The aboriginal word for Nowra the ‘Black Cockatoo’ has been the inspiration for the new rebrand of the renamed Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery.
Over the past 13 years, the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery has become a creative hub for the Shoalhaven community and wider regional area. The Gallery provides a professional space for housing the Shoalhaven City Art Collection, supporting and showcasing local artists, exhibiting the best local, regional and national art for our community, showcasing events, workshops and providing creative enjoyment.
Shoalhaven City Council decided to rebrand the Gallery to the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra to showcase the local area and our local talent. The new branding reflects and confirms the gallery’s commitment to visual arts, artists and communities of the Shoalhaven.
The logo design is inspired by Nowra, the Aboriginal word for Black Cockatoo. The feather signifies our unique location through the inclusion of colours found in the Black Cockatoo’s tail feather and the colour palette of the Shoalhaven coast. The feather is also a versatile artistic tool creates a connection to artists and artmaking. The blue underscore represents the familiar natural feature of the Shoalhaven, water. The rebrand was designed inhouse through Council.
Mayor Councillor Amanda Findley said, “The Regional Gallery, is committed to providing a vibrant and engaging public program designed to further community relationships and continue to fulfil the role as the ‘go to’ arts hub.”
If you would like to join the Gallery in this new and exciting journey, get involved and fill out an Expression of Interest to exhibit in 2018, nominate someone for Shoalhaven Arts Board Awards or apply for the Shoalhaven Arts Grant for 2018. Visit www.shoalhavenartscentre.com.au for more information.
The Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra look forward fostering dynamic creative and cultural programs and further strengthening access and engagement with the Shoalhaven Community.