You’ll find the Nexus Gallery nestled in the historical Old Butter Factory complex. It is run solely by volunteers and is an important exhibition and gathering place for local artists and friends.
BCAC Members Exhibitions
The Nexus Community Gallery hosts four members’ group shows each year, one of which is the Members’ Art Prize. The remainder of the year the gallery features month-long exhibitions by solo artists or groups of artists.
There are two exhibition spaces: The Main Gallery and The Studio.
Why not join us at an exhibition opening?
Visitors are very welcome .
In 2018, after nearly thirty years as a ‘once a year’ watercolourist, Paige retired from corporate life, focused on her art and started to teach classes in watercolour and acrylic paint pouring. Then she decided to learn something new and began the acrylic and resin journey.
Her first solo exhibition was at the Nexus Community Gallery in 2019 when the late Andy Livemore, approached her to fill an unexpected gap in the galleries program. She took less than 24 hours to say yes. Then panic set in! Seven weeks to put together a complete exhibition – but Paige took up the challenge.
The current exhibition features items that have been upcycled, giving them a second life, and keeping them out of the tip. Many pieces are both functional and decorative items that would fit into anyone’s home. Utilizing her skills in watercolour, acrylic, and resin, each piece has gone through a transformation. With a natural ability to ‘see’ possibilities in what others have considered ‘Junk’ she has sourced items from garage sales, Op Shops, Marketplace, off the street and even skip bins. Some will be unrecognizable others will be apparent. She has used old records, lamps, tables, old picture frames and even cupboard doors.
All pieces have been inspired by nature, whether it be the colours, the materials, the local landscapes or plants she has in her orchid collection, each piece is unique! Moreover, each piece has an element of being upcycled!
I am happy to present some of my paintings for show to the Studio of Nexus Community Gallery. It has taken me a lifetime of experience, muddling around looking for the perfect colour or form or whatever. It’s been a lot of fun and excitement.
I have been playing around with small spots of colour for some years now akin to the French Impressionists George Seurat and Paul Signac.
I hope you enjoy my exhibition as much as I enjoyed painting it.
BCAC Autumn Members Show
BCAC Autumn Members Show
Visit the Nexus Community Gallery
Open 7 Days a week
Old Butter Factory, Doepel St Bellingen NSW
Hours: 10 am until 4.30 pm
Phone: (02) 6655 9222