See what's on and what's coming up
ART ON FIRE
BRAG invites the community of Braidwood and the villages to join this project!
The Black Range, Currowan, Clyde Mountain, Jinden and Charleys Forest fires were shocking, exhausting, and stressful for all of us. For months we joined together both to fight the fires and to support our friends and neighbours.
BRAG will be hosting a group exhibition and publishing a book of the participants' works about the fires and their aftermath. You don't have to be a BRAG member to participate, we welcome entries from the whole community.
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. Any aspect of the event or its aftermath is suitable for this exhibition and book. We will need a photograph of your work in mid-October for the book, and the exhibition and book launch will be held in early December.
More information will be available soon.
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
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled this year, for the first time since its inception!
We look forward to everyone's participation in the 2021 Members Exhibition, to be held at Easter.
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 set to resume, 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 Christina Jagusiak
Classes resuming from 16th June.
Please contact Christina for further information.
Holistic and Hatha yoga.
More info at
Mondays 4.00 - 5.15 pm and 5.30 - 6.45pm
Fridays 2.00 - 3.15pm
Saturdays 8.00 - 9.00am
0414 385 051
with Matthew Hulse
Training resuming from 16th June -
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
Classes resuming from 16th June.
Please contact Sue for more information.
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
BECOME A MEMBER
Join for the first time, or renew your membership
BRAG supports its members by providing opportunities
to exhibit and sell their work at the BRAG Arts Centre.
A monthly newsletter keeps you up-to-date with BRAG's activities
and other arts news and events in the region.
Your membership lasts for 12 or 36 months from the date you joined or renewed.
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.