Bathurst Regional Art Gallery news with Emma Hill

The models tell the stories of the history of Mount Panorama

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) has commissioned Ryan “the Brickman” McNaught, one of only 14 LEGO certified professionals in the world, and the only one in the southern hemisphere, to build two LEGO models: one of Mount Panorama-Wahluu and the other of the Mount Panorama-Wahluu pit straight.

The models tell the stories of the history of Mount Panorama-Wahluu and its evolution into one of the best-known racing facilities in Australia.

This exhibition will be on display at BRAG during the summer holidays and features a custom-built table where participants can construct their own LEGO creations.

It is $5 per child/adult per day to “play” and wristbands can be purchased at the gallery desk on the day.

BRICK BY BRICK: The LEGO Mount Panorama–Wahluu model at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Photo: EMMA HILL

BRICK BY BRICK: The LEGO Mount Panorama–Wahluu model at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Photo: EMMA HILL

Bookings will only be taken for groups of 10-plus.

Parents are welcome to join in, however, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The LEGO Mount Panorama-Wahluu model will be open from Saturday, November 26, 2016 until Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Brett Whiteley: West Of The Divide is also on exhibition at BRAG until January 29, 2017.

This blockbuster touring exhibition celebrates one of Australia’s most famous painters.  

Whiteley drew inspiration from the landscape of NSW’s Central Tablelands over his lifetime, from his formative years as a student at Scots College, Bathurst, to his time spent in Sofala, Hill End, Oberon and Carcoar. 

With paintings, sculpture and drawings spanning three decades, this exhibition focuses on the enduring connection Whiteley had with the region west of the Great Dividing Range.

His former wife, Wendy, who was in Bathurst this week, expects visitors to the gallery to be moved by the pieces, saying they should have a “special resonance” for locals.

Whiteley passed away in 1992, but his works continue to be shared thanks to the Art Gallery of NSW and Brett Whiteley Studio.

Remember, entry to the gallery is free.

For further information about the current exhibitions or events, go to www.bathurstart.com.au, visit our Facebook page or call the gallery on 6333 6555.

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