Public Programs

Saturday Sessions 12.30-3.30pm second Saturday of the month

Saturday Sessions at the Bas have launched – a series of three hour creative workshops on the second Saturday of the month, running to December 2021.

The Saturday Sessions at the Bas are open to all adult Eurobodalla residents interested in immersing themselves in a fun and hands-on class, while learning artistic techniques taught by some of Eurobodalla’s most talented artists.  

Postponed to 31 July 2021
The art of wire with Andrea Warren

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120 per person

Join Arts Practitioner Andrea Warren at the Bas, for a creative afternoon learning the basic art of wire manipulation to create a small figurative wire sculpture.

Sculpting with wire is like drawing in three dimensions so the possibilities are endless. Make your own small garden, wall or free standing sculpture.  Participants will learn how to sketch their design, apply wire techniques and use mixed media to create their own unique piece.

This workshop is tailored for people of all abilities. Materials are provided but please bring your imagination, a sketch book, pencil, and a pair of pliers.

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14 August 2021
Twined basketry with Ruby Berry

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120

Join textile artist Ruby Berry to learn how to use a combination of wool and waxed threads to construct delicate palm sized baskets with focus on form and pattern.
Waxed thread allows for sculptural freedom and responsive forms. Twining is a versatile technique, with a range of sculptural and practical applications.

Bookings are essential

This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants, to secure your place please book by Wednesday 11 August 2021, 5pm.

11 Sept 2021
Upcycling books with steampunk

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120 per person

Join artist Carmel Cox in this fun and interesting workshop where you will learn how to revamp second-hand books into funky steampunk themes.

Learn paper-aging techniques, how to create rust effects from acrylic paints and how to draw an optical illusion. By applying the techniques you learn and using small metal objects, cogs and embellishments you will create your own unique take-home gift.

Bookings are essential

This workshop has a maximum of 10 participants, to secure your place please book by Wednesday 8 September 2021, 5pm.

9 Oct 2021
Pushing pastels with Stuart Whitelaw

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120 per person

In this workshop with Stuart Whitelaw, experienced artists are invited to further develop their skills and discover new possibilities for both studio and plein air (in the open air) work.

Participants will learn how to expand their choices of painting mediums and to combine pastels and charcoal with clear acrylic mediums on canvas. Weather permitting participants will be encouraged to take their canvasses outdoors to enhance the experience of working plein air.

For the past 30 years Stuart has mostly used soft pastels and clear acrylic mediums, this enables him to work quickly on large canvasses and in his preferred environment, outdoors.

Bookings essential

This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants, to secure your place please book by Wednesday 6 October 2021, 5pm. If you do not have your own easel, an easel can be loaned to you for the duration of the workshop.

13 Nov 2021 | Collaging with Lee Honey

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120 per person

Join local Eurobodalla collaging artist Lee Honey as you discover a range of techniques, practices and approaches to collage making. Participants will make studies, then work with a small accordion book that they can take home at the end of their collaging journey.

Bookings essential

This workshop has a maximum of 10 participants, to secure your place please book by Wednesday 10 November 2021, 5pm.

11 Dec 2021 | Botanical eco dyeing with Sue Barford

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Djinima and Bunjala rooms, Corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya.
Cost: $120 per person

Join well-known textile artist, Sue Barford, in a nature-based, eco dyeing workshop. Botanical printing allows the participant to create colour and form on fabric with natural plant material, without the use of harsh chemicals.  Participants will use locally acquired flora to create botanical prints on a fine woollen wrap to take home.

Bookings essential

This workshop has a maximum of 10 participants, to secure your place please book by Wednesday 8 December 2021, 5pm.

The Eurobodalla Literary Salons

The Eurobodalla Literary Salons return in 2021 as part of public programming at the Bas. These popular events began in 2016 and showcase the talented writers of Eurobodalla.

In 2021 the writers have been tasked with creating an original piece of writing inspired by one of the artworks in the current exhibition at the Bas, The Basil Sellers Art Prize Retrospective.

This exhibition documents the evolution of the prize from its humble beginnings to a significant national award, and writers will present their work at two Salon events at the Bas in the last week of the exhibition.

Salon 1
6.00-8.30pm, Wednesday 4 August 2021
Join us on zoom (Passcode: 318841)

  • Suzanne Newnham
  • Eileen Dillon-Smith
  • Noel Smart
  • Karen Kentwell
  • Rosie Toth
  • Stafford Ray

Salon 2
6.00-8.30pm, Friday 6 August 2021
Join us on zoom (Passcode: 487232)

  • Anke Ziergiebel
  • Gary Keady
  • Laura Tyler
  • Linda Kennington
  • Louise Falcioni
  • Sharon Halliday

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.