It was really fabulous. It's a shame that galleries can only ever display a fraction of their collection at any time. Founded in 1955 BRAG now have a collection of more than 2,000 pieces, which are valued at more than 8.6 million dollars.
Somewhat surprisingly there was a big spectacular James Gleeson as the first thing you saw as you entered. I do love his work, although I realise they all look somewhat like disembowelings and so aren't for everyone.
Grace Cossington-Smith is another favourite. Also an immediately recognisable style. But prettier than Gleeson, with more universal appeal, even if many of them seem to be variations on a theme, or the same room.
|Open Doorway 1960|
Each room had quite a different feel and something of interest.
|Native's Chest 2010|
I've seen these pencil sculptures before. They're very cool.
|The Amorphous Ones (the unending novelty of liberated sensation) 2008|
Many of the works had a distinctively Australian feel.
|Riverside, Bridle Track 1983|
|Petit Testament (verse three) 2003|
Modern art isn't my thing so much.
|I'm not sure that I even classify welded|
shopping trolleys as art...
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Tues - Sat 10 - 5
Sun 11 - 2
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