Changes to upcoming events


Changes to upcoming events

Our response to COVID-19

Like many of our industry colleagues and local organisations, our team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following current recommendations made by state and federal governments.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, BAMM has made the difficult decision to CLOSE our doors to the public from Thursday 26 March, and cancel all upcoming March and April events and public programs.

This decision is guided by new health guidelines released by the federal government, an increasing need to comply with social distancing measures, and our Australian and global unified mission to #flattenthecurve

Please be aware that we will continue to work behind the scenes to keep you connected to artists, exhibitions and our collections online. For those looking for relief and encouragement, we hope that art can still have a place in your new daily life.

We encourage you to explore art as a form of expression and release, both for yourself and your kids. Our collection, exhibitions and the art practice of creatives across the region will continue to be shared with you through BAMM's social media on Facebook, Instagram and our website.

This is an uncertain time for everyone, and our thoughts are with our extended family of artists and the arts industry, and our loyal community of members, supporters, friends and visitors.

For those looking to support the arts during this period of change, we encourage you to continue engaging with BAMM and your regional artists.

  • Follow BAMM and our regional artists on social media.
  • Let us know that we are still being seen - share, comment, let us know what you would like from us digitally
  • When BAMM returns to business as usual we hope you will be able to attend.

The arts are making a move online during this period of change. We ask that you support the movement and check out #museumfromhome and #museumwithoutwalls for more online art and history experiences from the comfort of your couch.

This is not a goodbye, just a see you soon.

Alternatively, you can consider financially supporting us through our Sponsor an Artwork program during the Archibald Prize. Our doors will be closed but we will continue to promote our generous supporters online.

We thank you for your understanding and home to invite you back to BAMM soon. 

Best wishes from the BAMM team.