Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Bega Valley Regional Gallery

A: Zingel Pl, Bega NSW

P: +61 2 6499 2222

E: gallery@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

W: gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au

As one of the most remote public galleries in the state, Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) acts as an important cultural outpost on the traditional lands of the people of the Yuin Nation, sitting alongside pristine wilderness, rich pastures, unspoiled coastline and boutique villages.

The gallery itself holds up to eight important national and touring exhibitions annually and is responsible for one of the country’s pre-eminent portrait awards, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, a biannual $50,000 non-acquisitive prize for realistic portraiture.

EXHIBITIONS

Presenting important touring exhibitions from Museums & Galleries of NSW and the Jam Factory, as well as curating exhibitions by leading contemporary Australasian artists, BVRG has a fresh perspective on contemporary art practice through a regional lens.

AWARDS

In addition to the biannual Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, BVRG fits two other art awards into its regular calendar. The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize open to artists between the ages of 16 and 25. It is the only portrait prize specifically targeted at young and emerging Australian artists.

The Bega Valley Mural Prize exclusively highlights artists living and working within the Bega Valley Shire. Two artists are chosen annually to present large-scale reproductions of their work as murals on Bega Valley Shire Council water tanks. There is a $35,000 main prize and the judges select three additional awards for the best contemporary works addressing religious or spiritual themes.

FACILITIES

  • Library
  • Onsite parking
  • Parklands
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes

FEATURED STORIES AND EXHIBITIONS

Eugenia Lim: The Ambassador

Presenting the touring exhibition by Eugenia Lim.

Group Exhibition: CRAFTIVISM. Dissident Objects + Subversive Forms

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition CRAFTIVISM. Dissident Objects + Subversive Forms

Group Exhibition: Weapons for the soldier, protecting Country, culture & family

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition 'Weapons for the soldier, protecting Country, culture & family'.

Group Exhibition: Contemporising the Modern

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition Contemporising the Modern.

Group Exhibition: I Heart Paint

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition I Heart Paint.

Group Exhibition: South/East Interference Volume II

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition South/East Interference Volume II.

Rosie Deacon: South/East Interference Vol. 1

Bega Valley Gallery presents work by Rosie Deacon.

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu: Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Bega Valley Regional Gallery presents work by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.