Educational Visits

The WPCC offers a range of tours, talks and lectures covering many topics relating to the WPCC's collections and exhibitions, and site of special historical and cultural interest around Dubbo.

TOURS

Self-Guided Tours

We welcome self-guided tours. Please book your visit and note that teachers must remain with groups at all times. Larger groups of students must split into groups of no more than 15 students accompanied by one adult. The WPCC reserves the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour becomes unruly. 

For more information on current exhibition click here

For more information on future exhibitions click here

Entry is free

 

Organised Tours

The WPCC offers organised tours of current exhibitions. Tours run for roughly 25 minutes. 

For more information on current exhibition click here

For more information on future exhibitions click here

Cost $5 per student 

 

EXCURSION PACKAGES

The WPCC offers curriculum-linked, flexible and engaging educational opportunities across a range of subjects from K-12.

 

MUSEUM EXCURSION PACKAGES

 

K-6 History Syllabus

 

Historical Immersion: 1950s Classroom

Students are taken back in time to experience a lesson in a 1950’s classroom. Stories told to them by their grandparents about cranky teachers, hard seats and the harsh discipline, will come to life while they have fun learning to write using a dip pen and ink.

 

Duration 25 minutes. Places are limited to 24 students. Students must be accompanied by a teacher. Cost $5 per student.

 

Historical Activity: Dubbo’s Wool Industry

The wool industry made an important contribution to Dubbo’s early economic success and continues to flourish today. Students will learn about wool growing and processing, and the vital part played by the museum’s impressive wool wagon and wool press during the preparation, and transportation of wool to markets. There will be an opportunity to compare samples of wool from different breeds of sheep and see a spinning demonstration.

 

Duration 25 minutes. Places are limited to 24 students. Students must be accompanied by a teacher. Cost $5 per student

ART MAKING EXCURSIONS

 

Printmaking

Using the artworks in current exhibitions as inspiration, students will work with simple but effective relief printmaking techniques to produce unique works of art.The workshop includes a guided tour of the art gallery, professional instruction by a local artist and all materials. Students get a lot of satisfaction particularly as their artwork is ‘revealed’ in the printing process. We offer two levels of skill with this workshop depending upon age.

Duration 2hrs. Places are limited to 25 students. Students must be accompanied by a teacher.

Cost $16 per student.

Bunyip Diorama

Explore what a Bunyip is and its importance in Australian Aboriginal mythology. The creature that lurks in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. Then create your own mythical creature and a place for it to live.Using painting and card modelling techniques the student will create a unique diorama to take away with them.

Duration 2hrs. Places are limited to 25 students. Students must be accompanied by a teacher.

Cost $16 per student.

Visual Poem

A visual poem has characteristics of a mixed-media composition in which non-representational language and visual elements occur.Using limited text and self-generated drawing, students will create a personal and unique narrative influenced by selected pieces within the walls of the gallery and museum.

Duration 2hrs. Places are limited to 25 students. Students must be accompanied by a teacher.

Cost $16 per student.

​Syllabus links (K – 12) include: Creative Arts, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Critical and creative thinking, History, English & Literacy (Visual Poem).

 

A WOMAN’S WORK

3 Dubbo women and their contribution to the arts, PowerPoint

\

WIRADJURI ARTIST,

MICHAEL RILEY

Click Here

DUBBO HERITAGE WALK

Click Here

THE MACQUARIE RIVER

Click Here

RISK ASSESMENT 

For visiting the WPCC

Click Here

Education Resources

76 WINGEWARRA STREET

PO BOX 81 DUBBO NSW 2830

 

W. westernplainsculturalcentre.org

E. contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org

T. 02 6801 4444

F. 02 6801 4449

A Facility of Dubbo Regional Council

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)

Follow us on social media:

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Wix Twitter page