The heart of culture in the central west, the Western Plains Cultural Centre includes a Gallery, Museum and Community Art Centre. Presenting cutting edge exhibitions and programs, the Western Plains Cultural Centre aims, to challenge, connect and reflect our community and share the culture of Western NSW with our visitors. 

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DUBBO REGIONAL GALLERY

We invite you to saunter through the 3 distinct spaces within our Gallery, the visual art permanent collection – animal in art; featuring a variety of mediums and styles, the collection features engaging and provocative works from some of Australia’s best contemporary artists. Our HomeGround for emerging regional visual artists or the Curated Gallery for large scale touring exhibitions.

 

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EVENTS this month

All events and programs listed are ticketed and run in accordance with current and active directives of Dubbo Regional Council and NSW State Government in relation to Covid-19 Restrictions and physical distancing guidelines.

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MINIMAKERS

TERM 2

21 APRIL - 24 JUNE

Wednesdays & Thursdays

FREE

DUBBO REGIONAL MUSEUM

This is the history of Dubbo told through the people who live here. Stories of hardship, perseverance, ingenuity, tragedy and joy. A permanent exhibition that can be viewed throughout the year, and incorporated into any tour or educational group.

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COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

This is the home for all our cultural programming.  Our Black Box Theatre supports youth theatre programs and film events, while immersive educational opportunities are available across a range of topics relating to the WPCC's collections and exhibitions, and sites of special historical and cultural interest around Dubbo.

 

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DRAWN TO THE CENTRE

16 MAY

Everyone can draw!
We invite you to come along and draw in the gallery.

FREE

SMOKESCREEN 2021

From the Playwrights Desk - Great Films based on a Play.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILY TREASURES

15 MAY 11AM

Hear how Dubbo & District Family History Society members suggest you should store or display old family photos and records.

FREE

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TESTING TIMES: A COVID-19 ARCHIVE 

 

Testing Times: A COVID-19 Archive; this pandemic is having a profound effect on the world and everyone here in the Dubbo Region. Find out more on how you can make a permanent contribution to this permanent Local History Archive.

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OFFICIAL OPENING - Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

21 MAY 6PM

Join us for the official opening of this major national touring exhibition.

 

FREE

IN CONVERSATION: Lindy Lee and Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE 

22 MAY 10:00AM

Join us for an intimate conversation with artist Lindy Lee and Exhibition Curator and Director Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.

FREE

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IN CONVERSATION - Behind the Lines

4 JUNE 6PM

Join Political Cartoonist of the year Cathy Wilcox and Mariam Abboud Curator as they discuss a day in the life of a political cartoonist living and reporting during the roller coaster year of 2020

 

FREE