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OPENING : Summer Exhibitions at BRAG

Fri 15 December 2023, at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $15

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS : 16 DECEMBER 2023 – 11 FEBRUARY 2024

Immerse yourself in art this Summer at BRAG!

From ceramics and textiles to augmented reality, painting, and inflatables, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our Summer suite of exhibitions.

  • 5 exhibitions
  • AUSLAN interpreted opening speeches
  • Art, music, drinks, canapés, and more!

$10 member, $15 non-member, RSVP essential, all welcome

 

When we inhale and exhale, our bodies transform through the process of inflation and deflation. Drawing on the inflatable form as both material and metaphor, Conflated brings disparate artists together to explore bodies, environments and cultures through contemporary art. Here, the cycle of breathing serves as a framework through which a wide array of experiences, behaviours and expressions are examined.

Conflated is a NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Zoë Bastin and Claire Watson. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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LINO ALVAREZ CARRASCO // HILL END IMPRESSIONS

A survey of internationally renowned Mexican born, Hill End-based Lino Alvarez Carrasco’s practice, Hill End Impressions is a culmination of the artist’s work over nearly a decade, presenting a collection of vessels that examine the artist’s physical and spiritual connection to the landscape of Hill End, NSW.

Alvarez Carrasco makes his own clay and glaze recipes, sourced directly from his property La Paloma at Hill End. Once fired, the mineral impurities present in these materials produce a vibrant spectrum of colour as rich as the landscape from which they are both sourced and represent.

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AMANDA BROMFIELD // THE WOMEN OF HILL END

Amanda Bromfield pays homage to the past and present women of the historic regional NSW town.

Made from earthenware and hand-sourced ochre from Hill End, Bromfield’s objects create and reinforce the strong female narrative that runs through place. Individual women are recognised for their everyday contributions to both the historic and artistic landscape and are rejoiced and celebrated as The Women of Hill End.

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HOME

Home was developed with local schools and the Wiradjuri community as part of the program Home: Aboriginal art from New South Wales — a collaboration between the Art Gallery of New SouthWales, NSW Dept of Education’s Arts Unit, Aboriginal communities, and regional galleries.

Home at BRAG presents work made over the year-long program by students from Carcoar, Hampton, O’Connell, Sofala, Spring Hill, and Wattle Flat Public Schools.

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SARAH RANDALL // MY DARLING BETTY

My Darling Betty by Orange-based artist Sarah Randall is a series of still life paintings portraying letters sent between the artist’s past family members from 1934 -1936. The letters were written by adoring parents to their daughter Betty while attending boarding school.

Randall believes how we care for our loved ones is conveyed through how we care for their belongings. In My Darling Betty, the artist hopes to invoke these sentiments as well as evoke reflection and empathy within audiences for their own families.

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Image: Zoë Bastin, Enough, 2021, HD video with audio: 4 minutes 47 seconds. Courtesy the artist.

Details

Date:
Fri 15 December 2023,
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://events.humanitix.com/opening-summer-exhibitions-at-brag

Other

Local government area
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Visual arts, Craft, Ceramics / Pottery, Photography, Textiles, Music, Screen, Multi-Arts, Aboriginal culture
Source
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
brag@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Zoë Bastin, 'Enough', 2021, HD video with audio: 4 minutes 47 seconds. Courtesy the artist.

Venue

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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