The prime collecting theme for the gallery is The Animal in Art. This is inspired by the Gallery’s rural location and its proximity to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The Animal in Art seeks to examine issues surrounding the representation of animals in the Visual Arts. The Animal has been used extensively as a symbol, trophy, object and metaphor. The permanent collection tackles some of the wider possibilities of this rationale through works that use the animal as a means of expression whether in a literal or metaphoric way. Please enjoy these dialogues on artwork selected from our permanent collection.
Fresh Arts 20/20
1 June - 3 October
Fresh Arts Inc. is a group of artists who live and work in Dubbo, Warren, Gilgandra and surrounds. A co-operative vehicle for exhibiting, professional development and social opportunities, Fresh Arts has exhibited widely since its establishment in 2004. The Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) has collaborated with the group in a number of ways, with many individual artists exhibiting over that time. Fresh Arts: 20/20 presents the work of 18 artists from its current membership and presents a focused survey of current artistic practice within their ranks, as well as that of the region as a whole. The exhibition reveals the diversity of practice as well as the interests and concerns of artists living in regional NSW in 2020.