Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) is located in the South East corner of New South Wales, half way between Sydney and Melbourne and three hours’ drive from Canberra.
Idyllically situated within the Bega Valley Shire, a landscape of pristine wilderness, rich pastures, unspoilt coastline and boutique villages, the BVRG is the region's only publicly funded gallery and an outpost for contemporary visual culture.
Holding up to eight exhibitions annually, the gallery also boasts one of the country’s richest and most loved portrait awards, a AUD50,000 non-acquisitive prize for realistic portraiture which in 2016 reaches its tenth anniversary.
The gallery hosts touring exhibitions of national significance along with its own exclusively curated exhibitions as part of its cultural tourism plan that is designed to engage visitors to the region.
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council, and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.