Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) will receive $170,000 each year for another two years thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
The funding will be allocated to BRAG for 2020/21 and 2021/22 and will ensure BRAG is able to maintain and develop activities that:
- Provide access to the public to view the City of Bunbury Art Collection
- Preserve and grow the City of Bunbury Art Collection
- Promote Visual Arts in the greater Bunbury region
- Contribute to the broader West Australian Visual Arts Sector
- Develop and deliver touring and BRAG supported exhibitions
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan thanked the State Government for its continued support.
“BRAG is the largest regional gallery in Western Australia and it is an integral part of our community adding to the vibrancy and culture of our City,” Mayor Brennan said.
“This funding will ensure BRAG can continue to support our local artists in their endeavours whilst also being able to host exclusive exhibitions which are always free to attend.”
BRAG which is owned and operated by the City of Bunbury has a total of six exhibition spaces and houses the City of Bunbury Collection.
The Collection consists of more than 800 artworks and the estimated value is more than $2 million.
BRAG hosts local and touring exhibitions throughout the year and 2020 will see the return of its survey exhibition the South Western Times Art 2020.
This biennial exhibition showcases works by South West artists and will include a free community street party to launch the exhibition.
Workshops and activities are also regularly on offer at the Gallery making BRAG a creative hub for the whole community.
BRAG has recently begun Saturday Artist Talks, which have proved popular and a great experience for the community.
For more information on BRAG and its exhibitions please click here