Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a vibrant and creative arts centre located in Nowra NSW. Its facilities include four exhibition galleries, a gallery shop, conference and workshop rooms.
Margaret Dredge - retrospective 1960 to 2001
2 April - 21 May 2013. Launch: Saturday 13 April 12-2pm Art lovers on the South Coast will finally experience for themselves the scope and power of the striking abstracts of Margaret Dredge in a coming exhibition at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, a Regional Gallery of NSW. Dredge, who died in 2001, left a legacy of exceptional paintings, etchings and works on paper, some of which have never previously been shown. At the time when her work was enjoying critical acclaim, Dredge withdrew from exhibiting, for a variety of reasons, appearing in only a few group shows from 1980 to 1992. Despite this self-imposed exile, she continued to be a prolific painter and, during her last 22 years, painted more than 60 major works. The reality of Dredge's paintings is established by the paint itself, applied thickly, by brush, palette knife and hand, forming a sumptuous feast. Her works are best understood when we do not expect a meaning and understand that abstract painting can be its own subject, its own world. Guided tours will be available for this exhibition. Read more about guided tours. A Regional Gallery of NSW
Exhibitions feature works from national and regional collections, the Shoalhaven City Collection, specifically curated shows and exhibitions by Shoalhaven artists and community The Arts Centre presents art, musical performance, film, multimedia and community events on a regular basis and also encourages arts-focused activities and events aimed at development, access and education for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. There is no charge for entry to the gallery. Exhibitions are changed regularly -- approximately every four weeks in the Green, Access and Foyer Galleries and in the Main Gallery every six weeks so take a look at Whats On at the Arts Centre.