Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre
Council is putting the final touches on the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (the Bas), a professional-standard exhibition space adjoining the Moruya Library. The Bas is made possible through grant funding and donations.
The Bas was officially opened at a community celebration on Friday 22 February 2019 and is now open.
- Corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm
About the Bas
The exhibition centre has been named after Basil Sellers AM for his significant contribution to the arts in Eurobodalla. Mr Sellers provided a significant donation for the exhibition centre, and has a passionate commitment to the perpetual growth of the community’s perception, understanding of, and engagement in art. Basil Sellers is also the patron to Council’s Basil Sellers Art Prize and Little Sellers Art Prize.
The Bas celebrates local and national visual art and contemporary culture for the enjoyment and benefit of all who live and work in Eurobodalla or visit the areas.
- Visit the official Bas website.
For more information about the construction of the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre and the Moruya Library extension, visit our major projects and works page.
Basil Sellers Art Prize Exhibition
The Basil Sellers Art Prize, which is now proudly in its 8 year, has a major prize of $20,000, a Eurobodalla artist award sponsored by Council of $5,000 and a $500 people’s choice award.
Congratulations to this year's winners who were announced at the grand opening of the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre on Friday 22 February:
- Anh Nguyen - winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize for her work Jamboree Morning
- Stephani McClory - winner of the Eurobodalla Prize for her acrylic on canvas piece Some days are Rough
The Basil Sellers Art Prize will return in 2020. Visit www.thebas.com.au to keep up to date with competition and event details.
See you at the Bas
The remainder of the calendar year will showcase a wealth of local talent, including:
- Shirley Goodhew
- Jennifer Hawkins
- Lachie Hinton
- Keedah Throssell and Lesley Whale
- Mark Ward and Mirabel Fitzgerald
- Vida Sobottka.
In addition, we will be working with:
- The Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
- River of Art
- The Eurobodalla Writers
- and bringing back some favourites, such as the Revive Art Prize
We will soon call for expressions of interest for possible inclusion in the Bas 2020 exhibition program. We accept EOIs from solo artists, curators, group exhibitions, organisations and institutions. Sign up to be a member of the Bas for updates.
The BAS - become a member!
Now is your chance to sign up as a foundation member.
To celebrate the successful grand opening, for a limited time the normal fee of $25 a year for Bas members will be waived. Membership includes access to exclusive events and parties, discounts on selected events, programs and prize entry fees and subscription to the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre quarterly newsletter – and there’s much more in the pipeline.
Volunteer at the Bas
The Bas is now seeking volunteers to be involved in the new exhibition centre. Volunteers are invaluable support to the daily operation of a gallery space. Our volunteers will provide essential support in a wide variety of roles including day to day assistance with gallery duties, public programs and special events.
The hallmark of a great volunteer consists of excellent customer service skills, a passion for the arts and culture and a willingness to share local knowledge. If you have 2 - 4 hours a week to give and are looking to connect with a vibrant local arts community, volunteering might be the role for you.
Benefits of volunteering
- meeting artists and locals with a shared interest in the arts
- gaining new skills and knowledge
- connecting with your local community and receive invitations to events such as artist talks, panel discussions, performances
- joining programs specifically for our volunteer team, such as gallery visits, artist studio visits, floor talks with exhibiting artists, morning tea events and preview openings.
To find out more contact Council's Coordinator Creative Arts Development, Indi Carmichael:
- T: 02 4474 1061
- E: Indira Carmichael
You can also contact our Creative Arts Officer, Liz McCrystal:
- T: 02 4474 7355
- E: Elizabeth McCrystal