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Minimakers

Join us for 45 minutes of fun during the free WPCC early learning program for under-fives. Sing songs, listen to stories and have fun doing craft. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers love this opportunity to relax, make friends and spend time with their little ones in the knowledge that someone else will clean up the mess!

 

Minimakers meet in the WPCC’s Sister City Room in the Dubbo Regional Museum. All materials will be provided.

 

Ages: Infants – 5 years

When:
Wednesdays 9.30am
Thursdays 9.30am and 10.30am

2020 Dates:

Term 1: January: 29, 30 February: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 March:4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, April: 1, 2, 8, 9

Term 2: April: 29, 30 May: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 June: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 July: 1, 2

Term 3: July: 22, 23, 29, 30 August: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 September: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

Term 4: October: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 November: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 December: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Cost: Free

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Writers Hub

 

The Writers Hub is the place for new, emerging, aspiring or inspired writers to gather together to share, create, learn and augh. If you are interested in writing; join the Writers Hub to help develop your craft. The Writers Hub is an Outback Writers Centre programme. First Saturday of every month at 10am

Contact Val Clark via outbackwriters@gmail.com for more information.

JANUARY 

School Holiday Workshops

Monday 13 January - Friday 24 January | 10am and 1pm

 

Each holiday period we offer a FREE dynamic program of art and craft workshops to inspire students from 5 – 14 years of age. Choose the workshop of your fancy and create a masterpiece with collage and painting, printmaking, sculpture and scratchboard. We have a great team of artist/tutors who will help you make the most of our holiday arts program. No bookings required.

Eye of the Corvus: Artist Talk

Friday 24 January | 2.00pm

 

Join Kim V. Goldsmith as she takes you around Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth. Explore the range of these birds in two of their native lands and learn how this exhibition came to life through the Australian and Iceland landscapes.

Entry free. Please meet at reception. 

FEBRUARY

Smokescreen | A Raisin in the Sun

Saturday 8 February | 4.00pm

Directed by Daniel Petrie and Written by Lorraine Hansberry (1961)

Follows a black family that wants a better life away from the city. When their future neighbours find out the Youngers are moving in, they send Mark Lindner (known as Karl in the play) from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association to offer them money in return for staying away, but they refuse the deal.
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands

 

Smokescreen 2020 is 'From the Playwright’s Desk’. Films that were originally written for, and presented on the stage. Usually taking place in only a few locations, these ‘limited setting’ films bring the focus on the psychology of the characters. And in their confinement, there is little escape.

Tickets
Individual Film: $10.00

Season Pass: $60.00

Official Opening | Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt

Friday 14 February | 6.00pm

Please join us for the Official Opening of Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt


Refreshments will be served on arrival


This survey of significant works by Melbourne-based artist Arlo Mountford, spans 15 years of the artist’s practice, from
2003 to 2018. Mountford’s large scale video installations, kinetic sculptures and animations take a wry look at the
artistic canon, throwing light on visual art’s ongoing meaning and relevance in contemporary society.A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW

Image Credit: Arlo Mountford, The Triumph, 2010, video still, single channel video installation, 16:9 HD, stereo, duration 9:11 min Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery Melbourne

Curator Talk | Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt

Saturday 15 February | 11.00am

Please join us for a Curator Talk and Tour of Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt. Ask questions and learn more about the
process behind the development of this exhibition.


This survey of significant works by Melbourne-based artist Arlo Mountford, spans 15 years of the artist’s practice, from
2003 to 2018. Mountford’s large scale video installations, kinetic sculptures and animations take a wry look at the
artistic canon, throwing light on visual art’s ongoing meaning and relevance in contemporary society.A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW

Image Credit: Arlo Mountford, Murder in the Museum (still), 2005, single channel digital animation, 4:3 aspect ratio, stereo sound, 4:27 minutes. Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery Melbourne. Image © Arlo Mountford 2019

Official Opening | Fleur MacDonald: Based on a True Story
Saturday 22 February | 2.00pm
 

Please join us for the Official Opening of a HomeGround exhibition: Fleur MacDonald: Based on a True Story
 

Refreshments will be served on arrival


Based on a true story is an exhibition that explores and pays homage to the traditional craft of doily making. Inspired
by the legacy of historical Kandos local Lucy Williams, artist Fleur MacDonald reimagines this traditional practice of doily
making by painting renditions of traditional doilies on found domestic wooden serving bowls. This is a HomeGround
exhibition, produced by the WPCC and supported by Orana Arts.

 Image Credit: Fleur MacDonald, Destination, 2019, pigment and vanish on wood. Image © Fleur MacDonald 2019

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OPEN DAILY: 10am - 4pm

GALLERY CAFE: 9am - 4pm

Open until 6pm Friday Afternoons

 

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

The Gallery Cafe also closed Christmas Eve.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION FREE

(some special exhibitions may be ticketed)

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