|Arthur Boyd. The Bird Smuggler 1988, oil on canvas, On loan from a private collection
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a vibrant and creative arts centre located in Nowra NSW. Its facilities include four exhibition galleries, a gallery shop, conference and workshop rooms.
The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre launched three new exhibition on Saturday 18 October. Local curator, Max Dingle officially opened the exhibition Samuel Elyard: Of Place and Time, which features 30 paintings, drawings and photographs. Included among the works on display is Mr Gray's Point from Nowra Cliffs, Oil on canvas, 56.5 x 80cm donated in 2013 by Mr Warren Halloran. Mr Halloran has been a benefactor to the Shoalhaven City since 1965.
Councilor Allan Baptist OAM and Assistant Deputy Mayor opened the Lost in Waste: A Landfill Odyssey exhibition (a collaboration between Shoalhaven City Council's Waste Services). Lost in Waste examines need for awareness of the mounting issue of waste management facing the Shoalhaven. Special guests at the opening were the The King & Queen of Green who gave an excellent performance for the guests in the Arts Centre Courtyard.
Also opening was Seeking the Silence by local artist, Lissa de Sailles. Her current work is in basketry using a variety of natural and man-made fibres.
Lissa de Sailles
Decorative Baskets 2013
Hand spun hanji paper, jacaranda, waxed linen thread
Samuel Elyard (1817-1910)
Tree and Church Scene 1870
Watercolour on paper
36 x 30cm
Gift of Mr Warren Halloran in 1967
Shoalhaven City Art Collection