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See you at the Bas for Colour II and Yellow Works


If you’ve been missing your art fix, or wanting to explore something new, it’s time to get down to the Bas.

Eurobodalla’s only purpose-built art space has been showcasing exquisite and poignant installations since 2019.

Its next offering is a joint exhibition in which works by the late Merv Moriarty and his partner Prue Acton will sit side by side, as the artists did in life.

Colour II continues Moriarty’s legacy and honours his original Colour exhibition, by showcasing the impact and influence of his teaching and entrepreneurial spirit.

Yellow Works encompasses seasonal works based on Acton’s love of nature. Using soft pastels she explores still life in various lighting – from paper daisies in the summer to autumn fruits and wattles.

Merv Moriarty Colour II and Prue Acton Yellow Works opening night is on Friday 25 March and continues until Sunday 1 May.

Other exhibitions in this year’s Bas program include the Spiral Gallery Anniversary Exhibition from 14 May to 12 June, Christina Kennedy Collection from 25 June to 7 August and the Little Sellers Art Prize from 13-21 August.

Eurobodalla Council’s creative arts officer Sue Blackburn said that with restrictions now eased, it was time to explore and see some of the nation’s best exhibitions at the Bas.

“There are so many things we have missed out on over the past few years - getting out and about to visit art galleries and exhibitions is probably one of them,” she said.

“The Bas serves as a major platform for local artists and touring exhibitions. This year we’ll feature a variety of mediums from painting to photography, and even a virtual reality experience for local high schools and colleges.

“With restrictions eased, it’s the perfect time to explore and appreciate the art and culture right on our doorstep.”

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya, is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

For more information on exhibitions and coming workshops visit www.thebas.com.au


Above: The combined works of Merv Moriarty and Prue Acton are on show at the Bas from Friday 25 March to Sunday 1 May.

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