Tues to Sat 10am - 5pm.
Sundays & public holidays 11am - 2pm.
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day to & including;
New Years Day and Good Friday
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Gallery Shop: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Research Library: Yes
Other Services: Guided tours on request for both the General Public and school groups
Haefligers cottage, Hill End
Tim Storrier, The Ladder, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 243 x 304
Rachel Ellis, Side Fence, dusk1, 2002. Charcoal and wash on paper 25 x 86 cm
A combination of beautiful natural landscape and the charged history of villages such as Hill End, Sofala and Carcoar have created a unique attraction for visual artists in the Bathurst region since 1815. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery grew out of this. Built as part of the civic centre in 1957 it was the first purpose built regional gallery in NSW. Now located on historic Keppel Street, BRAG is a modern, well equipped and highly celebrated regional gallery. The Gallery manages the Hill End Artists in Residence Program in partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Launched in 1998, the Program allows contemporary Australian artists the chance to experience and respond to the historically charged landscape of Hill End.
The main focus of the collection is Australian Art from the 1950's. The following are areas of collection strengths: Lloyd Rees collection, Artists of Hill End, 1945 to present, Australian ceramics, late 1960s-2003, Australian sculpture collection. Increasingly the collection is taking a regional focus.
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There are eight exhibiting spaces totalling 395.53 sq metres and 179.07 running metres.
Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland city and it was laid out to a grand scale. The streetscape is relatively intact and there are some impressive Victorian-era buildings such as the 1880 courthouse which houses the Bathurst Historical Museum.
* Hill End Artist in Residence Program Website
* Bathurst and District Historical Museum (02) 6332 4755
* National Motor Racing Museum (02) 6332 1872
* Chifley House (02) 6332 1444
* Hill End Historic Site (02) 6372 5875
* Kanangra Boyd National Park (02) 6336 1972.