Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Carla Fletcher, Twin Souls Linda Jackson.

Bega Valley Regional Gallery is the region’s only publicly funded gallery and an outpost for contemporary visual culture.

It is idyllically situated within the Bega Valley Shire on the land of the original custodians, the people of the Yuin Nation.

Holding up to eight important exhibitions annually, workshops and screenings, the gallery also boasts one of the country’s richest and most loved portrait awards, the Shirley Hannan National Portraiture Award, a $50,000 non-acquisitive prize for realistic portraiture.

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council, and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Partners include Art Gallery of NSW, The National Maritime Museum, The Australian War Memorial, Museums & Galleries NSW, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and University of New South Wales Art & Design to name a few.

The gallery also collaborates with fellow professional arts organisations, fLiNG Physical Theatre, Four Winds Festival and South East Arts.

Opening hours:
  • Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 4pm
  • Saturday from 9am until 12 noon
  • Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and most public holidays.

2017 Exhibitions

Tracey Moffatt – May 19 to July 8

Treasures of Australian Art 1880 to 1940 – July 14 to September 30

The Shirl – National Youth Portrait Prize – 6 October – 25 November 2017

INDO POP – 1 December – 17 February 2018

A vital component of its parent organisation, the Bega Valley Shire Council, the gallery adheres to the BVSC guiding principles of Equity, Access and Participation while being the primary way cultural services are provided to the growing region. The gallery is an important resource for its artistically rich and diverse community.

Artists in regional and remote places don’t have access to services in the same way as metropolitan Australians. This is a challenge, not a disadvantage. Regional people work more closely together, rely on each other: you have to nurture relationships when there is only one framer in town, you need to plan ahead when the barge only delivers goods once a week. Regional arts bring people together.

Regional Arts Australia, Stats & Stories.

Address: Zingel Place, Bega NSW
Phone: 02 6499 2202