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Arts in the Shoalhaven


Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra is located in central Nowra at 12 Berry Street, Nowra - next door to Shoalhaven Library and opposite Nowra School of Arts. The gallery serves as an exciting artistic hub for the Shoalhaven Region. Each year welcomes a vibrant exhibition program featuring both contemporary and traditional works, a diverse range of touring exhibitions by leading Australian and Shoalhaven artists, Community based exhibitions and works from the Shoalhaven City Art Collection. Exhibitions change every six to eight weeks through four gallery spaces; East, Access, Foyer and Main.

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery prides itself on fostering dynamic Public Programs. It presents art, cultural and community events aimed at audience development, accessibility and education, for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. Our Gallery Shop supports local artists and artisans with an eclectic array of unique gifts. With four spaces available to hire for your business needs and special events we can cater for your event.

The Shoalhaven Regional Gallery is a member of the Regional & Public Galleries Association of NSW and is registered with the Cultural Gifts Program of the Australian Government.

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In 2013, consultants The Shiny Shiny World were engaged to act on Council's behalf to investigate, consult and prepare a strategic plan to 2020. View the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Strategic Plan 2020 Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Strategic Plan 2020.

Call for Proposals - The Terra Within

The Terra Within is a major exhibition, curated by Warwick Keen, to be staged at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery over October and November 2020 as a response to the 250th anniversary of Cook's voyage to chart the east coast of Australia.  The exhibition will use a range of artworks across all media to explore the themes Impact and Survival.  These will be used to address the impacts of the past 250 years of colonisation and also celebrating the survival of the oldest living culture in the world.  The exhibition will seek to explore the differing experiences and perspectives, acknowledge the trauma, bring new and different voices to light and provide a place to celebrate the continuation of culture, knowledge and connection to country.  Three (3) artworks will be commissioned to complement and extend the works being borrowed from public and private collections and the previously awarded major commission by Peter Hewitt.  Individual and collaborate works are accepted as are contemporary and/or traditional art forms.

For further information, download Terra Within Commission EOI and Terra Within Submission form.  Submissions close on Tuesday 9 June 2020.  Enquiries to Arts & Culture Manager, Bronwyn Coulston, on (02) 4429 5444.

Call for Submissions - Wonder & Dread

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery is seeking to commission an artwork that responds to the extreme weather events of 2019 / 2020. These events include the devastating bushfires, the floods of February 2020, and in an ancillary capacity, COVID-19. The artwork can respond to the cumulative effect of these extraordinary events that have occurred within rapid succession of each other. The work could also choose to reflect only on the bushfires or flood, and the effect of those events.
The focus of the commissioned artwork is community impact and connection. The work must include the ability for the community to respond, contribute or connect with the work in some way.  Individual and collaborative works are accepted. All art forms are welcome. We will consider gallery works and works suited to the outdoors (or a combination of both).  For further information, go to Wonder & Dread - New Commission and Wonder & Dread - Submission Form.

Submissions close on Friday, 22 May 2020.  For all enquiries please telephone Bronwyn Coulston, Arts & Culture Manager on (02) 4429 5441.

Wonder and Dread

Caption: Rosemary Laing, swanfires, John and Kathy's auto services, 2002-04.  Image courtesy the artists and Tolarno Galleries.


Large Meeting Room

  • Capacity approx.25 people
  • 6+ mobile tables available
  • Room can be configured to your needs
  • White board
  • Overhead projection screen & data projector
  • Air conditioning
  • Adjacent kitchen
  • Lectern (on request)
  • Wifi

Download venue hire form and conditions here:

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Venue Hire Form and Conditions 2019-2020

Large Meeting Room Hire Fees

Category 1
Non-profit organisation or Arts practitioner
Per Hour
Full Day (8 hours)
Category 2
Commercial / Business
Per Hour
Full Day (8 hours)

Small Meeting Room (ShoalHub)

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ShoalHub is the Gallery's small meeting room - suitable for interviewing, counselling or one-on-one meetings - capacity up to 8 people. Whiteboard and wifi available. Download venue hire form and conditions here:

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Venue Hire Form & Conditions 2019-2020

ShoalHub (Level 1) Fees & Opening Hours

Non-profit organisation or Arts practitioner rates:

Per Hour
Full Day (8 hours)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 2 pm
Other times by arrangement
Commercial/business rates:
Per Hour
Full Day (8 hours)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 2.00pm
Other times by arrangement
Gallery Hire

  • Suitable for cocktail or corporate launches, subject to exhibition program
  • Lectern and microphone available (on request)
  • All works hung by trained professional installation team
  • Climate controlled space
  • All exhibitions marketed & distributed amongst Gallery & Council's networks


  • Shady timber-decked courtyard to enjoy lunch
  • Tables & chairs to seat approx. 50
  • Featured sculptures
  • Adjacent to kitchen and Gallery Shop
  • Access to kitchen

Gallery Shop

Handmade items by regional artisans alongside quirky gifts sourced from supplies afar. Artist designed cards, jewellery & goodies. Stock changes every two months.

  • Unusual gifts sourced locally and nationally
  • Phone payment accepted

Functions / Activities

  • Galleries featuring scheduled exhibitions / available for event hire (pending exhibition program)
  • Retail shop
  • School Holiday Activities
  • Public & Educational Programs
  • Floor Talks & Exhibition Tours


If you would like to be a volunteer and become active in the arts in our City, there are many tasks and activities in which you can be involved. These include gallery sitter, guide, assisting in hanging exhibitions, newsletter mail-outs and reception duties. Become an Gallery Volunteer (PDF, 50kb) application form (PDF 50kb), or read more about volunteering opportunities with an online form to register your interest.


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