The Nexus Community Gallery is an initiative of the Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC). The BCAC has been promoting the arts in the Bellingen Shire community since 1996 when it was incorporated as a non-profit association and boasts over 300 members. Since 2005, there have been year round programs of art exhibitions held at the community gallery, Nexus, located at the Old Butter Factory in Bellingen.
An important focus of the BCAC is to make the Nexus gallery available to local artists, some of whom may not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit in a commercial gallery environment. Three members’ group shows are held each year with the remainder of the year featuring exhibitions by solo or groups of artists. The gallery’s exhibition schedule is currently booked for the next three years. The long waiting list demonstrates the success of the Nexus gallery.
All of the endeavours of the Bellingen Community Arts Council are run entirely by volunteers.