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This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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Wed July 29

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
The Cure – Pictures of You

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is delighted to announce a community photo portrait exhibition titled ‘Pictures of You’, with entries to the exhibition open to all members of the Bathurst community.

Entries to the exhibition are open now and close midnight Wednesday 29 July. The exhibition will run from Saturday 15 August until Sunday 11 October.

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life on its head, separating family, friends and colleagues. As
restrictions ease, BRAG invites you to share a photographic portrait of someone significant to you.
The portrait could have been taken during isolation, or more recently.
Reflecting on the Covid-19 period through the eyes of our community, ‘Pictures of You’ is open to photographers of all ages and all levels, says BRAG Director Sarah Gurich. We are looking for images that reflect the relationships that sustained us during this difficult period, and that evoke life, love and longing during lockdown.

The portrait photographs will be black and white (greyscale) as a way to convey sentimentality,
nostalgia and unity in these uncertain and unprecedented times.
This is a great opportunity to have your photograph exhibited at BRAG in conjuntion with the 2019 Archibald Prize Regional Tour at BRAG. Pictures of You will give insight into like during lockdown in the Bathurst region.

All entries will be assessed by BRAG staff and a
selection will be printed onto high quality archival
photo paper to be exhibited at BRAG and digitally
on the BRAG website.
To submit an entry into the exhibition head onto the
BRAG website into the exhibition section to find the
‘Pictures of You’ webpage, complete the form and
upload your image (at full resolution, not cropped,
resized or reduced). Selected entries will be notified
by Friday 7 August.
Please note, a maximum of one entry per participant
and that not all entries will be accepted to the final
exhibition, for full terms and conditions please see
the ‘Picture of You’ exhibition webpage on BRAG
For media enquiries contact: Julian Woods,
Audience Engagement Officer, 02 6333 6151,

Image: Joel Tonks Untitled (Portrait) 2020, photograph.


Wed July 29
Event Category:


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
(02) 6333 6555


Bathurst Region
Visual arts, Photography

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