Arts & Culture

Artists invited to show at The Bas in 2020

Alex Rea 11 April 2019

Creative Arts officer Elizabeth McCrystal (left) with Coordinator Creative Arts Development Indira Carmichael in front of work by Shirley Goodhew.

The newly opened Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre at Moruya, AKA The Bas, is now seeking expressions of interest from artists looking to exhibit in 2020.

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael said new exhibitions at The Bas were programmed in monthly time slots.

“There are 12 slots all up, with each show running for three to four weeks,” she said.

“We’ve already filled most of 2020 but the good news is we’ve held three spaces – April, August and November – for artists with something special to offer.”

Ms Carmichael said Expressions of Interest (EOI) could come from solo artists, group exhibitors, or shows by organisations and institutions.

“The Bas is all about celebrating local and national creative art and contemporary culture,” she said.

“It’s all about bringing enjoyment and benefit to residents and visitors of the Eurobodalla, so we are particularly looking for exhibitions that are thought provoking and conceptually interesting, bold and challenging.”

2019 exhibitions still to come include: 

Jennifer Hawkins, We are made of star stuff
River of Dreams – group show for River of Art festival
Lachie Hinton – Limboland
Keedah Throssell and Leslie Whale The Chalk and the Cheese
Anna Glynn – Promiscuous Provenance
Mirabel Fitzgerald  and Mark Ward –  Come back to where we started
Eurobodalla Literary Salons and exhibition –  Cross Discipline group show
ReVive Art Prize 2019
Vida Sobottka – Remains to be seen

Ms Carmichael said highlights for 2020 included the return of the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

“We’ll also have a solo show presented by this year’s Eurobodalla Art Prize winner Stephanie McClory, what a treat! We have touring shows planned, returning favourites such as River of Art, installations, 3-D works, and so much more,” she said.

This year’s Eurobodalla Art Prize winner Stephanie McClory will have a solo show at The Bas this year.

“Our new workshop spaces will also be ready and we’ll be offering a lot more in public activities – workshops, residencies and educational programs.”

Ms Carmichael reminded the public that Shirley Goodhew’s mixed-media solo exhibition Deep Waters is currently running at the Bas until Sunday, April 14.

“Shirley will be in residence at The Bas this Saturday (April 13), where gallery visitors can watch her work and ask questions about her exhibition and practice,” Ms Carmichael said.

Exhibitions are selected by Council’s creative arts team. Submissions for 2020 exhibitions close at 4 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Submit an EOI at www.thebas.com.au or for more information contact Council’s arts coordinator Indi Carmichael on 4474 1061 or [email protected]

The Bas Exhibition Centre at Moruya.

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