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



Marion Hall Best Curator Talk

Friday 7 February @ 5pm

(before the opening @ 6pm)

Hear from Marion Hall Best: Interiors curator Michael Lech as he discusses the life and work of one of Australia's first and most prominent interior designers

Entry: As part of exhibition opening fee.


Paul Davies Artist Talk

Saturday 8 February @ 11am

Join a Q&A talk between exhibiting artist Paul Davies and BRAG Director Sarah Gurich as they discuss Davies' work relating the landscape and parallels between Hill End, NSW and Los Angeles, USA.

Entry: Free


Dr Zena O'Connor on Colour Theory & Design

Wednesday 26 February @ 6pm

Hear from renowned designer and colour theorist Dr Zena O'Connor as she discusses contemporary ideas and theories on colour. The talk titled 'Contemporary Colour Strategies in Design & Architecture: The legacy of Marion Hall Best' will explore the contemporary resurgence of the vibrant colours and bold contrasts featured in Bests' designs and the impact of colour in activating spaces and encouraging engagement.

Entry: Free