Events

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

CURIOUS CONVERSATIONS

The Curious Creatives
'Oh dear, what nonsense I'm talking!'
Join Curiouser & Cuiouser curator, Julian Woods, with exhibiting artists, Ella Barclay, Karen Golland, Kate Rohde, Nell, Pia van Gelder, Rosie Deacon and Tully Arnot for a talk about current Australian contemporary art practice.
WHEN: Friday 14 December @ 5pm
COST: Free

The Curious Curator
 ‘Alice replied eagerly, for she was always ready to talk about her pet.’
Join a journey down the rabbit hole with Curiouser & Curiouser curator Julian Woods. Julian will lead a guided tour of the exhibition talking about each of the exhibiting artists, their practice and their works in the exhibition.
WHEN: 11am Saturday 5 January, approximately 1 hour
COST: Free 

The Curious Collegiates
‘…. and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’
Join saganistutes Dr Ruth Bacchus, Lecturer in English, Charles Sturt University, and Dr Joan Philip, Charles Sturt University, in a conversation about Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, its language, structure, style of non-sense literature and its legacy.
WHEN: 6pm Wednesday 6 February, approximately 1 hour.
COST: Free

FRABJOUS FILM FEST

Alice in Wonderland (2010, live action)
‘”Thank you, it’s a very interesting dance to watch,” said Alice…’
Directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. This version of Alice in Wonderland was praised for its artistic direction, hair and make-up and costuming.
WHEN: 6pm, Wednesday 16 January 2019. Running time: 1h 48m
COST: Free
Screening courtesy of Roadshow Public Performance Licensing

Alice in Wonderland (1951, animated)
‘But her sister sat still just as she left her, leaning her head on her hand, watching the setting sun, and thinking of little Alice and all her wonderful Adventures.’
The classic 1951 Walt Disney animated production of Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Walt Disney created his first Alice inspired animation titled Alice’s Adventures as a young animator in 1923, securing his place in Hollywood. This version is considered one of Disney’s greatest animated productions.
WHEN: 6pm, Wednesday 23 January 2019. Running time: 1h 15m
COST: Free
Screening courtesy of Roadshow Public Performance Licensing

The Curious Collegiates
‘…. and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’
Join saganistutes Dr Ruth Bacchus, Lecturer in English, Charles Sturt University, and Dr Joan Philip, Charles Sturt University, in a conversation about Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, its language, structure, style of non-sense literature and its legacy.
WHEN: 6pm Wednesday 6 February, approximately 1 hour.
COST: Free

CURIOUS CREATORS

Riveting Robots
‘…she suddenly spread out her hand, and made a snatch in the air.’
Learn to create a kooky kinetic robotic hand that moves and grips with Curiouser & Cuiouser exhibiting artist Tully Arnot.
Ages: 8+ (suitable for adults too)
WHEN: 1-4.30pm Saturday 19 January
COST: $30
CAPACITY: 10
Fruit snacks supplied.

Wild Wearable Art
‘”Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand or Australia?”’
Create some Neo-Australiana wearable art in a wildly colourful workshop with Curiouser & Curiouser artist Rosie Deacon. Learn how to make Australiana inspired designs to apply onto fabric.
Ages: 12+ (suitable for adults too)
WHEN: 1-4.30pm Saturday 2 February
COST: $20 BYO plain t-shirt
CAPACITY: 20
Fruit snacks will be provided.

Technocraft Wearables
‘It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other…’
Create wearable pieces of art with Curiouser & Curiouser artist Karen Golland. Using microcontroller, LED’s, conductive thread, beads, sequins and buttons.
For ages 15+ (suitable for adults too)
WHEN: 10am-brillig (4pm) Saturday February 9 & 10am-brillig (4pm) Sunday February 10.
COST: $60 total for the two day workshop
CAPACITY: 10
BYO lunches, fruit snacks will be provided.

‘So she was considering in her own mind…’
Free kids activity trail. Stir the mind with a fun filled sheet of questions and activities responding to selected works in Curiouser & Curiouser. Get your sheet and coloured pencils from the front desk.