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October 2014 exhibitions

18 Oct > 07 Dec
Launch:  18 Oct 12 > 2pm


Main Gallery

Something of an unsung hero, Samuel Elyard arrived in the Shoalhaven in 1868 and died here in 1910, and during this time recorded buildings, landscape and river in art, mostly watercolour, that should be celebrated as one of the treasures of our region.

This exhibition surveys his watercolours of the area from his first to last works, and briefly looks at works in oil, drawing and photography. Curated by Max Dingle.

Max Dingle blogs about Samuel Elyard


18 Oct > 08 Nov
Launch:  18 Oct 12 > 2pm

Lissa de Sailles

Foyer Gallery

Seeking the Silence is the culmination of a year long journey into the ancient process of basket weaving and experimentation with mainly locally sourced plant fibres. The silence of the object speaks volumes about the loss of Indigenous cultural practices and the impact that modern society has on the land on which it inhabits.

Peter Gardiner, Debris Field VI 2003, acrylic on board 120 x 120cm
Peter Gardiner, Debris Field VI 2003, acrylic on board 120 x 120cm
18 Oct > 07 Dec
Launch:  18 Oct 12 noon

A cooperative project between Waste Services (Shoalhaven City Council) and Shoalhaven Arts Centre and Regional Gallery

Access Gallery,East Gallery

The need for awareness of the mounting issue of waste management facing the Shoalhaven drives this inventive exhibition which creatively reconfigures waste into resource. Shoalhaven City Council operates ten waste management facilities and has only one landfill at West Nowra. At our present rate of landfill space consumption the West Nora landfill will reach capacity by 2004. Lost in Waste: A Landfill Odyssey presents a spectrum of artforms, artist and informative material to enlighten through an experience that aims to impact on its audience, prompting reflection and creative re-actions. Highly recommended for schools and tertiary education groups. Featuring artworks from the Dingle – Hughes Collection and selected artists