techniques including wood turning, sawing and machining on a variety of timbers as well as how to safely use hand tools.

You can make anything out of wood! Children can assemble their own toys (at a small cost) and adults will see how novices can be taught to create many useful items. Tea and coffee available.

 

Open Studio: The Digressionists

> Open Studio > Exhibition / Visual art / Meet the Artist | Surf Beach

Fri 18 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm

Grace Paleg Fine Art Studio Gallery, 40 Tasman Street, Surf Beach  (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

The Digressionists is an exhibition of the students of Grace Paleg at her studio-gallery in Surf Beach.

The exhibition was coined as it was observed that students generally listen to instruction for a while and then Digress onto the road of their own art journey.

The works displayed of the past and present students are wide and varied . . . a Digression.

River of Art Prize Exhibition & Salon de Refusés

> Exhibition / Visual art | Narooma

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm. Opening night Thu 16 May.

SoArt Gallery & Studios, Princes Highway, Narooma (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

The River of Art Prize celebrates the rich artistic life of the region, with artists from Milton to the Victorian boarder invited to enter. This annual exhibition showcases the finalists in the River of Art 2019 Art Prize, judged by a recognised panel of artists.

This year, first prize is $2,000 with $250 for the runner up and $100 for a highly commended work. The Salon de Refusés exhbition for works not shortlisted will be held concurrently in the studios directly behind the Gallery.

  • Art Prize entries close: Sat 20 April
  • Opening night and winners announced: Thu 16 May, 5.30pm-7.30pm, join us for canapés and drinks
  • Exhibition open: Fri 17 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm daily, and extended hours on Sat 18 May from 5pm-7pm before the Kinema Kabaret performance

Artisans Nest Gallery Exhibition: Layers – Remnants of the Past

> Exhibition / Visual art / Textiles | Wearable Art | Jewellery | Bodalla

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm

Artisans Nest Gallery, 56 Princes Highway, Bodalla (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Explore the old groom’s cottage at Bodalla, circa 1875, which has housed the Artisans Nest cooperative for 7 years.

Using history, architecture, crafts, textiles, buildings, nature, art, food, even transport for inspiration, the artists evoke memories of times and people gone by to bring you this eclectic exhibition of a variety of mediums including fibre, paint, mosaic, leather and vintage textiles.

Exhibition: Tracks, the Feel of Footfall

> Exhibition / Visual art | Durras

Fri 17 to Sun 26 May, 10am-4pm. Opening night Thu 16 May.

Durras Progress Hall, corner of Corilla and Banyanda streets, South Durras (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

This group exhibition presents a range of artists’ interpretations of tracks and their meaning.

In nature tracks – both human and other species’ – are ubiquitous. As well as often making beautiful patterns, tracks can tell us many things, and have different meanings for different people. Come and discover yours.

 

Splinters Group Annual Exhibition

> Exhibition / Visual art | Moruya

Fri 17 to Sun 26 May, 10am-4pm. Opening night Fri 17 May.

Mechanics Institute, off Page Street, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Splinters is a diverse group of makers who live and work in the Eurobobodalla.

Members come together for the River of Art Festival to showcase and share their love of timber in furniture.

Splinters are Rob Patzke, Kotti Sallai, Dean Shirley, Eric Simes, Clay Stafford, Doug Rosemond, Graham Peterkin, Mark Lenny, Mark Barraclough, Richard Pass.

Exhibition: Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat

> Exhibition / Visual art | Mogo

Fri 17 to Fri 31 May, 10am-4pm

The Gallery, Sydney Street, Mogo (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

The Gallery invites you to this exhibition of 2D and 3D works, inspired by a theme that reflects the diverse beauty of the Eurobodalla Shire with its many beaches, waterways and marine life.

Stop by during the River of Art, or visit the exhibition as it continues until the end of May.

