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)
7 DECEMBER - 16 FEBRUARY 2020
ROCHELLE SUMMERFIELD: CROSSROADS
7 December | 2.00pm
This is a HomeGround exhibition, WPCCs emerging regional artist program. The HomeGround program is proudly supported by: Wingewarra Dental
Crossroads is an exhibition that uses visual storytelling to explore themes on loss and transformation. Summerfield's bold experimentations 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.
Image Credit: Rochelle Summerfield ‘Doomed Innocent: Macquarie Perch’’ 2019, Mixed Media drawing and shadow projection, courtesy of the artist.
9 NOVEMBER - 2 FEBRUARY 2020
ART OF THREATENED SPECIES
8 November 2019 | 6.00pm
A collaboration between Western Plains Cultural Centre, Orana Arts and the Office of Planning, Industry and Environment
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
29 JUNE - 24 NOVEMBER 2019
MAD MOSSY: MURDER, MAYHEM AND THE FORGOTTEN CLASS
29 June 2019 | 2.00pm
A WPCC Exhibition
Albert Andrew Moss is almost lost to history, but 80 years ago his name was everywhere. Whispered in pubs, front parlours and corner stores, Dubbo was gripped by the story of ‘Mossy’ and his dramatic trial for the murder of three men. The trial was the most sensational of its day with claims that Moss had killed up to 13 men across NSW. It would place Dubbo at the centre of an explosive criminal tragedy. But was he guilty? Did he get a fair trial? And was the legal system of the day up to handling ‘Mad Mossy’? This is a WPCC exhibition.
THE WPCC COLLECTION
The WPCC visual art collection focusses primarily on the animal in art. This is a rich vein of exploration for artists and the collection features a dazzling variety of mediums, styles and approaches to the subject. From oils to printmaking, installations to digital media, the WPCC collections features surprising and engaging works from some of Australia’s best contemporary artists.
Image Credit: David Noonan. Owl Wallpaper, 2002-03, screenprint on archival paper, Purchased with funds donated by Friends of Dubbo Regional Gallery Inc
Peoples Places Possessions
Dubbo means red ochre. The city dwells in red soil western plains, infused with pastoral light and productivity. This place breathes the energy and passion of its people, past and present. We all experience place by moving through it, all our senses alive to its shifting shapes and moods. This sense of place is created through the entanglements of nature and culture, past and future dreams, shared stories and collective memory.
In this exhibition we explore pastoral landscapes with symbols of agriculture and family ambition. Dubbo streetscapes reveal the changing facades of shops and the hidden stories within. Storytellers spin yarns about Dubbo events and identities. There are many objects from the old Dubbo Museum, material traces of past lives and aspirations. They speak in eloquent silence about people, place and possessions.