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July 2017 exhibitions

Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Inc
Ulan Murray, 'Equilibrium.' Winner of the Open Prize 2015 (steel and copper)
NOW CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Inc

20th May > 8th Jul
Main Gallery, Foyer Gallery

JBBARTS vision for artistic expressions includes all art forms, media types and genres.  This exhibition is seen as an opportunity to develop this vision and to establish strong links with the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional Gallery 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.  Held bi-annually, this is the third NOW Contemporary Art Exhibition.

 
Donald Keys
Donald Keys, 'Domestic Goddess' portrait of Melbourne artist Matthew Quick
ART HEADS
Donald Keys

20th May > 8th Jul
Access Gallery, East Gallery

For the past two years Donald Keys been working on a series of portraits of Contemporary Australian artists he admires and respects including: Carlos Barrios, Anita Larkin, Vince Vozzo, Sally Ryan, Mertim Gokalp, Paul Miller and more than a dozen others.

This current crop of artists make a unique contribution to the Australian art scene—enriching our culture. They pay homage to their cultural heritage yet make their work intrinsically Australian.

This exhibition features the artist’s portrait embedded in an interpretation of the style of their work.

 
Gary Grealy
Gary Grealy, Max Dingle 2016
ART - MAKER, PATRON, LOVER
Gary Grealy

15th Jul > 2nd Sep
Main Gallery

In this series of portraits, professional photographer Gary Grealy captures some of the most unique characters of Australia’s art world. This world inhabited by the talented, strong, generous and at times eccentric characters of art patrons, gallery directors, art lovers and artists is portrayed as a carefully constructed and realised universe with film noir overtones.

 
Community Project
Kylie Douglass, 'Awakening' carved cuttlefish bone
SEA OF WASTE
Community Project

15th Jul > 2nd Sep
East Gallery

‘Sea of Waste’ is a public art project celebrating the beauty of our coastal and marine environment, whilst  raising awareness of the impact waste has on our precious natural surrounds. Community groups, local schools and established local artists are producing insightful works in response to Sea of Waste. Recycling of waste materials and use of organic materials have provided lots of opportunity to find new ways to communicate the importance of protecting and nurturing the Shoalhaven environment.

 

 
Annual Open Art Competition
2016 winning entry On The Top of the World by Vladimir Barac
SHOALHAVEN MENTAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP
Annual Open Art Competition

15th Jul > 2nd Sep
Access Gallery

An annual open art competition that helps to raise awareness of mental health and illness in the Shoalhaven region. The prize celebrates Schizophrenia Awareness Week and entries are encouraged to have a positive theme reflective of recovery and personal growth. This competition is open to anyone living in the Shoalhaven region regardless of having a mental illness or not, and aims to reduce prejudice, discrimination and stigma in the community and to create hope for persons with any mental health issues.