THIS year the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society (BRAGS) celebrates 50 years of continual support of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and, showing no signs of slowing down, has organised two fundraising events coming up in the next few weeks.
This coming Friday, November, 15, BRAGS has organised the opportunity for you to step inside three artists' studios in Orange on a bus trip.
... Opportunity for you to step inside three artists' studios.BRAGS bus trip
The artists' studios on this trip will be renowned illustrator Freya Blackwood, multi-medium artist Martin Coyte and printmaker Rhonda Campbell.
This is a not to miss opportunity for art lovers who would like to get a deeper understanding of artists' studio practice and meet the artists in their own space.
The bus will depart Bathurst at 9am and return at approximately 4.15pm.
Morning tea and lunch are included. Tickets cost $55 BRAGS members, $65 non-members, bookings can be made at the BRAG desk or by calling BRAG on 6333 6555. This event is limited capacity.
To celebrate BRAGS 50 years of fundraising for the permanent collection a significant part of the current exhibition Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries is the major commission of a work by Hill End-based artist Luke Sciberras. Bridle Track, Hill End (2019) is a joint commission between BRAG and BRAGS.
On November 30, the last Saturday of the exhibition, at 11am join in celebrating this major commission with a BRAGS Brunch. Luke Sciberras will discuss the artwork, its significance for the Hill End community and creating the tapestry. Canapés and local sparkling wine will be provided.
Tickets for the BRAGS Brunch with Luke Sciberras cost $15 BRAGS members, $20 non-members, bookings can be made online on EventBrite (processing charges apply), at the BRAG desk or by calling BRAG on 6333 6555. This event is limited capacity.
BRAGS membership is $15 concession, $20 individual, $25 family or $35 corporate and runs annually from the month purchased.
You can sign up on www.bathurstart.com.au/brags-memberships/ or visit the BRAG desk.
BRAGS membership includes 10% off BRAG store purchases and discounts for workshops and events.
For more information on upcoming events visit www.bathurstart.com.au or the BRAG Facebook page.