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Artessence - Artist in Residence Exhibition

The Evolving Exhibition - Between 20th September and 10th October, Artessence Gallery Pambula will display work by Artists in Residence Holly Norris and Stephen Yates and local artists who join them for their Plein Air visits to Sapphire Coast beaches.


2016 SHNPA Winner & Finalists

The 2016 SHNPA winner was announced on Friday 17 June: Sally Robinson won the 2016 award of $50,000

2018 SHNPA Winner & Finalists

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is well established as one of Australia's most loved and richest Portrait Awards.

2020 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

2020 SHNPA Winner and Finalists

21 September - 7 November 2020





The gallery is fully accessible for all audiences, including people with disability.

Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib is a 1949 American comedy film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Aguirre - The Wrath of God

A 1972 West German epic film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Using a minimalist story and dialogue, the film creates a vision of madness and folly.

An exclusively commissioned exhibition

Art At Home

BVRG will be open after hours on the last Thursday of each month for workshops, events, live music and a chance to catch up with friends and view the latest exhibition.

Artist's Studio Visit

Visit artist Craig Cameron's studio workshop

ARTS @ EAT Merimbula 2017

BVRG and other professional Arts organisations in the region will present a showcase of local Arts and Culture at the EAT Merimbula 2017 event.



Bagdad Cafe

Thursday, January 18 at 6pm - Film night at the BVRG

Balnhdhurr - A Lasting Impression

20 years of Yirrkala Print Space– An ARTBACK NT Tour

Bega Valley Mural Prize

The Bega Valley Mural Prize is open to artists living within the Bega Valley Shire

Beyond the Selfie

Beyond the Selfie - Take a selfie, print it out and bring out the real you!

Beyond the Selfie @ Bermagui Library

Beyond the Selfie - Take a selfie, print it out and bring out the real you! Go beyond snap-chat filters and face-swap apps and use your hands and a variety of mixed media to work over the top of a printed digital photo portrait.

Book Launch - The Art of Dinosaur Designs

BVRG At Home

BVRG Awards and Prizes

BVRG hosts 3 major art awards


BVRG Kids Summer Program

BVRG Summer School Holiday Kids Workshops

BVRG Response to COVID-19

BVRG Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Bega Valley Regional Gallery Strategic Plan

BVRG TARMAC: Susan Chancellor

BVRG Young Archies 2017

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald Prize 2016 regional tour, on exhibition at BVRG from 24 March - 13 May 2017.



Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics workshop with Ally Dalton and Terry Love.

Childrens Art Workshops

BVRG offers Childrens Art Workshops, developed between gallery staff and professional educators, the program relates to each current exhibition at BVRG.

Christian Thompson | Emotional Striptease

Christian Thompson is regarded as one of the most accomplished and exciting contemporary Australian artists working in the photography and digital media space today.

Colour My World - Art in the Garage

Art in the Garage, a part of Tulgeen Disability Service, presents ‘Colour My World’ at Bega’s Spiral Gallery.

Colouring In

Contact Us

Bega Valley Regional Gallery contact details and location.

Conversation with Julian Meagher

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Artist Residency

Julian Meagher, renowned mid-career Australian painter, will undertake a residency in the Bega Valley during April - May 2017

Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

Creative Kids Workshops

BVRG presents art workshops for school aged children.



Dead Calm

Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian psychological thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams.

Digital Disruption

Digital Collage Workshop

DRAW Tathra

Free drawing workshop in Tathra for the whole community

Dream States Come True

The Dream States Come True exhibition features collages made specifically for the Dream States projection project, and new work by the Tulgeen Art in the Garage project.

Dynamic Sculptures


EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

This important exhibition features the Rix Wright collection, and includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes

Eugenia Lim : The Ambassador

Eugenia Lim : The Ambassador

Eugenia Lim: The Ambassador

Expression of Interest Guidelines


Fashion! Fabric! Fabulous! FAIRE

Featured Artists

Regional artists will be regularly featured here.



Flora Australis: Australian Artists & the floral still life

Featuring stunning historical pieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection along with works especially created for the exhibition by contemporary artists. FLORA AUSTRALIS is the BVRG blockbuster show of 2016.

FREE - Art & Dementia Training

A two-day training workshop for arts and health professionals as part of the NGA's Art & Dementia Outreach Program

Free Drawing Class - EAT Merimbula

Free Printmaking Workshops at Jigamy Farm

ANU School of Art & Design tutors will conduct free printmaking workshops on 23 & 24 June at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation art studio

Freetown Fashpack

Jo Dunlop is a health worker, photographer and blogger who was based in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, on Africa’s West Coast for four years. Dunlop’s evocative and life affirming photographic portraits of Salone fashionistas and health workers involved in the county’s recent Ebola crisis presents two sides of a nations struggle to redefine itself through jaw dropping style after years of violent civil war.

Fresh Salt

Local Visual Artists | Bermagui Project | Four Winds

Friends of the Gallery

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Growing a Gallery with your Support ...

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery accepts tax deductible donations, gifts and bequests under the ATO Cultural Gifts Program.


Heather Burness | Studio Visit

Visit artist Heather Burness' studio and workshop

Heather Burness, printmaker





Indonesian Art from the Asia Pacific Triennial 7


JamFactory ICON Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time

Inspired by patterns in nature, glass artist Clare Belfrages distinctive glass artworks reflect subtle changes and the progression of time.

Julian Meagher | Inlet Outlet

Inaugural BVRG artist in residence exhibition

Julian Meagher - Painting Masterclass

Justene Williams

'The Curtain Breathed Deeply' presents an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by artist Justene Williams.


