Braidwood Regional Arts Group (BRAG), an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, continues the tradition set by the Braidwood Group of the 1970s which brought together artists from a wide range of mediums such as poet Judith Wright and painter Tom Thompson; weaver Solvig Baas Becking, potter Richard Murray and silversmith Christoph Altenburg, who later became three foundation members, making Braidwood a center for creative and cultural excellence.
BRAG looks after the interests of artists and craftpersons living in Braidwood and its Regions - visual, craft, performing and literary.
BRAG creates and maintains links of support between its members, provides peer support and opportunities for interaction among its members and arranges for relaxed gatherings where news and ideas can be shared.
BAG serves as a lobbying body that advocates the recognition of artists' contribution to the economic development of the region and the improvement of the financial status of its members.
The BRAG Members' Exhibition held each year during the Easter long weekend draws many visitors to the area and receives critical acclaim. Its exhibitors range from world renown artists to first works by future artists now only of school age.
BRAG is the proud owner of the Braidwood Community Arts Centre; it acts as a focus for its activities and it contributes to Braidwood's economy.
For more information, go to BRAG's website