BRAG: Supporting artists and the Arts in Braidwood
At Braidwood Regional Arts Group, our mission is to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists and craftspeople - beginners to professionals - to come together. We believe in unlocking the creative within each and every one of us, and offer a range of workshops, art groups and opportunities to exhibit each year. Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration and opportunities, a brand new student hoping to learn a thing or two about art, or if you’re an Arts enthusiast interested in trying something new and supporting local artists, Braidwood Regional Arts Group is here to welcome you into the fold.
For information on how to join BRAG, see the Membership tab at the top right. If you'd like to sign up to our monthly newsletter, email us using the buttons below.
Snuggle & Sing
Get happy learning to make and bind books with Erika
Bring your small baby along for singing and rhymes with Alison
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Our Spring 2022 exhibition
Friday 23rd September to Sunday 9th October.
All members are invited to participate in our Spring exhibition that's all about LIFE.
Any media and method welcome; on or featuring any subject that is, or was, ALIVE.
Life drawing - landscape - botanical drawing - portraiture - still life - found objects - natural textiles and more
More info to follow soon!
KICK-START YOUR CREATIVITY: WRITING WITH A WRITER
8 week writing workshop with Penny Hanley
Learn a fail-safe technique to get in touch with your creativity to write short pieces of prose or poetry in your unique voice. The technique can be used also for memoir or novel writing. You will learn a quick, easy method, enabling you to tap into your creative depths and bring more power to your writing.
Beginners or more experienced writers. Everyone will learn a technique to connect the heart and brain, to get the most from the English language in the shortest possible time, and to deepen and shape your writing.
Please bring a few sheets of unlined paper and a blank notebook and pen or your laptop.
When: Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm,
30 June - 18 August (8 weeks)
Cost: $200 Members, $250 Non-members
Where: Braidwood Arts Centre, 45 Wallace Street Braidwood
Book now with Bek: 0410 506 451
About Penny: Penny Hanley is a free-lance writer and the author of four non-fiction books, two novels and twenty short stories. She has also written brochures, newsletters, signage and TV documentary pitches. Her latest novel, After She Left was shortlisted for the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction. She has a BA (Hons) in English from ANU and a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra. Her website is at www.penhanley.id.au
Her blog is at http://penhanley.wordpress.com
LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS
The Life Drawing Group is currently having a two-month Winter break.
We'll be back on Saturday 24th September, and look forward to seeing you there!
Life Drawing sessions take place monthly, on the last Saturday afternoon of the month - bookings are essential as places are limited.
Whether you're a beginner at drawing the human form or are an experienced artist, come along for two hours of drawing at your own pace in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
Bring your own drawing materials and equipment; we have a number of easels and donkeys available for use.
BRAG Members: $20
Doors open 4pm, drawing 4.30 - 6.30pm.
Places are strictly limited, call or text Bek on 0410 506 451 to book your spot.
NEW MODELS ALWAYS SOUGHT!
If you'd like to try life modelling, we'd love to have you - call or text Bek. All ages, shapes and sizes appreciated.
Due to ongoing demand, the book Art on Fire has been reprinted again!
Get your copy from:
William Verdon Manufacturing Jewellers (43 Wallace Street);
the Braidwood Arts Centre (45 Wallace Street) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The book contains writing, photos and artwork reflecting on the terrible bushfires of the summer of 2019 -20.
REGULAR CLASSES AT THE ARTS CENTRE
A number of classes and groups meet every week at the Arts Centre - these classes are run by individuals, not by BRAG. For more infomation, see the listings below and contact the instructor to book a spot or make a query.
SNUGGLE & SING
with Alison Coster
A free program for parents and carers with their young babies (0 - 10 months)
Come and join Snuggle & Sing - a fun and relaxed time to bond with your baby; to sing songs and tell rhymes that can soothe and entertain your baby wherever you are.
8 sessions per school term (ongoing)
Thursday mornings, 9.30am-10.15am
at the Arts Centre, 45 Wallace Street
Contact Alison Coster
Phone: 0411 205 638
with Matthew Hulse
Call Mat for more information: 0438 648 468
YOGA & PILATES
with Sue Lyons
A yoga and pilates combination for strength and rehabilitation.
9am - 10.30am
11.00am - 12.30pm
10am - 11.30am
9am - 10.30am
11.00am - 12.30pm
Call: 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
Scroll down for information on hiring options and fees, to have a look at the room plans, and to contact us with a query or booking request.
To enquire or book, email email@example.com
or call or text 0419 841 819
If you are in an ART or CRAFT GROUP or a PERFORMING ARTS GROUP :
If you and some friends meet regularly to work on 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!
BRAG is an organisation of more than 300 artists, 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 2021-22 Committee: Christine Dimmer (President),
K. Dominick (Vice President), Robin Cavalier (Treasurer),
Rebekah Hamilton, Helen Haski, Michelle Ijtsma and Bill McGinnis.