Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is strongly committed to audience development and has an active and lively range of public programs. The aim of these programs is to reach as many different groups of visitors as possible and to principally connect people with art.

Programs include a variety of activities including: artist & curator floor talks; workshops; master classes; weekend art classes; concerts; film nights; school holiday workshops and guided tours on request.

Regular public programs include artist talks by guest speakers in conjunction with most exhibitions. Special events such as lectures, concerts, performance and practical workshops cater for a broad range of audiences.

Free guided tours of the Gallery are available to school groups, bus tours and community groups and visits to the Hill End Residency cottages can also be arranged.

For further information on these events email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6333 6555




Friday 18 October @ 5pm

(before the opening @ 6pm)

Join BRAG Curator Emma Collerton with Antonia Syme, Director Australian Tapestry Workshop, and textile artist Heather Dunn, in a fascinating discussion on the history, process and complexity of creating contemporary tapestry work.

Entry: Free



Saturday 19 October @ 11am

Join a discussion between BRAG Director Sarah Gurich and exhibiting artist Camie Lyons as she discusses her time as a Hill End AIR in 2018 and how it has influenced her art practice.

Entry: Free



Saturday 26 October,

2, 9, 23 November @ 11am

Drop into the gallery for a guided hands-on tapestry weaving experience with exhibiting artist Heather Dunn.

Entry: Free



+ Special Guest

Saturday 2 November @ 6pm

Dynamic Armenian born classical guitarist Sako Dermenjian and Syrian born percussionist Atif Badria are two of the leading musicians in their domains in Australia.

The duo will play a captivating performance amongst the tapestries in the Threads Though Art exhibiton at BRAG.

Don't miss this one-night-only opportunity to experience a fusion of cultures that exemplifies the modern Australian narrative.

Entry: $40 Adult, $35 Concession

Booking: via EventBrite or at the gallery desk



Saturday 16 November @ 11am

Join a guided tour of Threads Through Art with BRAG Curator Emma Collerton as she discusses the history of tapestry in Australian art and the collaborations between the artists and weavers.

Entry: Free




Thursday 7 November @ 6.30 - 8.30pm

Thursday 14 November @ 6.30- 8.30pm

Unwind from the day with exhibiting artist Heather Dunn in this weaving workshop. Learn how to create your own tapestry inspired artwork as Heather unravels the mysteries of tapestry and textile art. Workshop participants will walk away with a completed tapestry work. All materials, light refreshments and a glass of local wine included. Total price includes a $50 deposit fee for the weaving frame, refundable if frame is returned at the last session.

Entry: BRAGS Members $90, tertiary students $100, non-members $120 Adults only, 18+ Limited capacity Booking: Essential, online via Eventbrite or call 6333 6555


with Luke Sciberras

Saturday 30 November 11am – 1pm

A significant part of Threads Through Art will be the unveiling of a major commission by Hill End based artist Luke Sciberras. Bridle Track, Hill End (2019) is a joint commission between BRAG and the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. (BRAGS Inc.) to celebrate 50 years of fundraising for the permanent collection. Join in celebrating this major commission with a BRAGS Brunch on the last Saturday of Threads Through Art. Luke Sciberras will discuss the artwork, its significance for the Hill End community and creating the tapestry. Canapés and local sparkling wine will be provided.

Entry: BRAGS members $15, non-members $20 Limited capacity. Booking: Online via Eventbrite or call 6333 6555