The Basil Sellers Art Centre was opened in 1992 by Mr Basil Sellers AM with the assistance of distinguished artist John Hackwell.
It was constructed as part of Australia's Bush Orchestra, a combined tourism and art ministry located in Moruya on the NSW south coast.
Mr Basil Sellers donated a $10,000 (now $15,000) art prize for the Moruya artist community in 2004 and the following year the Eurobodalla Shire Council took over the Basil Sellers Art Prize and broadened it to five local Shires.
I had fallen ill in 1999 and to recuperate I took up art and as a direct result Mr Basil Sellers supported my idea of an art centre for the Moruya community. It took three years to construct this art centre.
This 14 year old short video we utilised to show visitors, and then at men's breakfasts and dinners, and youth groups on our Country Town Tours. Dean Davis Productions was the producer (Dean was the Brisbane Lyons Chaplain at that time).
Basil Sellers Art Centre video
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
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