BRAG 200X200 exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

CELEBRATING THE BIG 2-0-0: BRAG 200X200, a unique exhibition curated by Sarah Gurich at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, will help celebrate Bathurst’s bicentenary and let the public engage with the city’s special history and heritage. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA	 032615zbrag
CELEBRATING THE BIG 2-0-0: BRAG 200X200, a unique exhibition curated by Sarah Gurich at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, will help celebrate Bathurst’s bicentenary and let the public engage with the city’s special history and heritage. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA 032615zbrag

A CREATIVE approach to the Bathurst bicentenary celebrations landed at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery today.

Since 1955, BRAG has added thousands of pieces of art to its permanent collection.

A small portion of these will be brought out of storage to be included in the BRAG 200X200 exhibition.

Curator Sarah Gurich said the selected pieces would interest and intrigue the entire community as they showcase the greatest aspects of local and national history and heritage.

The works on display include everything from paintings, drawings and photographs to ceramics and sculptures.

“People will be really surprised,” she said.

“You go from colonial portraits to cutting edge contemporary pieces all in the one exhibition.”

Ms Gurich said all the artists included in the exhibition are of a high calibre, but there are definitely some not to be missed.

Local artists will, of course, be part of the collection, including the well-known David Brian Wilson.

“He is definitely one artist people will have a fondness for and his works are sublime,” Ms Gurich added.

BRAG 200X200 wasn’t a simple exhibition to put together as there were more than 2000 pieces in BRAG’s permanent collection to choose from.

Throughout the residency of BRAG 200X200, visitors are invited to vote for their favourite works to determine the most loved pieces. 

An announcement will be made toward the end of the residency.

The BRAG 200X200 exhibit will be on display at BRAG until June 14 and will be kicked off this evening at 5pm with a free floor talk by Ms Gurich.