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.

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.

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Upcoming Public Programs




Friday 9 April @ 6pm
Join us for a special preview of DARK: Wendy Sharpe & Steven Cavanagh, Hardenvale: Our Home in Absurdia and Peter Spilsbury: Live music performed by Jon Flood.
Limited capacity, RSVP essential, entry by donation at the door.
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ARTIST PERFORMANCE:Hardenvale Tape Line Drawing

Saturday 10 April @ 10am - 2pm
A live performance installation by Hardenvale artists Todd Fuller, Catherine O’Donnell and Kellie O’Dempsey.
Drop in, no RSVP necessary




Saturdays @ 11am 
A free guided tour by a BRAG staff member of the current exhibitions at BRAG: DARK: Wendy Sharpe & Steven Cavanagh and Hardenvale: Our Home in Absurdia.
Limited capacity, RSVP essential, FREE.
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Saturday 10 April @ 3pm
Join exhibiting artists Wendy Sharpe and Steven Cavanagh in conversation with Emma Collerton, BRAG Curator, as they discuss the collaborative exhibition DARK.
$20 BRAGS members, $25 Nonmembers. Limited capacity, bookings essential. Price includes a glass of local sparkling wine, wine or nonalcoholic drink, and afternoon tea.
*NSW Dine & Discover Voucher redeemable, call 6333 6555 or visit BRAG to redeem.



ARTIST-LED WORKSHOP: The Big Draw with Catherine O’Donnell

Wednesday 14 April @ 10am-12.30pm
Families, kids, teens and adults, be part of the Big Draw Bathurst! Help create a massive window drawing with artist Catherine O’Donnell that takes inspiration from the architecture of Bathurst.
All ages, book your session time online, FREE.
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ARTIST-LED WORKSHOP: Animate This with Todd Fuller

Thursday 13 May @ 4 - 6pm
Learn how to create awesome animations using smartphones and iPads/tablets with artist Todd Fuller. Breathe life into your sketchbooks with a series of simple animation exercises you can do anytime, anywhere. Perfect for students wanting a digital edge in their artworks, or simply for those who want to try their hand at moving image-based artworks.
Bring Your Own Device - smartphone or tablet (Android or Apple) and charger.
$25 BRAGS members, $30 Non members (plus booking fee).
Limited capacity, bookings essential.
Suitable for high school students years 9-12 and Tafe Students.
*Creative Kids Voucher redeemable, call 6333 6555 or visit BRAG to redeem.
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PERFORMANCE: A Hardenvale House Concert with Adam Deusien & Abby Smith

Saturday 22 May @ 2.30pm
Local theatre maker Adam Deusien and singer/songwriter Abby Smith invite you to a special performance in response to the exhibition Hardenvale. Referencing local Bathurst experiences, enjoy an intimate afternoon that reveals the voices of our region, told through story and song.
Limited capacity, RSVP essential, FREE.
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