Walawaani Njindiwaan.
Ngayaga bundj nguumbun muladha gumara muruul yuwinj wanggan njin dhugandha.


We recognise Aboriginal peoples as the first people and custodians of Country.

South East Centre for Contemporary 
Art acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the lands, waterways and airspace of the Bega Valley Shire.

About Us

Our program delivers an intellectual and artistic exchange of ideas, aiming to transgress and perforate existing boundaries, and to connect our community with the best local and global contemporary visual culture.

Open Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 2pm
Closed Public Holidays

SECCA hosts touring exhibitions of national significance along with its own exclusively curated artistic program as part of its cultural tourism plan that is designed to engage tens of thousands of visitors to the region annually.

SECCA is an important resource for its artistically rich and diverse community and works collegiately with fellow professional arts organisations: fLiNG Physical Theatre, Four Winds Festival and South East Arts who collectively deliver engaging, challenging and innovative programs of both artistic and educational excellence.

SECCA brings our community together, to build and share our identity, history, creativity and culture, through engagement with the arts. SECCA stimulates, develops and enhances the diverse visual culture of the region through viable, accessible, dynamic and relevant exhibition, education and collection programs.

A growing number of national and state arts institutions are partnering with the SECCA to deliver valuable and vibrant visual arts programming to the South East, these include the Art Gallery of NSW, The National Maritime Museum, The Australian War Memorial, Museums & Galleries NSW, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and University of New South Wales Art & Design.

Bega Valley Shire

The Bega Valley Shire (also known as the Sapphire Coast) is located at the south-eastern extremity of coastal NSW, Australia. The Shire is predominantly rural, with many townships and villages.

Land is used primarily for conservation and timber production. The next biggest land use is agriculture, particularly dairy farming. Fishing, oyster harvesting, tourism and retail are also important industries.

The unique coastline abounds in deserted beaches, tranquil rainforests, serene rivers and lakes, and picturesque mountain backdrops. This is a land of natural beauty, abundant wildlife, cultural diversity, and great food and wine.