30 NOVEMBER - 27 JANUARY 2020
LET ME BE MYSELF
30 November | 2.00pm
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.
Image Credit: Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stitching (Amsterdam)
14 DECEMBER - 2 FEBRUARY 2020
EYE OF THE CORVUS:
MESSENGER OF TRUTH
14 December | 2.00pm
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.
Image Credit: Kim V. Goldsmith, Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth, detail, 2019, Image courtesy of artist
9 NOVEMBER - 2 FEBRUARY 2020
ART OF THREATENED SPECIES
8 November 2019 | 6.00pm
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 travelled 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.
Image Credit: Anna Glynn Marooned (video still) 2019
A collaboration between Western Plains Cultural Centre, Orana Arts and the Office of Planning, Industry and Environment