Sam Beard

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Monday, 26 July 2021 09:06




At BRAG, we run school tours for all levels – from pre-primary to tertiary. Please contact the gallery to book your free tour. Tours are led by our experienced staff and we are able to cater our exhibition tours to the needs of your class and make links between our exhibitions and your class’ topic of inquiry.


The foundation stone of the BRAG building was laid in 1897, making it one of Bunbury’s significant historic sites. Originally a convent, the building has undergone several changes as a school and, finally, and art gallery. Building history tours can easily be combined with exhibition tours.



Many of our travelling exhibitions come with excellent teaching resources which we are able to pass on to teachers and schools. If there is an exhibition in our program that you are interested in, then please contact us for more information.


Now that you’ve booked your tour, why not make a day of it? BRAG is a great starting point for the Re.Discover street art walking trail which takes you around Bunbury’s CBD. It is also walking distance from the new Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre and is close to many other important sites around the city of Bunbury. School groups are welcome to use our toilets, and stop for lunch on our lovely green front lawns.



Iluka Visions is BRAG’s annual South West high school exhibition showcasing the best artworks from high school students around the region.

Selected works are professionally framed (where appropriate) and hung in the Chapel Gallery, BRAG’s premiere exhibition space. Students are eligible to win a number of fantastic prizes in each year level, as well as overall prizes. As well as being a great chance for schools to showcase excellence in the arts, Iluka Visions offers important professional development opportunities to both students and teachers from South West high schools. Entry packs are sent out to schools each year at the start of term 2.




Bring your class to BRAG’s specialised art studio for an art workshop! These workshops can be combined with exhibition tours and provide some valuable hands-on time for the students. Workshops are run on a cost recovery basis, please enquire with BRAG for more information.


BRAG offers work experience placements for students in high school and tertiary level education. Please contact us in advance as work experience places are limited.


BRAG understands that it can be difficult to get your school groups to us, thus we are able to facilitate a number of outreach opportunities to bring the arts to you. These programs take time to organise so please contact us well in advance. BRAG outreach activities operate on a cost recovery basis.

Monday, 26 July 2021 08:59


At the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG), we hold a range of public programs open to the public. Find us on Eventbrite for more details or sign up to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with upcoming exhibitions, public programs and gallery news!

Thursday, 04 February 2021 12:48

Noongar Country 2021 Entry Form

All Artists must be Indigenous and residing in Noongar Country (approximately as far North as Geraldton, East out to Southern Cross in the Wheat belt and down to Esperance) are invited to enter in the 2021 Noongar Country exhibition - download your copy of the entry form below!


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.
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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.



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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 in 2022. 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 2021

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.
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