The SECCA Collection

The SECCA Collection is an eclectic one, initially largely garnered through the long standing CALTEX Award/Bega Art Prize, which ran from the 1960's, and also regularly augmented by selective purchases by Council, and generous donations of artworks from both the local community and, since the gallery has acheived Cultural Gift status, increasingly from prominent Australian artists and collectors.

The collection is an historical one featuring paintings by Hilda Rix Nicholas, Julian Ashton and prints by Sydney Long. The three pieces of Hilda Rix Nicholas' in the collection have been on regular loan since the artist was 'rediscovered' in the 2010s. Most notably the works have been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and the Mosman Art Gallery.

Recent donations to the gallery include work by Matthew Johnson, Celia Gullett, George Raftopoulos, Ken Done, Julian Meagher and Joe Furlonger.

First Nations works from the BVRG collection feature Tony Albert, Gunyibi Gunambarr, Yannima Tommy Watson, Karla Dickens, Naomi Hobson, Cheryl Davison, Lorna Napanangka and Margaret Rarru.

Since 2014 the BVRG has initiated a collecting program utilising funds raised by donations.

For further information about how you can help build the BVRG collection you can go to our Giving page.