WE are in the final stages of the refurbishments here at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, with the painters working long hours to be finished well in time for the opening of the Bathurst Art Fair on Thursday, September 28.
It is all coming together and with new display cabinets for the gallery gift shop, it is going to be looking fabulous and fresh.
“It is all coming together and with new display cabinets for the gallery gift shop, it is going to be looking fabulous and fresh,” gallery administration officer Jo Dicksen says.
“What a way to celebrate regional artists and their work with the biennial selling show that is the Bathurst Art Fair.”
The art fair will begin at 6pm on September 28 and continue every day over the October long weekend.
It is the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping – buy local and find the perfect gift.
For gallery opening times over the long weekend, please visit our website.
BRAG staff are also getting ready for our blockbuster exhibition for 2017, The Unflinching Gaze: photo media and the male figure, which will open on October 14.
Curated by BRAG director and openly gay man Richard Perram, The Unflinching Gaze: photo media and the male figure surveys how the male figure has been depicted by Australian and international artists in photo and digital media over the past 140 years.
A number of public programs will accompany the exhibition, including a colossal forum to kick off The Unflinching Gaze.
The forum will run from 10am-4pm, with leading Australian and international speakers, including curators, collectors, artists and academics, to discuss a range of topics ranging from contemporary art and collecting to artistic practice, current trends, ‘queer’ curating, inclusivity, education and acceptance.
Join us afterwards with NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin for the official opening which is set to start at 6pm.
If you would like to attend the forum or opening, please RSVP by October 7.
Other events happening throughout the duration of the exhibition will include curator’s talks, a film festival, guided tours running every Saturday at 11am, and a not-to-be-missed guided nude tour Just The Bare Essentials with Richard Perram on Thursday, November 30 from 6pm-7pm.
For more information about BRAG’s programs or to RSVP to an event, visit www.bathurstart.com.au, phone 6333 6555 or drop in to 70-78 Keppel Street.