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Gwendoline (Shirley) Steward (Aboriginal)
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The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a regional art gallery located in the heart of Nowra NSW. The exhibition program features both contemporary and traditional works, touring exhibitions by leading Australian and Shoalhaven artists, Community-based exhibitions and works from the Shoalhaven City Collection. Exhibitions are changed approximately every six weeks in the East, Access and Foyer Galleries and in the Main Gallery every eight weeks.

The Arts Centre also prides itself on fostering dynamic Public Programs. It presents art, cultural and community events aimed at development, access and education for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. The Centre's facilities include; four exhibition spaces, a gallery shop, a meeting room, a music studio, an artmaking studio, a courtyard and catering area for functions.

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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is administered by Shoalhaven City Council. Established on the site of the former TAFE Building, the Arts Centre was purchased in 2002, refurbished in 2003 and officially opened 28 February 2004, by His Worship, The Mayor of Shoalhaven, Councillor Greg Watson.

The foundation plaque was jointly unveiled by Mayor Watson, Senator Rod Kemp (Federal Minister for the Arts) and Councillor John Anderson (Chairman of the Shoalhaven Arts Board and Assistant Deputy Mayor).

The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre was developed and refurbished in 2003 by Shoalhaven City Council with funding support from NSW Ministry of the Arts and the Australian Government Regional Partnerships Program.

The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a member of the Regional & Public Galleries Association of NSW and is registered with the Cultural Gifts Program of the Australian Government.