Dynamic mix of local and regional artists on show at BAMM Art Fair

Less than a month until the BAMM Art Fair closes for 2021!

A dynamic mix of local and regional artists is on show at Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) until the end of August as part of the annual BAMM Art Fair.

The opening weekend was a huge success with an inspiring outpouring of support for local and regional artists.

More than 400 people joined BAMM for an Arts and Crafts Market Day on Saturday, 26 June, adding a weekend morning of family fun with stalls, kids’ art activities and live artist demonstrations.

With everything from fashion, pottery, homewares, wood work, weavings and much more, there really was something for everyone.

“It has been such a jam packed few weeks for BAMM and our arts community, and we have seen so many new faces take part in what’s on at BAMM. It’s more obvious than ever before that the BAMM Art Fair is becoming a highlight in our region’s social annual calendar,” said Kate Tuart, BAMM Acting Director.

Ms Tuart invites anyone that has not already visited the BAMM Art Fair to drop in or register for one of the remaining art classes in August to use their Service NSW Discover Vouchers.

BAMM still has a number of exciting workshops and events led by local and regional artists planned for August, including Art After Dark: Ink and Sip Thursday 5 August, Paint and Sip – Frida Khalo Saturday 14 August, Paint and Sip – Desert Landscape Friday 27 August and even a Master Class in Drawing and Watercolour by artist Sally Falkiner Saturday 21 August!

Since the remarkable opening night on Friday 24 June, artworks have been flying off the walls in support for our local talent. Artists from across the region were invited to submit works earlier in the year to the themed Group Exhibition, The Painted River. The Group Exhibition includes works by creatives from Moree, Narrabri and Inverell, as well as artists from greater Sydney and further afield who travelled to Moree to take part in The Painted River Project at BAMM in April.

There are also seven unique Micro Exhibitions on show, with Moree and regional artists given the opportunity to display a collection of works in their own dedicated gallery space.

All artworks are available for sale, with proceeds directly benefitting the artist and BAMM fundraising. The Micro Exhibition catalogue is available online for those unable to visit BAMM.

“There’s no time like the present to support local and appreciate the talent we have in our region. We’ve had a rush of artwork sales, so drop by before you miss out on your chance to invest in affordable art from the Moree Plains Shire and beyond”, says Ms Tuart.

The Micro Exhibitions include:

  • Missed a Spot by Moree Local Chloe Flegerbein
  • There’s Still Life by Jess Tribe.
  • Sculpted in Cotton Paper by Yvonne Ledingham
  • A Sea of Acrylic Pours by Art therapy Collective
  • Life is a Bike Ride by Daniel Church
  • The Top End by Cathy Corderoy
  • Kamilaroi Works from the O’Mullane Collection

Head to the BAMM website for more details on upcoming adult workshops and book in today. Service NSW Discover vouchers accepted.

 Sold artworks are available for collection from 10am-1pm on Sunday 29 August, the final day of the show.

Exhibition ends: Sunday 29 August 2021.