Kusama Roll Doll



Let's talk about Hilda Rix Nicholas

Discussion with Bronwyn Wright about the life and work of Hilda Rix Nicholas

Liam Benson

Liam Benson : Thoughts and Prayers

Community participatory embroidery, Thoughts and Prayers, (2015-2018) is an expansive assemblage of embroidered flowers created by many and diverse hands in collaboration with artist Liam Benson.

Lino Print Masterclass | CHERYL DAVISON

Printmaker and artist Cheryl Davison will take participants through all the stages of lino printing onto fabric, from choosing a design and making different marks, to printing on fabric.


Bega Valley Regional Gallery is located in the heart of Bega.

Love in the Time of Cholera



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Motel Art Fair

Movies for Newbies

Moving Histories // Future Projections

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia

My Place

Using industry standard digital imaging tools & technology create a digital collage of "your place".


NEON NUDES 2: Life Drawing Class

Life Drawing class using neon materials






Littleton Gardens will come alive with projections and performances. Join us for a free, family friendly fabulous evening out.


Past Winners and Judges

Past Winners and Judges of the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

Portrait Masterclass

Portrait Masterclass with Kerry McInnis

Privacy statement

Bega Valley Regional Gallery's privacy statement.


Black comedy about a blind man, Martin, who takes photographs as "proof" that the world really is as others describe it to him

Public Art

Public Art is a way to recognise local artists and values whilst adding a new dimension to public spaces in the Shire.


Rosie Deacon



Sapphire Coast Tourism

The Sapphire Coast of NSW offers coastal wilderness dotted with adventure trails, picturesque villages, galleries and amazing local food and wine.

School Holidays Workshop with Miss Carrie

School Holidays Workshop with Miss Carrie

School Holidays Workshop with Miss Lily

Miss Lily leads a workshop for primary aged kids (6-12years old)

School visits

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery encourages school visits.


Seraphine is a 2008 French-Belgian film directed by Martin Provost. It is the true story of Seraphine Louis, a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.

Shirley Hannan

Shirley Hannan and her family's substantial gift is her investment in the cultural future of the Bega Valley Shire

South East Arts

South East Interference Volume lll

Shivanjani Lal

South/East Interference Vol. 1 - Rosie Deacon

Rosie Deacon is an artist working in sculpture and installation whose work engages with the spectacle of obsession

Spring Twilight Recital

Vincent Edwards & Bill Hawkey will perform again at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery during a twilight concert on 5.30pm, Wednesday 20 September 2017

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Suspicion is a 1941 romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.



Teacher Resources

Bega Valley Regional Gallery offers a range of exciting student and educator focused learning opportunities.

Terms and Conditions

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is well established as one of Australia's most loved and richest Portrait Awards.

The Archibald Prize - Regional Tour

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2016.

The Art of Dinosaur Designs

Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exhibition of new sculptural forms inspired by Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy’s incredible 30 year creative partnership producing wearable art through their jewellery and homewares label Dinosaur Designs.


The BVRG collection

The BVRG collection represents work from past Art Prizes, selective purchases by Council, and donations of artworks from the community and various prominent Australian artists.

The Fireflies Project

The Man Who Sued God

The Man Who Sued God is a 2001 Australian comedy film starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis, and directed by Mark Joffe. Filmed in Bermagui and featuring the fishing boat the 'Tarpin', a charter vessel, hired from Bermagui Boat Harbour.

The Most Wuthering Heights Days Ever Revisited



The Shirl - National Youth Portrait Prize

The Shirl - National Youth Portrait Prize is open to young artists 16 – 25.

The Shirley Hannan Gift

In 2015 the Hannan family, our patrons and sponsors of the biannual Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award donated the entire collection of Shirley Hannan’s works, which is some 250 oil paintings and pastel portraits.

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2016

One of Australia's most loved and richest portrait awards, the biennial Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award celebrates realistic portraiture in memory of our eponymous patron.

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards

Thoughts and Prayers - Collaborative embroidered wreath

Learn sequin embroidery skills and design a flower that represents something or someone special

To Bead, or not to Bead

To Bead, or not to Bead - fun bead making workshop with polymer clay


Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia's most successful international artists, known for her film, photography and video works.

Treasures of Australian Art 1880 to 1940

Treasures of Australian Art 1880 to 1940 | The Howard Hinton Collection - touring from the New England Regional Art Museum

Twilight Recital

Mezzo soprano Eliane Morel will perform again at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery during a twilight concert on Wednesday 5 October 2016.


Ulan Murray, sculptor

Ulan Murray uses a variety of new and recycled materials including copper, stainless steel and mild steel to produce his award winning sculpture.

User agreement

General information.


Visiting BVRG



Waves and Water

Iconic photographs capture Australian beach culture from the 1930s to today. Sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are depicted in this collection of photographs from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Ways of Speaking

Spiral Gallery, South East Arts & BVRG will host this exhibition showcasing the work of 21 local artists from 'Art in the Garage', a part of Tulgeen Disability Service.

Weapons for the Soldier

A groundbreaking exhibition bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists to examine complex themes of weaponry, warfare, and protecting land and Country.

Who we are

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery, despite being the smallest and most modestly endowed Regional Gallery in NSW, maintains a refreshingly robust exhibition program that showcases not only the best of local and regional practice but also the work of artists that are au courant on the national and international contemporary art scene.


Young & Free | An Australian Discourse

Young & Free | An Australian Discourse: Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert , Liam Benson, Joan Ross, Alex Seton



Zuza Zochowski