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

Our Activities

International, national and local musicians in September

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

Our annual exhibition of artworks by young people

Our annual 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

Annual bush walk with creative inspirations for women
Contact Kym Pitman on 0429 216 461

Intriguing international films shown fortnightly at the Nexus Gallery
Contact Rosie Wickert on 0419 401 901


Nexus Exhibitions

Now Showing

14 October – 9 November
Helena Tournier
In the Main Gallery

Reanne Brewin, Beth Gibbings, Gloria Malone
In the Studio Gallery

Next Month
November 11 – December 6
Nicole Crampton
In the Main Gallery

Yolanda El Khouri
In the Studio Gallery

Sunday Bites
‘Out of the Garret: Writers’ Groups’
How to find one that’s right for you.
Lisa Milner and Leonie Henschke.
21 October 3.30pm
Nexus Gallery

Bellingen Vintage Film Club
Bellingen Vintage Film Club will recommence later in the year…Keep in touch for the Spring Season!

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.

One-Off Membership Payment

One-Off Annual BCAC Membership


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Recurring Annual BCAC Membership


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3 payments, one per year

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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.