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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

2019 Dates:

Term 1: January: 31 February: 7, 14, 21, 28 March:7, 14, 21, 28 

Term 2:  April: 4, 11 May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,June: 6, 13, 20, 27

Term 3: July: 25 August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September: 5, 12, 19, 26

Term 4: October: 16,17, 23,24, 30,31 November: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 December: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18,19

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.

NOVEMBER 2019

Official Opening | Art of Threatened Species

Friday 8 November | 6.00pm

You are invited to the Official Opening of The Art of Threatened Species.

Refreshments will be served on arrival.

About the Exhibition

Art of Threatened Species explores threatened flora, fauna and the environments that sustain them in New South Wales, by enabling artists and scientists to collaborate. Each artist has traveled vast distances and spent many hours researching and observing species and environments. Each has partnered with a scientist working within each specific field. The resulting works will attempt to communicate the issues, politics, and emotions that surround at-risk animals, plants and environments. This project is a partnership between Orana Arts (OA) and the Office of Planning, Industry and Environment.     

Twilight Handmade Art Markets

Saturday 30 November | 4.00pm

Bring local creativity to you in a multi-faceted explosion of art, craft, food and music. Talk to the artists and artisans, learn the passion that drives them to produce and sample some of the best home-grown and homemade foods the region has to offer. 
 

 

 

 

Interested in having a stall at the markets?? 

Official Opening | Let Me Be Myself

Saturday 30 November | 2.00pm

You are invited to the Official Opening of Let Me Be Myself

Refreshments will be served on arrival.

About the Exhibition

Let Me Be Myself is an exhibition that enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank.  The exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person. It reminds us that all out actions have the ability to impact on a single individual. 

DECEMBER 2019

Official Opening | Rochelle Summerfield: Crossroads

Saturday 7 December | 2.00pm

You are invited to the Official Opening of Rochelle Summerfield: Crossroads

Refreshments will be served on arrival.

About the Exhibition

Crossroads is an exhibition that uses visual storytelling to explore themes on loss and transformation. Summerfield's bold experimentation's through animation and mixed media shadow works disrupt traditional art forms as she combines new technologies to create dialogues around female subjectivity, nature and transformation. Crossroads examines the relationships between humans and the environment which Summerfield believes are intrinsically bound to our sense of self, well-being and connections within communities. This is a HomeGround exhibition, produced in collaboration between WPCC and Orana Arts.  

Official Opening | Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth

Saturday 14 December | 2.00pm

You are invited to the Official Opening of Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth

Refreshments will be served on arrival.

About the Exhibition

From the ancient stories of indigenous cultures of the world to the more contemporary sagas and fables of western civilisations, birds of the Corvidae family (ravens and crows) are highly symbolic - representing the presence of death, all-seeing knowledge, evil, good luck and protection.Using multi-channel video projection with layers of ambient and constructed, amplified sounds, triggered by motion sensors, and recorded on location in Australia and Iceland, Eye of the Corvus, explores the range of these birds in two of their native lands – drawing the participant into a new narrative through the avian eye. It will be an immersive experience, throwing the viewer into the expansive field of view of the raven, reimagining landscapes familiar in one aspect, made unfamiliar through additional layers of information. Adaptation, narrative, myth-making and interdependence collide in the raven. It is a marker not just for our time and culture but for many times and many cultures. This is a WPCC exhibition.

A Facility of Dubbo Regional Council

76 WINGEWARRA STREET

PO BOX 81 DUBBO NSW 2830

 

W. westernplainsculturalcentre.org

E. contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org

T. 02 6801 4444

F. 02 6801 4449

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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