The sense of place and identity following the tragic March 2018 bushfire is the theme of a new exhibition at Bega's Spiral Gallery.
Curator Gabrielle Powell said the exhibition is an opportunity for artists to explore their sense of home, the fragility of the environment and the importance of community in people's wellbeing.
"During this year, community creative workshops were held to encourage, develop and explore new work through visual arts: paintings, ceramics, and printmaking," Ms Powell said.
The workshops were guided by local established artists Veronica O'Leary, who will open the exhibition, Anneke Paijmans and Tanja Riese, and offered an opportunity for community members to take part in the exhibition.
The works featured include paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photos, textiles, sculpture, and wood work by 28 local artists, Ms Powell said.
The artists involved are Anneke Paijmans, John Cave, Gina Hannan, Barb Crowden, David Stocker, Stephen Gill, Gabrielle Powell, Karen Sharpe, Lucy Jurek-Macey, Veronica O'Leary, Michelle Marley, Mary Grainger, Katherine Blashki, Zoe Burke, Susi Kleber, Karen Sedaitis, Hilary Peterson, Susan Curran, Daniel Lafferty, Naomi Lewis, Tim Moorhead, Steve Stafford, Yolande Oakley, Doris Hoyne, David Atkins, Joy Georgeson, Debbie Osiecki, Chris Hamilton and Inkwell Art - Art for Kids.
Additionally, there is a Place and Identity Art Trail, providing an opportunity to explore and travel through the shire during November, and to see a number of exhibitions focusing on the same themes, including essentialobject at Wharf Local Tathra and A Day in My Life at Ivy Hill Gallery in Wapengo.
The exhibition opens at 5pm on November 1 and runs until November 27 at Bega's Spiral Gallery.