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Achievements and aspirations

Since 2022 we have embarked on a concerted mission to recognise what we have achieved and what we aspire to achieve with your support.

Here are some of the ways your support makes a difference:

Cultivating creativity

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Bas kids

  • Receiving 560+ entries for the 8th annual Little Sellers Art Prize, school students are offered gallery exposure, fostering creative literacy and family engagement.
  • Awarding the second Little Sellers scholarship of $2,000 to a Eurobodalla visual art student in year 11 or 12 to further their studies and support a career path in the arts.
  • Tailoring activity booklets for exhibitions that enrich creative literacy and interactive learning experiences at the Bas.


The Bas / ANU graduate collaboration

  • Bridging the divide between professional arts practice and our school-centred activities, this initiative offers an exhibition platform for exceptional ANU School of Art and Design graduates at the Bas. Additionally, it includes outreach sessions where graduates interact with local school students, sharing insights from their university and industry experiences during pivotal decision-making stages in their lives.

Amplifying excellence

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Our annual exhibition program

  • We have showcased 59 artists since the last art prize. Celebrating local and national creative arts and contemporary culture we support a varied cross section of creative practitioners.

Exhibiting in the Mechanics Institute

  • This program offers a unique opportunity for local artists and arts groups to showcase their work in the recently refurbished, heritage listed Mechanics Institute in Moruya. This dedicated program is exclusively tailored for Eurobodalla artists and offers help with marketing, administration, and exhibition and venue expenses.

Creative events, workshops and activities

  • We have presented 52 public programs and employed 19 local artists to facilitate creative workshops. The ever-popular Saturday Sessions present monthly creative teaching and learning opportunities for participants of all skill levels. Other programs include artist talks, opening events, commemorative day events and artist demonstrations.

Bas development research trip

  • Through a donation to the Bas, key staff were supported in a research and development trip to the Krasl Art Centre in St Joseph, Michigan. This endeavour culminated in the formulation of a strategic plan for the Bas, outlining 46 actionable steps for implementation.


Art Ready professional development program

  • Through our Art Ready workshops we aim to empower artists with essential skills and knowledge for professional development. This series of workshops will provide expertise in various areas necessary for navigating the art world, including: the art of framing, crafting compelling artist statements, photographing your artwork and social media for artists.

International artist exchange program

  • Drawing on our research and development trip we hope to introduce an artist exchange program that will foster cross-cultural collaboration, artistic innovation, and mutual understanding among artists from diverse backgrounds and regions. This initiative will provide artists with a platform to showcase their work to fresh audiences and expand their own networks and creative community.

Visitor experience

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Equipment upgrade, and foyer and deck fit out.

  • We are preparing to enhance Bas visitor experience with the Bas Shop and Café, including the installation of shelving, equipment and furniture.
  • We have mobilised our wonderful volunteers in the production of Bas specific merchandise through creative workshops and upskilling.
  • We are currently working on the extension and development of the waterwise teaching garden, pizza oven and yarning circle.


The Bas Café

  • Good art and great coffee go hand in hand. We hope to improve our visitor experience and provide a sustainable income for our gallery.

The Bas Shop

  • Our shop will extend visitor experience by featuring a range of carefully curated merchandise exclusive to Bas. This initiative aims to enhance visitor satisfaction, support local artisans, and diversify income sources to the centre.

More information

If you'd like to speak to the Bas team about a donation, bequest or sponsorship please contact us: