See what's on and what's coming up.
ART ON FIRE
Exhibition and book launch December 2020
Telling our stories of the 2019 - 2020 bushfires
BRAG invites the community of Braidwood and the villages to join this project! You don't need to be a BRAG member to join in - the whole community is encouraged to participate.
THE EXHIBITION AND BOOK:
BRAG will be hosting a group exhibition and publishing a book of the participants' works about the 2019-20 fires and their aftermath. We are excited to announce that former NSW RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons will open the exhibition in December!
If you've missed the date to submit work to feature in the book, your item can still be submitted to the exhibition in December.
THE POSTCARD PROJECT: "Postcards from Braidwood": If you'd like to participate in a smaller way, just SEND US A POSTCARD!
Cards can be anonymous if you prefer - you can write a message to others, outline your thoughts at the time or your thoughts now, tell your experience, make a picture, or include a photo. Your postcard (stiff card, max 10 x 20cm) should be delivered or posted to 45 Wallace Street by 30th November. All postcards will be included in the exhibition.
BRAG has blank postcards available too; look out for us near the Bank on market days in September and October!
19 & 20 OCT: Submission of images/words for the book
30 NOV & 1ST DEC: Submission of work for the exhibition, final day to drop off your postcard
4 DEC: Exhibition opens, book launched
20 DEC: Exhibition closes
Click on the link below to download the full TERMS AND CONDITIONS of entry
REGISTRATION FORMS will be available in the Arts Centre
prior to and during Submission Days.
BRAIDWOOD FESTIVAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS
Exhibition open 10am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday
21st and 22nd
28th and 29th November 2020
In conjunction with the Braidwood Lions' Young Writers Festival, all children living or going to school in the 2622 postcode area are invited to participate in this exhibition and competition of art inspired by Jackie French's poem "A Land of Love and Flame".
Cash prizes are available in six seperate age categories, and the work will be judged by artist and art educator Lesley Sykes. There will also be a viewers' choice prize available.
Check the terms and conditions page on how to enter. Please email us on if you need an entry form but cannot get to either school office.
BRAG STUDIO MARKET
... is on again during 2020
Next bragSTUDIOmarket will be held on Saturday 7th November. Come along to meet the artists and see them at work!
If you would like to participate as a stallholder or for more information, please contact Janita.
ANNUAL BRAG MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
Come one, come all and join in the 2021 BRAG Members' Exhibition!
For the first time, BRAG will be putting on an exhibition themed around textiles of every kind.
If you are a practitioner in any of the textile arts,
get thready in 2021!
ART ON FARMS
'Celebrating life on the land in our region'.
YOU'VE SEEN THE EXHIBITION IN 2018,
NOW READ THE BOOK!
At only $40 it's a beautiful portrait of our area and some of the wonderful people in our community, as well as a record of the work in the exhibition.
The book also includes poems, essays, profiles, and photos not shown in the exhibition.
Email to order a copy, or come along to any of our events next year to see the book and make a purchase
Some of the regular classes held at the Arts Centre are running, and some will be restarting later. Please check below.
As regulations restrict numbers of attendees, please check with the teacher if you are able to attend a session.
When you are in the Arts Centre, you will be asked to comply with COVID-19 regulations including signing in, hand washing and maintaining distancing.
Thanks for working together to keep our community healthy!
AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASSES
with Lisa Maddern
Classes have resumed for Term 4.
For school-aged participants. Click below for all the details.
Fridays, from 3.30pm in the rear gallery
with Nadia McLeish
Classes have been suspended for the time being and will resume as soon as appropriate. Please call or email Nadia for more information.
Singing and music for little ones and their carers.
More info at
(Mondays 9.30am - 10.10am
and 10.30am - 11.10am)
0401 085 348
with Matthew Hulse
Training is presently restricted to weapons only (sword and jo). Empty hand sessions will resume when regulations allow.
Please call or email Mat for more information.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm - 7pm
More info at
0438 648 468
YOGA & PILATES
with Sue Lyons
A yoga and pilates combination for strength and rehabilitation.
Tuesdays 9.00 - 10.30am and 11.00am - 12.30pm
Thursdays 10.00 - 11.15am
Fridays 9.00 - 10.30am and 11.00am - 12.30pm
0438 381 603
BRAG ARTS CENTRE HIRE
Book one of our beautiful rooms
BRAG's Arts Centre, at 45 Wallace Street Braidwood, is available for hire for:
Meetings, seminars, tutorials
Performances and shows
Regular events such as classes
See below for information on hiring options and to contact us with a query or booking request.
To enquire or book, email
or call or text 0419 841 819
IF YOU ARE IN AN ART OR CRAFT GROUP:
If you and some friends meet regularly to work on art or craft projects as a social group (rather than an organised class where participants are actively being taught) BRAG can offer room hire at a reduced rate! Please ask us for a quote!
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
Some happy snaps from the
ART ON FARMS Opening Night
Tom and Christina
Bar staff Ray and William kept the champagne (and other beverages) flowing all night
Thanks to everyone who brought
so much lovely food!
A pair of good-looking devils, aren't they?
Photo of Sue taking a photo.
Postmodern, are we not?
The book is just gorgeous!
Thank you to the writers, photographers and all the featured farmers and artists, as well as Paul at Artplan, who went above and beyond, and our friends at Braidwood Community Bank for their support, so that the participants in the project could receive their copies for free.
Naomi's sculpture in the foreground
Lovely black-and-white works on the Red Wall.
Christine did a great job coordinating the exhibition and book, and massing the troops. Thanks Christine!
BRAG would also like to thank all the participants, all the volunteers, and our kind sponsors Braidwood Community Bank and QPRC.
Martin collaborated with both John Wolesley and Paul Cockram to create visual depictions of his moated dam. Visitors thoroughly enjoyed a walk-through session at Martin's place to see the earthworks and hear about the ideas behind it.
Must've been a good joke!
Craig speaks during the official proceedings.
Having a catch-up.
Pippa likes chooks.
BRAG is an organisation of more than 130 artists (amateur, emerging, professional), craftspeople, writers, performers, teachers and supporters.
The BRAG Arts Centre, located at 45 Wallace Street in Braidwood, provides a space to gather, learn, exhibit and enjoy.
The Centre is used by the members for BRAG exhibitions and events, and is also available to hire for any purpose -
a pop-up expo, a party,
a one-off performance or a weekly class.
BRAG is a not-for-profit community organisation. All donations go towards improving our facilities and services.
Your donations to our Public Fund are tax-deductible.
The 2019-20 Committee: M. Hickey (President),
K. Dominick (Vice President), R. Cavalier (Treasurer),
R. Leggott (Secretary), D. Herman,
R. Hamilton, P. Webber.