Our events and programs are ticketed to comply with Covid-19 Government Regulations. Please secure tickets to our events and program to ensure your spot. Most events at the WPCC are FREE, but some incure a fee so please read the event details below.
Visits to the Gallery and Museum require visitors to scan and register by QR code upon arrival. 

UPCOMING
EVENTS

Community Arts Program

MINIMAKERS

Term two - 21 April until 24 June

Join us for Art and Craft, sessions held in Term 2 each Wednesday at 9:30am and 10:30am and Thursday at 9:30am and 10:30am. Tickets are available per family and are released the Monday morning of each week. 

FREE EVENT 

Community Arts Program

THE GRAND TOUR

3RD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH 6PM

Join us for an illustrated journey through current exhibitions, events and ideas from around the world and their prevailing influence on our culture. There are hundreds of shows presented, essays written and auctions staged, at any given time, and their effects on culture at large is not often seen for many years.

Our Curator Kent Buchanan will discuss some of these, as well as respond to ideas and interests of those in attendance. Come along and travel the world with your friends in the comfort of the WPCC!

Tickets will be available on the 1st of each month.

FREE EVENT 

Community Arts Program

DRAWN TO THE CENTRE

MAY 2nd and 16th

12pm - 2pm

Everyone can draw! 


We invite you to come along and draw in the gallery. Drawing is both an important process for artists to explore ideas and a great way to relax. We will have a local artist in the gallery on selected Sundays during the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award exhibition and these artists can help you work on your drawing skills. 


All ages are welcome and no experience is needed.

 
So if you are an artist or someone who hasn’t drawn since childhood, we invite you to renew your creative experience drawing in the gallery with a local artist.

 

FREE EVENT 

NO TICKETING REQUIRED

Community Arts Program

ANZAC Day Talk: Preparing for Invasion: Keep your head and you're more likely to keep your life.

Sunday April 25th from 6am, talk begins at 7am

As 1942 dawned Australia found itself with a furious enemy virtually on its doorstop. The Japanese seemed to be unstoppable, and for Australia the threat of invasion felt very real. Using Dubbo as a microcosm, this talk investigates the day to day life of ordinary people, who suddenly faced the threat of invasion.

Unexpectedly small towns like Dubbo were at the forefront of Australia’s emergency response, with few resources it was left to civilian organizations and municipal councils were told to Prepare Now! This is in part a story of a community unifying to support the war effort and do their bit. But it is also a story of air raid sirens and black our trials, of ‘wild orgys’, ‘dictatorship complaints’, and ‘spy alarms’…   


$10 Per Person, includes a bacon and egg roll and self service tea/coffee. Barista Coffee available for purchase at Creo Café

Image Credit: 'He's coming south', 1942, lithograph on paper, Australian War Memorial, ARTV09225

Community Arts Program

SMOKESCREEN: UNA(2016)

SATURDAY  MAY 1 | 4PM

Based on Harrower’s play, BlackBird, UNA is a confronting and emotional story of inappropriate love. A love with shattering consequences as a young woman goes looking for answers, answers from a hidden past that threaten to unravel the new life of her much older former lover.

Written by Eugene O'Neill and Directed by Sidney Lumet

​Written by David Harrower and directed by Benedict Andrews


Starring: Ruby Stokes, Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn

Ticket includes a standard complimentary drink at The Establishment Bar following the film.

76 WINGEWARRA STREET

PO BOX 81 DUBBO NSW 2830

 

W. westernplainsculturalcentre.org

E. contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org

T. 02 6801 4444

F. 02 6801 4449

MUSEUM AND GALLERY OPEN DAILY: 10am - 4pm, until 6pm Friday

CREO CAFE:

8:30am - 4pm Monday to Thursday

8:30am - 6pm Friday

8:00am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

 

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

 

GENERAL ADMISSION FREE
All visitors must scan and register by QR code, in line with current Government Covid-19 regulations.

Programming support provided by Create NSW