Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a modern, celebrated regional art gallery which generates state-of-the-art exhibitions of contemporary art. Built in 1989, it was the first purpose-built regional gallery in NSW. It is a well-equipped and professionally staffed facility owned and operated by Bathurst Regional Council.
BRAG is a creator of quality in-house and touring exhibitions and operates the nationally renowned Hill End Artists in Residence Program.
From 1955, the BRAG collection has grown to include more than 2,000 works in a wide variety of media and is valued at more than $11.5 million. The collection features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and ceramics by 400 Australian artists, including significant works by artists such as Jean Bellette, James Gleeson, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Grace Cossington Smith and Fred Williams.
Collection strengths include post-1950s Australian art; the Lloyd Rees collection; Artists of Hill End 1945 to present; Australian studio ceramics and small sculptures.
The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society, affectionately known as BRAGS, aims to foster, promote and encourage membership of the gallery and to further the development of the arts in Bathurst. The Society provides valuable assistance in the acquisition of new works for the collection.
Members receive a discount at the gallery shop, invitations to all BRAG events and discounts for workshops. New members are always welcome.
The current membership pricing is: Individual $20, Family/Household $25, Corporate $35, Concession $15. Join online or you can call the gallery to arrange for other payment options.
- Free guided tours
- Gallery shop
- Onsite parking
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops & classes