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

RocoColonial Artists' Talk
Friday 2 August @ 5pm (before the opening @ 6pm)
RocoColonial features artists and designers, who in their varied practices are destabilising the dream of Australia Felix (the lucky country) and whose material and conceptual language opens up the paradigms of the Rococo and the Colonial to contemporary reinterpretation and re-engagement.
Join artists feature in the RocoColonial exhibition as they discuss their works in relation to the ideas of the Rococo and the Colonial. The discussion will be led by artist-initiator Gary Carsley.
Entry: Free

Abercrombie Afternoon Soiree

Saturday 3 August @ 2.30 - 4pm 
Join a delightful afternoon of music, local and sparkling wine, canapes and artist talks to celebrate the opening of the RocoColonial satellite exhibition at Abercrombie House. The house will be open for visitors to explore and see the works of Tony Clark, Peter Cooley, Deborah Kelly, Jennifer Leahy and Danie Mellor.
Entry: Free
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 1 August to assist with catering.

Collage Salon with Deborah Kelly

Saturday 14 Septermb @ 12.30 - 4.30pm & Sunday 15 September @ 10am-2pm
Workshop times:
Day 1: Saturday 14 September @ 12.30-4.30pm
Day 2:Sunday 15 September @ 10am-2pm.
In this two day workshop, RocoColonial exhibiting artist Deborah Kelly will bring her private collection of obsolete images taken from abandoned art reference books, and guide participants through selecting, composing and producing wonderful collages. Readings, conversation and storytelling will provide inspiration. At the end of this two day workshop participants will take home a museum quality collage artwork. All materials and light refreshments supplied.
Deborah Kelly is an artist working primarily with collage and and concerned with ideas about politics, history and representation. Deborah has exhibited around Australia and internationally including in the Biennale of Sydney, the Art Gallery of NSW, MoMA PS1, New York, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the National Gallery of Indonesia. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia, the US, China, Indonesia, Germany and the UK including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the Wellcome Trust, UK.
Ages: 12+
Entry: BRAGS members $90, tertiary and high school students $100, non-members $120. Creative Kids voucher redeemable, please call 6333 6555 or visit the gallery for this payment.
Bookings: Essential, online via Eventbrite or call 6333 6555.
Limited capacity. Book now to avoid disappointment.