See what's on and what's coming up.
BRAIDWOOD FESTIVAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS
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.
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!
We hope to receive fine art in all media, craft work of all types, as well as poems and essays and even songs from participants. Each participant may enter ONE item in the exhibition. Any aspect of the event or its aftermath is suitable for this exhibition and book. (See below for key dates.)
We will need at least one photo of your work by 20th October in order for it to be in the book, but if you miss this date, 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 - anonymous if you prefer - with a message or a picture of your experience or thoughts. 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! If you need help to get started, the Arts Centre will be hosting a postcard workshop (see below).
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
13 DEC: Exhibition closes
WRITING AND POSTCARD WORKSHOPS:
"Fired Up to Write" - If you'd like to get your story down in words but need some guidance from experienced writers, Nicola Bowery and Harry Laing will be running two writing workshops, 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday 31st August and Monday 7th September.
Book your place by emailing
"Postcards from Braidwood" - Marianne Courtenay will be running two drawing workshops to help you get your picture idea down on paper, 10am - noon Tuesday 8th September and Tuesday 15th September.
Book your place by emailing
Click on the link below to read the full TERMS AND CONDITIONS of entry
BRAG ARTISTS' CO-OPERATIVE
Until 30th September 2020
Pop into the Arts Centre 10.30 - 3.30 on Saturdays and Sundays for a peek at a small selection of BRAG members' work. All items for sale off-the-wall.
If you're a BRAG member and would like to join in, ask the sitters for more information.
BRAG STUDIO MARKET
... is on again during 2020
It was all happening at the March bragSTUDIOmarket with lots of stalls and many visitors in to see and buy throughout the day!
Next bragSTUDIOmarket will be held in December.
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. Ten people maximum are able to be in each room at once.
Thanks for working together to keep our community healthy!
AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASSES
with Lisa Maddern
Classes have been suspended for the time being and will resume when appropriate. Please email Lisa for more information.
For school-aged participants. Click below for all the details.
(Classes will resume on 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.
Various weekday evenings, 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
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. PLEASE NOTE: For queries requiring an urgent response, please TEXT 0447 179 045 (do not call). For queries made well in advance, please email us per the information below.
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.