 

Apma Creations Exhibition

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Tilba | Akolele

Fri 17 to Mon 27 May, 10am-4pm

Apma Creations, 17 Corkhill Drive, Central Tilba (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Visit Merryn Apma’s gallery and take in a breathtaking display of Aboriginal artworks from the region and around Australia.

Comrades in Art Exhibition: Being Here

> Exhibition / Visual art | Moruya

Fri 17 to Sun 19 and Fri 24 to Sun 26 May, 10am-4pm. Opening night Fri 17 May.

Air Raid Tavern, 73 Vulcan Street, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

CIA – Comrades in Art – are an art collective formed after the closure of Arts & Media Study at Bega TAFE. They are known for their collaborative artworks, but each artist has their own unique style on show at this group exhibition.

  • Opening night: Fri 17 May, 4pm-8pm
  • Exhibition open: Fri 17 to Sun 19 and Fri 24 to Sun 26 May, 10am-4pm
  • More: 0427 738 033

Exhibition: Who’s Been Sitting on My Chair?

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Moruya

Sat 18 to Sun 26 May, during Museum opening hours.

Moruya Museum, 85 Campbell Street, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Throughout history chairs have symbolized the life and times of designers and consumers.

Like any work of art, we can learn about the culture they came from by looking at how they were made, who made them, and their style. What was important at the time? Who were they made for? What space did they inhabit?

This exhibition features chairs from the Museum’s collection combined with stories about their owners providing an unusual glimpse into Moruya’s history.

  • Exhibition: Sat 18 to Sun 26 May:
    • Saturdays 10am-4pm
    • Sundays 11am-2pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm
    • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Official opening: Sat, 18 May, 2pm
  • Museum entry cost: $5 at the door
  • More: secretary@mdhs.org.au

MACS Annual Art Exhibition

> Exhibition > Child-friendly / Visual art | Narooma | Kianga

Sat 25 and Sun 26 May, 10am-8pm. Opening night Fri 24 May.

Montague Room at Club Narooma, Princes Highway, Narooma (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

MACS Annual Art Exhibition is now in its 38th year and, for the first time, is being held as part of the River of Art festival.

With local artists and Montague Arts and Craft Society members with paintings of all mediums on display and a wide range of craft for sale, this annual exhibition is sure to please.

River of Art Festival Official Opening

> Exhibition / Visual art | Moruya

Fri 17 May, 6pm-8pm

The Bas, corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Join us for the River of Art festival opening and launch of the inaugural River of Art exhibition, River of Dreams, at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre.

Archibald prize and multi-award winning artist Wendy Sharpe will open the festival while you enjoy refreshments and live music from harpist Yasmine Russell.

Art on Parade: Purusha and Lee Honey at Sydney St Gallery

> Art on Parade > Exhibition / Visual art / Meet the Artist | Mogo

Sat 18, Sun 19, Sat 24 & Sun 25 May, 11am-4pm

Sydney St Gallery, 28 Sydney Street, Mogo (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

Come and view works exploring the theme of “play” – be it through play in the titles, play in the content, or works that were just fun to create.

Purusha will be drawing from his existing work to feature pieces that represent the theme, while Lee Honey’s ‘Play’ is an installation of small watercolour paintings of birds, plants, minerals and sea corals together with cultural objects such as suitcases and tea cups that form a kind of whimsical wallpaper.

  • Art on Parade: Sat 18, Sun 19, Sat 24 & Sun 25 May
    • weekends: 11am-4pm
    • weekdays: closed

Artists in Conversation: River of Dreams Exhibitors at the Bas

> Exhibition > Artists in Conversation / Visual art / Meet the Artist | Moruya

Sat 18 May, 11am

The Bas, corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya (Map at bottom of page)

Wheelchair accessible: N/A

This moderated panel conversation between artists exhibiting at the River of Dreams exhibition is sure to be a delight.

For this year’s signature River of Art exhibition, artists were asked to imaginatively interpret the lyrics of the song “River of Dreams” by Billy Joel. Hear from them in this discussion about their works and the choices behind them.