Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibitions draw thousands this summer | western avocado

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The final weeks of the ongoing series of exhibitions at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery [BRAG] should crown a successful summer period for cultural facilities, with thousands of visitors passing through the doors. More than 8,000 visitors enjoyed BRAG’s series of summer exhibitions, including Anastasia Parmson’s I Drew a Line and Called It Home, Peter Wilson’s Luminosity and Brett Whiteley’s Drawing is Everything. READ ALSO: Bathurst Community Corrections Officer Natalie Tremain supports her fellow visitors post photos of themselves in the immersive, sketchy display. Other statistics show that 44% of respondents were visiting BRAG for the first time and 63% were traveling from outside the 2795 postcode. Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor said the drawing map of Brett’s exhibit Whiteley, which includes 116 works dissecting his drawing practice, highlights the intrinsic value of the region’s cultural facilities. READ ALSO: Bathurst set to welcome Reckless Brewing to Crago Mill site “Bathurst is the only venue on this tour in New South Wales, and one of only two venues in Australia, an indication of the high regard in which Bathurst’s cultural facilities are held,” Cr Taylor said. BRAG will also host a special Summer Sketch Club in the gallery and an Art of Wine evening with local winemaker Sam Renzaglia taking attendees on a wine journey through the many regions Whiteley has visited on his travels. READ ALSO: Danny Board’s labor of love on a 1969 HT GTS Bathurst Monaro 350 Exhibits end February 6. For more information, visit www.bathurstart.com.au. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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