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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

NOW Contemporary Art Prize 2019

NOW Contemporary is the biggest biennial visual arts prize on the South Coast.  With a prize pool of more than $10,000, this prize will attract artists of note from across NSW and Australia.  Contact Shoalhaven Regional Gallery on (02) 4429 5444 for more information or go to NOW Contemporary Art Prize 2019 to enter.  Entries are now closed.

Shoalhaven Arts Board - Arts Practitioners Professional Development Grants -  2019

Applications are now open for a one-off Grants program.  Grants of up to $3,000 are available for activities that support individual artists, arts workers and/or small groups to further develop and enhance their skill-set, connect with peers and build sustainable careers through professional development activities.  Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.  Download the Arts Practitioners Professional Development Grant Application 2018-2019 and Guidelines or pick up from Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry St, Nowra.  All enquiries to Arts & Culture Manager, Bronwyn Coulston on (02) 4429 5444.  Applications closed on Friday, 10 May 2019, however grants will be offered again in 2019/2020.



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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