Public Programs

Saturday Sessions 12.30-3.30pm second Saturday of the month

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre have launched Saturday Sessions at the Bas – a series of three hour creative workshops on the second Saturday of the month, running from May 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.  
No previous experience is necessary.

12 June 2021

Bead threading with Virginia Aland

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

Join silversmith, artist and specialist bead maker Virginia Aland in this fun and interesting workshop. Participants will learn threading techniques and thread themselves a necklace using a combination of Virginia’s handmade faience and glass beads.

Having started her apprenticeship in 1991, Virginia brings over 30 years experience to the workshop.

The Ancient Egyptian word for faience translates as “that which is scintillating like the moon, the sun and the stars”  which describes the depth and variations of colour in Virginia’s faience beads. This is an extremely tricky medium making faience beads quite rare.

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10 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

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.

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.