Eurobodalla’s beloved Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre is on a mission to become the best creative venue on the South Coast of NSW. You may ask, ‘isn’t it already?’
Council’s community development manager Kim Bush said the Bas can offer so much more to the community – but needs further financial support.
Since 2019, the Bas has held its legacy as an exhibition centre fostering Eurobodalla’s connection and involvement in art. The Bas is fully funded by Council with a contribution from Mr Basil Sellers AM each year for the biennial art prize.
Ms Bush said Council is looking at creative ways to develop capacity without putting further pressure on the public purse.
“There is so much potential to expand our creative program and bring even more incredible opportunities to schools, local artists and the wider community,” she said.
Ms Bush said the dream for the Bas was to support artists in schools who can build creative skills, provide professional development for local artists and to enhance awareness and community outreach.
“We need support from the community to make it happen,” Ms Bush said.
“We’re calling on all art enthusiasts, passionate individuals and community champions to rally behind us and donate to the Bas.”
“The Bas can provide tax benefits to our community with all donations going to support arts programs, artists and more activities,” Ms Bush said.
Soon, doors to the Bas will reopen after four weeks of painting, maintenance and an exhibition install.
“What a special exhibition it is reopening for!” Ms Bush said.
“Four local artists have come together to showcase light, shadow, form and space in an intriguing exhibition.”
Light Shadow Form Space features the work of Diane Appleby, Margaret Ainscow, Jo Victoria and Stephanie Simko.