Theo Barker Memorial Lecture
Council is supporting the Theo Barker Memorial lecture at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm.
This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian. Having commenced in 2005, this is the eighth lecture presented in the series.
The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management.
The lecture will explore options for making the management of our heritage a positive and successful experience for all concerned. Items include possible changes to current heritage management practices from the way we heritage list places to owners preparing their own conservation strategies.
Starstruck is BRAG’s latest exhibition that reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema and explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie’s fictional worlds and the realities of filmmaking.
Starstruck explores 100 years of Australian cinema through portraiture, with 140 portraits on display. It is amazing how powerful these images are, and how much of our cultural identity is reflected through Australian films.
Bathurst is the only NSW venue for this major touring exhibition, a great privilege for the region and a testament to the high regard that Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is held in by our national collecting institutions.
Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor of Bathurst
Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM with Chief Executive Officer of NFSA Jan Müller