Perforated Sovereignty

The 30-year-old site formerly known as Bega Valley Regional Gallery officially reopened on April 29, 2023 as the South East Centre for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The purpose-built art space has undergone a major $3.5 million redevelopment, designed by award-winning Melbourne-based architecture practice Sibling. The new program showcases both established and emerging artists from the local region alongside those from Australia and the Asia Pacific, with exhibitions exploring an eclectic range of themes from gender and cultural identity, trauma and the environment to reflections on historical events and their ongoing impact. The gallery’s first exhibition, Perforated Sovereignty, reflects this ambition, featuring the works of local, national and international artists from Australasia including Katherine Boland, Eric Bridgeman, Susan Chancellor, Lissy Cole and Rudi Robinson, Dean Cross, Cheryl Davison, Timo Hogan, Sang Hyun Lee, Maharani Mancanagara, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Emily Phyo, Dias Prabu, Citra Samistra, Greg Semu and Mr Wanambi. Perforated Sovereignty continues until July 2, 2023.

NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.

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