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August 2015 exhibitions

Various Artists
Elizabeth Paul, Too Soon Goodbye 2013 (detail). Winner of the 2013 NOW Contemporary Art Prize
NOW - SHOALHAVEN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE 2015
Various Artists

6th Jun > 6th Aug
Main Gallery

NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize is a shortlisted exhibition promoting the best in current visual arts practice. Jervis Bay & Basin Arts vision for artistic expression includes all art forms, media types and genres. The opportunity to hold an exhibition in the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional and additionally to present a Contemporary Art Prize is seen as an opportunity to develop this vision and to establish strong links with Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and other artists.
Promoting new art forms, developing talent and involving young people in the arts in our region along with encouraging existing JBBARTS members to exhibit in a broader regional prize are all aims of this exhibition. These aims are consistent with JBBARTS general aims and objectives.

Major Prize: Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize
Second Prize: JBBARTs Member Contemporary Art Prize
Third Prize: Emerging Artists Prize

Now Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize is supported by Architects Edmiston Jones, Worrowing Jervis Bay Eco Resort, and Shoalhaven Arts Board.

 
Alison Chiam
Ties, String and Wombat Skull
TIES - GALLIPOLI AND OTHER JOURNEYS
Alison Chiam

11th Jul > 8th Aug
Access Gallery

Travel to Gallipoli in 2013 to paint with a group of artists en plein air, led to painting from vantage points across Suvla Bay and  amongst "The Nek", a Turkish trench five metres from the ANZAC trench. Eight trench lines form a labyrinth of infrastructure for the Turks, compared to the single line occupied by the ANZACs.  Overwhelmed by the fragility of life and the absurdity of war, Alison returned to the studio with experiences shaping this body of work.  Interconnection between those near and far; relationship; memory; and the experience of, mates, lovers, family and foe - infuse the subjects and theme of this exhibition.

 
Various Artists
Adrienne Hunt Singing In The Rain 2014 © courtesy of the artist
SHOALHAVEN MENTAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP
Various Artists

11th Jul > 8th Aug
East Gallery

An open annual art competition which helps to raise the awareness of mental health and illness in the Shoalhaven region - with this year's theme - "Being Unique". Artists do not need to have a mental illness to enter, and preferably be residing in the Shoalhaven and surrounding regions. First, second and third prizes will be presented along with a "peoples' choice" award. This popular exhibition attracts a broad range of art practice from traditional through to digital media.

 

 
South Coast Correctional Centre Inmates and Jervis Bay and Basin Men's Shed
CAPTURED ART
South Coast Correctional Centre Inmates and Jervis Bay and Basin Men's Shed

11th Jul > 8th Aug
Foyer Gallery, Courtyard

Consisting of two exhibition spaces, Captured Art showcases artworks from inmates at the South Coast Centre in South Nowra. Outside, in the Courtyard Gallery, ten ullustrated panels form a dialogue as the artwork from participants at Jervis Bay & Basin Men's Shed stand alongside panels painted by the inmate4s. It is a space for men in differing circomstances to share commonality through creative process and the act of reflective experience.

Captured Art is part of an ongoing series of collaborations between Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and South Coast Correctional Centre. Special thanks to Jervis Bay & Basin Men's Shed for their contribution and commitment to the project.

 
Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson Brief Ascension 2008 oil acrylic on canvas 150 x 130cm © courtesy of the artist
MANLAND: A SURVEY OF WORK 1985 - 2015
Robert Simpson

15th Aug > 12th Sep
Launch: 15th Aug 12 noon > 2pm
Main Gallery

In this exhibition spanning 30 years of painting, the artist has curated works that pertain to the underlying theme in his oeuvre; man and his environment. He has chosen works that could be placed in the genre of the figure in the landscape, but where objects, mostly man-made, replace the human figure as a form of the metaphor or symbol of the human condition.

This exhibition reveals changes to his way of making art as well as the varied approaches to his line of inquiry into man's complex place in nature.

 
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Shoalhaven Potters Nowra Spinners & Weavers
Installation of the Creative Moments exhibition in 2014
CREATIVE MOMENTS
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Shoalhaven Potters Nowra Spinners & Weavers

15th Aug > 12th Sep
Launch: 15th Aug 12 noon > 2pm
Foyer Gallery, Access Gallery, Side Gallery

This local, non-competitive exhibition provides an opportunity for artisans and crafts people to share their gifts and talents with others. Many of the items on exhibition will be for sale in the Side Gallery (meeting room).