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Bas celebrates Spiral Gallery Co-operative


The Bas is celebrating 25 years of regional arts and art-making is in its latest exhibition, ‘25+’.

Now open at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya, ‘25+’ features works by members of the Bega-based Spiral Gallery Co-operative, one of the longest established artist-run initiatives in Australia.

Spiral Gallery Co-operative has served as a hub for artistic creativity since January 1997 and is the only open access gallery in Bega.

Eurobodalla Council’s creative arts officer Sue Blackburn said the Bas team was delighted to reach out across the border to support the work of this iconic space, which had done so much to support arts development in the region.

“At the Bas we recognise the importance of neighbours, community and collaboration. We also understand and share Spiral Gallery’s philosophy of giving both established and emerging local artists a platform to exhibit,” she said.

“We’re pleased to bring this diverse exhibition to Eurobodalla to honour and celebrate our Bega Valley neighbours. We think our community will really respond to the exhibition, which features many artists they will be familiar with.”

Works are by past and present members with diverse artistic experience, from established to emerging, self-taught to academics, showcasing a variety of mediums including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, woodwork, textiles and jewellery.

25+ continues at the Bas Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm until Sunday 12 June.

The 25+ Tour to the Bas is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Above: Jan Collingridge’s ‘The Road to Fitzroy Crossing II’, 2022, mixed media on canvas, 50 x 60cm.

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