Vanessa Barbay, Falling (Spring Kookaburra), 2020.

Making Community Exhibition and People’s Choice Award

Although this winter we have not been able to stage a physical version of the SeeChange Festival due to COVID-19, Jervis Bay and Basin Arts is pleased it has been able to create an online gallery to exhibit and sell work by local artists and makers.

We sincerely thank our sponsors for their support in making this happen. In particular, we would like to acknowledge Shoalhaven City Council for the additional financial support it has provided from the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund.

The Making Community Exhibition presents work by members of Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Inc. – from experienced artists and makers right through to those new to creative practice who are exhibiting for the first time.

We invite you to browse and buy from this wonderfully diverse range of visual art, small sculpture and crafted objects. Every purchase provides valuable support for our arts community. 

Vote in the People’s Choice Award for the work you most admire. The winner by popular vote receives $500 and their name added to a perpetual trophy.

View until 30 September / Vote by 31 August 2020

Jervis Bay and Basin Arts thanks popular Huskisson retail outlet, Jay on the Bay, for their continued sponsorship of the Making Community People’s Choice Award. Last year’s winner, Vanessa Barbay, has entered two more striking works from her unique arts practice (one featured above). Be sure to take a close look at these and all the other entries.

MG Dingle + GB Hughes Collection

Jervis Bay and Basin Arts also thanks Life Member, artist, curator and writer, Max Dingle, for donating his time, experience and skills to support the Making Community Exhibition and People’s Choice Award. 

In January 2020 Max was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in well-deserved recognition of his outstanding service to culture and arts in the Shoalhaven. 

SeeChange 2020 being online gives Jervis Bay and Basin Arts an unexpected opportunity to acknowledge a particular dimension of Max’s contribution to our city, the MG Dingle + GB Hughes Collection. This significant art collection and archive was assembled by Max and his partner, the late Gavin Hughes, over a period of 50 years. It was gifted to the Shoalhaven City Art Collection in June 2008 to help further the reputation of the collection and provide opportunities for residents of the Shoalhaven to view works by leading contemporary Australian artists. 

Dr Natalie McDonagh, President of Jervis Bay and Basin Arts and SeeChange Festival Director, has selected 40 of some 400 works to share with you by way of introduction to this rich and generous gift to our community.

Discover MG Dingle + GB Hughes Collection

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Jervis Bay and Basin Arts

Our not-for-profit community association – run by dedicated volunteers – has been cultivating cultural arts in our region for more than 20 years.

We have been staging the SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival since 2000. In 2018, the festival became an annual event, strengthening its presence as a cultural beacon in the Shoalhaven.

Jervis Bay and Basin Arts welcomes members from all fields of creative and performing arts. We also welcome people who are general supporters of the arts who believe in the value and importance of the arts to enrich the culture, vibrancy and well-being of communities.

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