The collections are an important cultural asset for the Moree region and feature works by Australian artists working in diverse media and subject matter. We research the collections and provide access to the public by staging exhibitions and education opportunities that draw on key collection themes.
As an Aboriginal Keeping Place we preserve and promote Aboriginal culture through permanent and temporary exhibitions and education programs. BAMM holds one of the most significant collections of Aboriginal contemporary painting in regional New South Wales. This collection is developed through purchases and generous donations. The building's main hallway is home to a permanent display of historical Aboriginal artefacts, including boomerangs, spears, woomeras, coolamons, bark paintings and carved emu eggs. These objects were the basis of a large donation to Moree Plains Shire Council by Robert Bleakley in the early 1980s and are held in safe keeping for their traditional owners.
Sally Gabori Dibirdibi Country (detail) acrylic on canvas (two panels) (2007) 199 x 102 each; presented in 2008 by Dr Ann Lewis, AO
Tracey Moffatt, Up in the sky #18 (1997), silver gelatin photograph edition 43/60
Percy Lindsay, The cloud and the vineyard (1895), oil on board.
James Muir Auld, Landscape with cows (1918), oil on board
Jonatha Kumintjara Brown, Frog men (1996), ochres on canvas
Michael Riley, Moree women (1990), silver gelatin photograph edition 1/10