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About Us

About Us

Bank Art Museum Moree

BAMM is a regional art institution with a difference. For thirty years we have worked to enhance the cultural life of Moree with a changing schedule of exhibitions that educate, challenge, and delight our local audience and visitors to the region.

Our Mission

BAMM’s mission is to educate our audience and inspire local artists to continually improve the appreciation and practice of art in our community. We care for and develop our permanent collection and currently hold the most significant collection of Aboriginal paintings in regional NSW.

Our Past

BAMM is managed by the Moree Cultural Art Foundation. MCAF was established in 1987 to raise funds for the then Moree Plains Gallery. Originally operated by Moree Plains Shire Council, MCAF took ownership of gallery operations in 2001.

Our Future

In 2018, after thirty years of operation the gallery was re-named BAMM: Bank Art Museum Moree. The new name reflects the contemporary edge of our programs and highlights our history and responsibilities as a collecting institution.

A Special Thank You

BAMM continues to receive invaluable support from Moree Plains Shire Council, through funding and the use of the magnificent 1911 Edwardian-style building, the previous home of the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney.

BAMM Acknowledges the financial support provided by the Moree Cultural Art Foundation along with annual funding from Create NSW.

BAMM Collection

BAMM is the caretaker of two collections, owned separately by Moree Plains Shire Council and the Moree Cultural Art Foundation. Together these collections represent an important cross-section of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian art from the late nineteenth century to the present, built on a foundation of the work of local artists and traditions. The Collection presents a panoramic view of the art and artefacts of a region that is all-inclusive, respects the past and embraces the present. It is a collection of national significance.

BAMM’s custodianship of a large collection of ancient Kamilaroi cultural objects and early contact materials relies on the engagement of the local Aboriginal community in our programs. We host an annual Gamilaroi Residency program, which sees Gamilaroi artists and curators reinterpret the BAMM collection through new work and exhibitions.