Collection

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PERMANENT COLLECTION

From 1955 the collection has grown to include more than 1,500 works in a wide variety of media and is valued at over $8.5 million. The collection features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and ceramics by four hundred Australian artists, including significant works by artists such as Jean Bellette, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Grace Cossington Smith and Fred Williams.

 

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The main focus areas of the collection are: 

Post 1950s Australian Art

Lloyd Rees Collection

Artists of Hill End, 1945 to Present

Australian Studio Ceramics

Small Sculpture

BRAG acquisitions are received in a number of ways; via the Cultural Gifts Program, by bequest, donations and purchase. In 2004, BRAG received a major bequest from the late Gwen Frolich consisting of 75 works valued at $1.5 million dollars. This remarkable collection, put together when Gwen worked at the Rudy Komon Gallery in Sydney during the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, features work by 30 Australian artists including David Aspden, George Baldessin, Charles Blackman, Leonard French and Fred Williams.  

IMAGES (L to R): Grace Cossington-Smith Open doorway 1960, oil on composite board. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery collection purchase - Bathurst Art Prize. Grace Cossington-Smith The Dressing Table 1957, oil on composite board. Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, gift of the artist.