Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC). A community arts council fostering art & creativity in Bellingen, near Coffs Harbour on the mid north coast NSW.

WELCOME to the Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC)

The BCAC is a not-for-profit community organisation which is entirely volunteer run. It was incorporated in   1996.

The BCAC supports and enhances cultural and artistic activities in the Bellingen Shire. Activities engage audiences and artists, encourage and promote cultural development in many forms and contribute to a dynamic and vital community.  

New members are always welcome to join the BCAC. Membership provides benefits for those who enjoy making art; attending openings, talks and performances; as well as further opportunities to learn more about art.

The BCAC is managed by a committee that meets the first Tuesday of each month. Members and guests are invited to attend.

Become a member of the BCAC

What’s On Now


NOT COLD . . . JUST COOL: 2017 Members’ Winter Exhibition
June 25 – July 21, 2017

A fabulous exhibition: 60 artists display their amazing talents in a exciting range of high-quality work, across a range of media. Not to be missed! 

Mixed Up Art

Mixed Up Art Books
June 4 – June 30 2017

an exhibition of creative books at the Bellingen Library

Bellingen Vintage Film Club

Season Two Starts July 8 at 7pm

at the Nexus Gallery with ‘On the Waterfront’ directed by Elia Kazan.


Our Activities

International, national and local musicians in September

A new exhibition every month presenting a diverse range of visual art


The yearly juried exhibition of artworks by young people

The yearly juried exhibition of BCAC member visual art


A weekly visual art group with workshops and open studio time

Fascinating talks about eclectic art matters

Wilderness walks

A yearly bush walk with creative inspirations for women

Bellingen Vintage Film Club. Classic cinema, vintage movies. A movie club for exploring intriguing international films and classic movies.

Intriguing international films shown fortnightly


Join the BCAC


Receive advance notice of special events, discounts on local art supplies and the opportunity to exhibit your work at the Nexus Community Gallery.

Annual BCAC Membership



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Rules of the BCAC
BCAC Constitution

Don’t want to pay online? Download and print our membership form and post it in.


• Member exhibitions four times a year (Including the Bellingen Members’ Art Prize)
• Individual or group shows
• Publicity for members’ activities
• Involvement with events
• Monthly openings and other gatherings with art enthusiasts
• Regular email updates


15% off framing at Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio, Hyde St, Bellingen.
10% off purchases at the Island Art Shop Newry Island Drive, Urunga.
10% off art supplies at Weave, Hyde St, Bellingen
10% off Photo Printing, Artwork Reproduction, Video Transfers and Photo Restoration. Fletchers Fotographics, Coffs Harbour.


Together we’ll encourage, support and promote the practice and appreciation of the arts across the Bellingen Shire.

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Bellingen Community Arts Council
PO Box 469 Bellingen NSW 2454

Nexus Community Gallery
Old Butter Factory, Doepel St Bellingen
02 6655 9222