BRAG, since its inception in 2002, has held a Members' Exhibition in each year, except in 2014, when it gave way to the Heritage Arts Prize Award Exhibition in celebration of Braidwood'd 175th birthday.
BRAG has also hosted exhibitions by its members, a series of shows and various other events.
The events listed below are links to displaying the pictorial records in this "BRAG Book", please come back and view them as we progressively record new the events as well as include some past works of members.
The Braidwood Community Bank (non acquisitive) Heritage Art Prize was offered through the Braidwood Heritage Society Inc. (BHS) and was managed by a joint Working Party of BHS & BRAG.
It was open to artists living in Braidwood and Bungendore & their surrounding regions. The Art prize was provided by the Braidwood and Bungendore Community Bank as an encouragement to and acknowledgement of the artists living in these regions and the community as a whole.
Prizes were offered in four categories: Judge's Award - Adult entry, Judge's Award - Junior entry, Peoples' Choice Award (adult) and Peoples' Choice Award (junior). Artwork had to meet the requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions for Entry and reflect the theme of 'Braidwood Heritage - yesterday, today, tomorrow'.
The work entered were judged by Shane Breynard, Director, ACT Museums and Galleries.
It is expected that the heritage Art Prize Award will become a bi-annual event.
Winner, Adult Category - Cecile Galiazzo
Winner, Youth Category - Forbes Corby
Members' Exhibition 2013
Exhibitors included: Jack Featherstone, Maggie Hickey, Peter Kneen, Gail Nichols, Merrie Hamilton, Jane Ellis, Ray Leggott, Diane West, Di Johnstone, Richard Murray, Lis Mertens, Lois McKenzie, Gill Burke, William Verdon, Julie Baker, Gordon Schorrock, Christine Dimmer, Ingrid Baas Becking, Sue Irving, Sandra Fisher, Caroline Ogilvie, Natalie Densley, Jude Kovacs, Pam Houstein, Debra Herman, Edwin Power, Cathy Peake, Catherine Moore, Amalia Allegra-Wolfe, Don Raper, Bruce Keeley, Judit Kovacs, Fay D'Elamaine, Paul Bott
and from Braidwood Central School: Melissa Mundy, Danielle McMahon, Talitha Mann, Monique Dheurle, Sullivan Kovacs, Nina Garcia, Harvey Kovacs,Elizabeth Vella
Images of art works entered in the BRAG Members' Exhibition by children from Braidwood
Members' Exhibition 2012
Exhibitors included: John Gannon, Maggie Hickey, Amalia Allegra-Wolfe, Caroline Ogilvie, Debra Herman, Lois McKenzie, Sandra von Sneidern, Ray Leggott, Di West, Richard Murray, Ingrid Baas Becking, Frank Scully, Susan Presant, Peter Kneen, Jack Feathersone, Lis Mertens, Merrie Hamilton, Natalie Densley, Gill Burke, Paul Bott, William Verdon and a number of students from Braidwood Central School (see their gallery)
WHAT THEY SAW FROM CLOSE TO THE GROUND:
exploration works by developing child artists from Braidwood Central School
The twenty-six Grade 1 & 2 Students of Braidwood Central School certainly gave it their best shot as they embarked on a journey of discovery - a discovery of the world around them. With the guidance of Jude Kovacs, a member of BRAG, it was a journey of imaginative minds. Given freedom to think, express themselves and grow, they discovered art as an outlet that cannot be found in other places; art letting them say what they could not put into words.
Members' Exhibition 2011
The last exhibition held at the National Theatre before moving to BRAG's Community Arts Centre
Exhibitors included: Ingrid Baas Becking, Frank Scully, Jack Featherstone, James Travis, John Gannon, William Verdon, Pam Houstein, Jude Kovacs, Suzanne Bellamy, Debra Herman, Sue Preasant, Nathalie Densley, Fran Ifould, Olivia Bernardoff, Sam Maher, Sue Irving, Richard Murray, Ed Gardner, Merrie Hamilton, Greg Sugden, Leah Hannaford-Geier, Caroline Ogilvie, Judit Kovacs, Lis Mertens, Sandra Fisher, Gill Burke, Millein Pintos-Lopez, Robert J Aernout, Pascal Geier,Cathy Peake, Surya Bajracharya, Don Raper
Members Exhibition, held at the National Theatre
Exhibitors included: Gail Nichols, Richard Murray, Jack Featherstone, Frank Scully, Brenton Kneen, Amalia Alegria Wolfe, Olivia Bernardoff, Lis Mertens, Judit Kovacs, Sullivan P Kovacs, Catherine Peake, Lois McKenzie, Ingrid Baas Becking, Pam Houstein, Jane Ellis, Caroline Ogilvie, Guy Hayes, Kate Stevens, Surya Bajracharya, Mandi Lamont, Suzanne Bellamy, Gill Burke, Natalie Densley, Sue Irving, Leah-Kate Hannaford-Geier, Les Kovacs, William Verdon, John Gannon, Bruce Radke, Sandra Fisher, Samantha Maher, Lesley Horn, Jude Kovacs, Paul W Bott, Janita Byrne, Gabriele Morgan, Catherine Moore, Greg Sugden, Merrie Hamilton, Julian Laffan
The last exhibition held at Longbarn Gallery at Tidmarsh
by courtesy of Antony Davis
Exhibitors included: Christoph Altenburg, Cathy Peake, Sandra von Sneidern, Greg Sugden, Merrie Hamilton, Ed Gardner, Gail Nichols, Cecile Galiazzo, John Gannon, Guy Hayes, Heike Hahner, Pam Houstein, Fran Ifould, Sue Irwing, Jack Featherstone, June Weatherstone, Susanne Kennedy, Les Kovacs, Lois McKenzie, Lucinda Boyd, Judit Kovacs, Michael Gill, Bruce Radke, Catherine Moore, Richard Murray, Olivia Bernardoff, Paul Bott, Ed Power, Sam Kidd, Frank Scully, Solvig Baas Becking, Jenny Stahl, Di West and Sandra Fisher