Seechange 2020

Creativity and resilience win out again! This year’s SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival is now going digital!

If ever a SeeChange Festival embodied its name, it certainly is this year. First, in response to the flow on impacts of the summer’s bush fires, this year’s festival was changed to be a smaller and simpler format than recent years. And now, in response to the impacts of COVID-19, there is no longer a physical festival at all and SeeChange 2020 is going digital!

Jervis Bay and Basin Arts (JBBArts) is delighted this bold and exciting move is fully supported by Shoalhaven Council.

Expect to be engaged and inspired

Making Community Exhibition and People’s Choice Award (that would have been held at Sandholme Guesthouse) will move into an online gallery on the SeeChange Festival website.

As a visitor to the digital exhibition you will still be able to revel in the creativity of JBBArts members; browse and buy a diverse range of visual art, small sculpture and crafted objects; support local artists and makers with every purchase, and vote for the work that you most admire. The winner by popular vote receives $500.

Call out to artists and makers

Making Community is a non-selective exhibition. All entries are welcome – from experienced artists and makers right through to those new to creative practice who are exhibiting for the first time. New members are welcome to join to be eligible to enter. Find all information at

Present Now the multi-faceted arts project (that would have been housed at Huskisson Community Centre) will become a collection of innovative digital experiences.

The Present Now collective of 20 visual artists, sculptors, fibre artists, musicians, performers and poets are creating new ways to collaborate, blend their practices and produce digital experiences to surprise the eyes, stimulate the mind, and make the heart sing.

You will still be able to meet the makers, see them creating, try your hand at their methods, hear them give talks, take virtual guided walks, and share how they see our changing world and our place in it. 

Be sure to check out the June edition of About magazine for the next update.

Make a submission to be part of the Festival

Dr Natalie McDonagh / Festival Director 

SeeChange 2020 identity Present Now: Design Natalie McDonagh/drawn from artworks by Barbara Dawson