Ways of Speaking
4 - 23 August 2107
47 Church Street, Bega
This BVRG exhibition showcases the work of 21 local artists from 'Art in the Garage', a part of Tulgeen Disability Service and is sponsored by South East Arts.
The exhibition is at Spiral Gallery in Church Street Bega, with the official opening from 5 – 6PM on Friday 4 August and the exhibition continuing until 23 August. Everyone is invited to enjoy these vibrant and lively artworks.
Art in the Garage employs local practicing artists who work with emerging artists with disability. The project philosophy focuses on encouraging the development of arts skills, and nurturing individual creativity through sensitive mentorship. A portfolio of artwork is established for each artist creating opportunities for exhibiting and providing pathways to professional development.
Art in the Garage has had many exhibitions for both the artists as a collective and also exhibitions featuring the work of individual artists. The project is regarded as unique in regional Australia with artists being invited to exhibit their work in many other regions of NSW, ACT and Queensland.
The project has humble origins. Sixteen years ago a small domestic garage at 35 Eden Street in Bega was converted into a rudimentary painting and drawing studio. The now refurbished garage continues to be used today. Over the last four years a new art making environment has been developed that provides an additional three art making spaces adjoining the original garage site. These new studios provide specialised facilities for printmaking, ceramics, and sculptural works.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.