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

Little Faces
Thursday 20 June @ 9.30am-10:15am 
Friday 21 June @ 9.30am-10:15am 

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join National Portrait Gallery Learning Facilitators for playful activities at BRAG. The activities will respond to the portraits in Starstruck and focus on music and movement. There will be singing, actions, and drawing.
Age: For children from 6 months to 3 years.
Entry: Free
Booking: Essential, call 6333 6555. Limited capacity.
Seeing Starstruck: VTS Visual Thinking Strategies™ 
Thursday 20 June @ 4-5.30pm (for educators, teachers, tertiary students, gallery/museum guides)
Friday 21 June @ 4-5.30pm (for educators, teachers, tertiary students, gallery/museum guides)
Saturday 22 June @ 3-4pm (for general public)
In collaboration with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS™, New York), the National Portrait Gallery is delighted to present a new approach to critical thinking and visual literacy. Incorporating concepts of ‘close looking’, verbalising observations and backing up theories with evidence, participants will discuss works in the Starstruck exhibition in this guided participatory program.
Entry: Free
Booking: Essential, call 6333 6555. Limited capacity.
Tour: Starstruck Highlights
Saturday 22 June @ 11am
Lights. Camera. Action! Come behind-the-scenes of some of Australia’s great films in a guided highlights tour of Starstruck led by National Portrait Gallery Learning Facilitators.
Entry: Free
Movie Talk: David Darcy Talk with screening of Red Dog 
Friday 5 July @ 6pm
Join photographer and artist David Darcy as he talks about his practice as a photographer, his interest in photographing dogs, and his time on the set of Red Dog. The talk will be followed by a screening of Red Dog (2011). Directed by Kriv Stenders. Courtesy Roadshow Public Performance Licensing.
Entry: Free
David Stratton in Conversation with Janeen Hosemans
Thursday 11 July @ 6pm
Join film industry icon David Stratton AM as he discusses his love of film, Australian cinema, and his career as a film critic and commentator. David has worked in the film industry since the 1960s in a number of roles including Director, Sydney Film Festival (1966 - 1983), President, International Film Critics Juries (Cannes and Venice), journalist, and co-host with Margaret Pomeranz on The Movie Show (SBS) and At the Movies (ABC) for 28 years. Five stars.
Entry: $25 BRAGS members & students / $30 non-members
Booking: Call 6333 6555. Limited capacity, book now to avoid dissapointment.
This is a fundraising event for BRAGS Inc.