Photography From the Russell Mills Collection

6th June -  31st August 2018


50 Iconic Australian Photographs from some of Australia’s best known artists. Contemporising the Modern features iconic works by Max Dupain, Olive Cotton through to Contemporary work by Bill Henson and Narelle Autio.


Russell was initially drawn to the work of Australian photographer Olive Cotton, who achieved long-overdue recognition for her photography during the mid-1980s. Russell was captivated by Cotton’s imagery and acquired four works, making her the most represented photographer in his collection. Also well represented in the Mills collection is the work of Max Dupain including the iconic Sunbaker (1937/1980s), which has become synonymous with the advent of modernism in Australian Photography.


Contemporising the Modern is on loan from the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and tours with funding from the Russell Mills Foundation.


Opens 15 June 2018


An exhibition of water-colour paintings by 19th century artist Samuel Elyard (1817 - 1910)  These paintings are drawn from the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum's Halloran Collection and showcase local coastal areas.  Paintings in this exhibition are from his various trips to the Crookhaven, Cape Saint George, Jervis Bay and Wreck Bay areas during the 1870s.




These two captivating exhibitions have been curated by Max Dingle.




Opens 15 June 2018


Cape St George LIghthouse operated on the southern side of Jervis Bay from 1864 to 1899.  During it's operation there were 23 ship-wrecks.  The amazing history of the lighthouse is told in this exhibition, all the more poignant because in a few months the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum will become the custodian of the original lighthouse mantle, or cover to the lens and light.


This exhibition captures the essence of life in 19th century lighthouses, remote, wind-swept with often dramatic stories about the famillies responsible for keeping sailors safe.



Saturday 30th June at 4pm


Author: Joy McCann


The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Boobook on Owen are pleased to announce a special event on  with author and historian, Joy McCann, whose new book, Wild Sea explores the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean. Drawing upon sea captain’s journals, whalers log books, explorers letters, scientific reports, ancient beliefs and her own voyage of discovery, McCann explores the little-known ocean and its emerging importance as a barometer of climate change.


Wild Sea is published by NewSouth Publishing.  The book is available for purchase at Boobook on Owen and the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.


Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Huskisson,

Tickets $10 (with complimentary wine on arrival and nibbles).

RSVP is essential by Friday 29th June.

phone (02) 4441 5675 or email





SATURDAY, 4th July



From April to September, enjoy a relaxed Saturday morning at our Morning Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ.


If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest


If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music


Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Woollamia Rd, Huskisson, NSW, 2540

(02) 4441 5675