Basil Sellers Art Prize
Finalists exhibition
Sat 23 February – Sun 17 March 2019

Opening Night: Fri 22 February, 6-8pm
Public Programs: Artist Talk, Sat 23 February, 11am
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Basil Sellers Art Prize is now in its eighth year, and to celebrate this milestone the prize has been opened to artists practicing across NSW and the ACT. With the injection of new entries the BSAP has cemented itself as a significant statewide prize that not only welcomes artists outside of the region, but revels in the opportunity to share Eurobodalla’s creative arts output.

Boasting a major prize of $20,000, a Eurobodalla prize of $5,000 and a People’s Choice of $500, BSAP hopes to attract and expose the cream of artists in and outside of Eurobodalla. The major prize is generously supported by businessman and philanthropist, Mr Basil Sellers. The winning artwork is acquired and placed into his extensive private art collection. The Eurobodalla prize is supported by the Eurobodalla Shire Council and will be acquired and added to its permanent art collection.

In further celebration, this year’s BSAP will be the christening exhibition of the region’s first purpose-built exhibition space, the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre. The Bas will welcome BSAP to its new, permanent home with a dual opening night on Friday 22 February, 2019, 6–8pm.

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2018 BSAP finalists:

Max Berry, Joe Bollen, Heather Burness, Jane de la Vega, Nicolette Eisdell, Mirabel FitzGerald, Amanda Fuller, Nicole Grimm-Hewitt, Janece Huntley, Janet Isobel Jones, Suzannah Jones, Madeleine Kelly, Graeme Krake, Raewyn Lawrence, Stephanie McClory, Tim Moorhead, Anh Nguyen, Grace Paleg, David Ramsland, Suzanne Shelley, Andrew Smith, Marian Webb, Stuart Whitelaw, David Whitfield, Gillian Wilde, Lucila Zentner, Zuza Zochowski.

Public Programs

Artist Talk – Sat 23 February, 11:00am
Please join us from 11am for Artist Talks by the 2018 BSAP major prize and Eurobodalla prize winners. Each winner will speak to their winning artwork and their art practice, followed by a brief Q&A

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The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.