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.


SECCA partners with National Parks & Wildlife Service to offer an annual, by invitation, artists residency.
Myer House on Bithry Inlet - Image David Rogers

Myer House

Harrison Bowe - Artist in Residence - Image David Rogers

Myer House on Bithry Inlet, in the pristine Mimosa Rocks National Park, was constructed in the 1970s and was used by the Myer and Grounds families as a holiday residence.  It is a homestead-like house externally but internally the symmetrical plan and baronial scale of the main living space give the house an unexpected simple elegance and grandeur. This is amplified internally by the sheer surface of the stained Victorian ash veneer wall panels which are the same as those used by Sir Roy Grounds to line the walls of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne one of his other well known architectural feats.

The property was gifted to the community to be managed by National Parks & Wildlife Services by the Myer and Grounds families. The property is available to rent throughout the year.

The Residency

2020 artists in residence Leyla Stevens & Seth Birchell - Image David Rogers

The partnership with NPWS began in 2017 and now continues annually. It has expanded to include local artists as well as artists visiting from across Australia.

Artists work with SECCA to deliver one public program, allowing access to the significant property and to build peer to peer relationships between visiting and local artists.

2017 Julian Megaher, lives & works Sydney, NSW

2020 Leyla Stevens & Seth Birchall live & work Sydney NSW & Bali, Indonesia

2021 Luke O’Connor lives & works Sydney, NSW

2022 Jess O’Neil lives & works Sydney NSW

2023 Harrison Bowe, lives & works Hobart, TAS | Sierra McManus, lives & works Bega NSW | Courtney Young, lives & works Rutherglen, VIC