Sam Beard

Sam Beard

Monday, 30 November 2020 11:43

Brag Shop - Expressions of Interest

The BRAG SHOP is a retail space designed to give local artists an opportunity to display their product within a Gallery environment. It gives exposure to local artists to the tourist market , that is growing in the Bunbury area. We are looking for quality products that are locally produced and packaged ready to go for visitors that like to keep a memento of their visit to BRAG.


We are calling all artists, Woodworkers, Potters, Sculptors, Glass makers, Painters, Textile artists, Printmakers, Authors, Jewelers, Felt artists, Greeting card makers, Photographers, Music instrument makers, and any other creative types to submit an application if they would like this opportunity to display their product at BRAG.


The BRAG SHOP has been very successful in the past 6 months since we reopened after the Covid shutdown, with items from the Noongar Arts Program and we would like to build on this momentum , so all local artists have a opportunity in 2021.

 

You can download the info pack below:

Monday, 30 November 2020 11:13

Koombana Bay - Artist Call Out

The City of Bunbury is undertaking a quality interpretation at the end of Jetty Road, Bunbury where the Arrol Crane now stands and was the location of the former timber jetty. This location is surrounded by the waters of Koombana Bay and the City is wanting to celebrate the local Noongar use of this space and its surrounding water. As the artist, you are invited to interpret a contemporary artistic response to Noongar people using this area- swimming, fishing, gathering on this area. Showcasing the historical and current use of this area by Noongar people. Full or partial imagery will be used digitally in the context of developing signage panels.

Responding to the brief, create a medium size artwork of approximately
40cm x 60cm

The City of Bunbury is looking to contract a local Indigenous Artist. Please apply with a sketch of your ideas around this theme and two pictures of previous Art works by the 16 December 2020. Please send your application to Karen Morgan of the Noongar Arts Program at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery. We will be advised by an Elders panel on the selection of contemporary artwork responding to this location. (Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ph: 9792 7170

 

 

BRAG is seeking an Indigenous Art Curator for Noongar Country Exhibition 2021

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is calling for expressions of interest from experienced curators to present the 2021 Noongar Country Exhibition and to mentor an emerging curator.  This exhibition is extremely valued by our South West community and generates much interest around Australia.   Noongar Country is a contemporary showcase of living culture and story interpreted through diverse mediums by Indigenous artists residing on Noongar Country, giving voice and connection to past and present.

The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the BRAG team to design the marketing, public programs and events associated with the exhibition. 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining your proposal and vision and ability to successfully deliver this project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close at 5pm on 20th November 2020:

26 June – 22 August 2021:  Noongar Country exhibition

Terms and conditions:

  1. Please provide details of insurance.
  2. Must possess a current driver’s licence.
  3. Must be able to meet regularly with BRAG team or submit weekly reports.
  4. Payment to be based on 4 payments of $3000 each ($12,000 in total and plus GST if applicable) dependent upon achieving deliverables as outlined in our schedule:

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver a professional exhibition based on your design and curatorial premise.
  • Supervise and mentor an intern
  • Work within the timeframe set out by the BRAG team.
  • Engage with potential artists to encourage participation.
  • Assist in the application process and follow-up
  • Maintain and update artist records
  • Process and monitor applications.
  • Ensure artist statements and/or stories are complete
  • Assist in the design, editing and proofing of catalogue
  • Write a short catalogue essay
  • Co-ordinate the pick up and delivery of artworks and their return at the end of the exhibition.
  • Assist in the organisation of the award night.
  • Work closely with the BRAG team on all aspects of the exhibition.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:25

Convent Gallery Exhibition Call Out

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is seeking expressions of interest form emerging artists to contribute to our exhibition program between June and September 2021.Applications will be accepted from individual artists, artist groups and curators. We are seeking projects with a strong connection to Bunbury or the South West Region. Download a copy of the InfoPack below for more information. The InfoPack also outlines how to apply.
Monday, 27 July 2020 11:19

Christmas Shop 2020

Christmas Shop is a retail exhibition which offers locals the chance to purchase unique, handmade gifts by local artists and craftspeople. Entries are open to all artists - from emerging to established. We welcome submissions in wood, ceramics, glass, jewellery, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and other visual media and aim to present a diverse showcase of works which will allow everyone to find their perfect gift.



Noongar Country 2020

Your mark, your story: Always was, always will be.

Exhibition runs from 27 June – 23 August 2020

The theme for this year's National NAIDOC Week celebration of Indigenous culture Always was, always will be, recognizes that Australia’s First Nation people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65000 years. BRAG’s Noongar Country 2020 Exhibition, Your mark, your story: always was, always will be, celebrates the contribution of the Noongar people to Australian art and culture. The theme acknowledges the importance of the culture and stories of this unique group of people who occupy the South West of Western Australia. It is always through the sharing of stories that we connect with one another; it is through our stories that we learn to navigate uncertain times, understand and celebrate our past, our present and our future.

The Noongar Country Exhibition is an annual highlight in the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery calendar. The exhibition opening coincides with NAIDOC week and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse culture and achievement of all First Nation people. The exhibition showcases work from established and emerging indigenous artists living and working on Noongar country and it will include the work of children from the south west region. Noongar Country provides an opportunity for all members of the Noongar community, regardless of age or experience, to be part of an exciting art event. It is a true celebration of community.

The City of Bunbury offers a major prize of $7500 and two additional Highly Commended prizes of $1000 each. These prizes will be announced at the opening event. In addition, a $500 Viewers’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

The Noongar Country Exhibition is also an opportunity for artists to be included in the City of Bunbury Art Collection. This ensures that artists from the Noongar community are represented in the Collection for many years to come.

Video by Christopher Young.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wardandi Noongar People as the Traditional Custodians of the land and pays respect to Elders past and present. Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury.



Caroline Lunel, curator of the City of Bunbury Art Collection, discusses Desiderius Orban's Medieval City.

Written and spoken by Caroline Lunel.
Produced by Sam Beard.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wardandi Noongar People as the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to elders past and present.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury.
Music by www.bensound.com



Caroline Lunel, curator of the City of Bunbury Art Collection, discusses Mary Knott's Traversing.

Written and spoken by Caroline Lunel.
Produced by Sam Beard.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wardandi Noongar People as the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to elders past and present.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury.
Music by www.bensound.com



Caroline Lunel, curator of the City of Bunbury Art Collection, discusses Waiting for the Tide by Arthur Merric Boyd Sr.

Written and spoken by Caroline Lunel.
Produced by Sam Beard.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wardandi Noongar People as the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to elders past and present.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury.
Music by www.bensound.com



Caroline Lunel, curator of the City of Bunbury Art Collection, discusses Luarel Nannup's print Yellow Taxis.

Written and spoken by Caroline Lunel.
Produced by Sam Beard.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wardandi Noongar People as the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to elders past and present.
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is owned and managed by the City of Bunbury.
Music by www.bensound.com

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