9 JUNE - 9 AUGUST 2020
AR+COLLECT is an ambitious collection project designed to give audiences unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to the BRAG collection.
Over eight weeks, gallery staff will be engaged in collection activities including photography, condition reporting, cataloguing and researching. Community members are encouraged to visit the gallery to gain insight into collection activities that are usually conducted behind closed doors.
AR+COLLECT will not only provide a rare opportunity to watch curators at work but will also provide a unique opportunity to experience the breadth of the BRAG collection. Comprising over 2,000 objects valued at $11.5 million, the collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, textile works, photography, sculpture, new media and ceramic works.
This project is the first stage in a massive collection project that will see the BRAG collection re-housed in the $4.6 million Central West Collections Facility due to open in October 2021. In order to ensure a smooth transition, BRAG will digitise its entire collection, streamline its database and collection management systems, condition report every object, and embark on a major archiving project.
The program will feature four distinct highlight exhibitions:
Olde Masters: Lloyd Rees and Graham Lupp
from Tuesday 9 June to Sunday 21 June
Dynamic Duos: Jean Bellette & Paul Haefliger, Frank & Margel Hinder
from Tuesday 23 June to Sunday 5 July
Celebration of Colour
from Tuesday 7 July to Sunday 19 July
Hill End Highlights
from Tuesday 21 July to Sunday 9 August
Image: BRAG Collection images. Photographs by David Roma.