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

BRAG Talks: Curator’s Tour - Seeing Voices
Friday 15 February @ 5pm (prior to exhibition opening)
Join Francis Parker, Curator – Exhibitions, at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), as he talks about the themes, artists and artworks in Seeing Voices. Before joining MUMA in 2011, Francis worked at Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane where his curatorial projects included the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2009.
Entry: FREE
BRAG Talks: Meet the Artist - Wendy Murray
Saturday 16 February @ 11am
As artist in residence at Haelfligers Cottage, Hill End, in 2010, Wendy Murray began a daily practice of completing one plein air drawing per day. Since that time, she has created over 300 of The Daily series, documenting urban and regional areas in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Join the artist for a fascinating insight into her travels, inspirations, and process.
Entry: FREE
BRAG Talks: Hendrik Kolenberg on David Brian Wilson
Thursday 28 February @ 6pm

Join Hendrik Kolenberg as he discusses the life and work of prominent Bathurst artist David Brian Wilson (1946-1988). Hendrik was Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for three decades, during which time he curated a major retrospective of David’s work for tour in 1998.
Entry: $8 BRAGS members, $10 non-members
This is a fundraising event for BRAGS (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc.). Your entry fee is used to purchase artworks for the BRAG Collection.
BRAG Talks: Gallery Guides on BRAGS 50 Years
Saturday 2 March @ 11am
Join the BRAG Gallery Guides for a floor talk about the artworks and artists in the exhibition BRAGS 50 Years: The Art of Giving. The exhibition was curated by the BRAG Gallery Guides and celebrates the contribution the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. (BRAGS) has made to the cultural life of Bathurst and to BRAG. Established in 1969 BRAGS has contributed to the purchase of over 150 works for the permanent collection.
Entry: Free
Duration: 1 hour
Performance: You Spill Things
Saturday 16 March @ 2pm

You Spill Things is a new experimental performance by Melbourne based artist Rosie Isaac. The performance is built around a microphone. How does this technology invite speech? What does it mean to remove a voice from its body? The microphone becomes a structure that dictates movement; the microphone becomes a symbol that snakes, lies and coils.
Entry: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
BRAGS Cocktail Quiz
Friday 22 March @ 6pm

Quiz Master Richard Perram OAM will be your host for an evening of fun, frivolity, and fundraising. Enjoy music, canapes, and a champagne cocktail or two surrounded by beautiful artworks. Money raised on the night will assist the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. to purchase a special work for the BRAG collection to celebrate 50 years of giving.
Tickets: $25 BRAGS members, $30 non-members
RSVP: by Sunday 17 March to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This is a fundraising event for BRAGS (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc.). Your entry fee is used to purchase artworks for the BRAG Collection.
Workshop: Letraset Printing with Wendy Murray
Saturday 30 March @ 10am - 1pm

Learn how to create a text based Letraset print poster with BRAG exhibiting artist Wendy Murray. In this workshop, Wendy will explain the history of the Letraset and how to use it. Workshop participants will take home their own original A3 sized print poster.
Cost: $30 BRAGS members / $33 non-members (limited places)
Please book and pay by Sunday 17 March to secure your place
Ages: 16 and up