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 one - 3 Feb until 1 April

Join us for Art and Craft, sessions held in Term 1 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

BACKGROUND TALK

Wednesday 3 March I 11AM

Representatives from Dubbo & District Family History Society will present a talk on the background to the Vincent's Studio collection, coinciding with our current exhibition in our museum.  

Join the DDFHS experts to find out how they discovered, preserved and cataloged this fascinating piece of Dubbo's history. 


Image credit  J. E. Vincent, Vincent's Studio, Wheeler family, 1952, digital scan of original B&W negative, collection Dubbo & District Family History Society.

FREE EVENT 

Community Arts Program

LOOBY: A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Thursday 11 March I 6PM

To mark 100 Years of the Archibald, this documentary on Archibald Prize winner Keith Looby reveals the ruthless politics of Australian art world. Come and be a part of this nationwide screening event in our Black Box Theatre. 

FREE EVENT 

 Community Arts Program

EACH SATURDAY IN MARCH | 11AM - 1PM

ASK THE EXPERTS

This month Dubbo & District Family History Society is holding drop-in sessions within the exhibition, Vincent's Studio: True to Life Likeness.

The community is invited to sit with volunteers to access the Vincent's Studio database, inquire about DDFHS services or even gain membership of the organisation.

DDFHS has one of the largest collections of genealogical resources in the West, and their representatives are extremely knowledgeable about local family history.        

A DDFHS representative will be in the exhibition every Saturday in March between 11am - 1pm. 
 

FREE EVENT 

NO TICKETING REQUIRED

Community Arts Program

LUNCH BOX TALKS

THURSDAY 11 MARCH | 1PM

Our LunchBox Talks are back!  Join us for some lunch and insights into the world of culture.  From talks on our historical past and artistic future, LunchBox deep dives into a range of topics to explore and investigate our cultural world.

In this Lunch Box talk 'The power of an object in ceremony, ritual and art', our Education Officer Phil Aitken will discuss the material and non-material world of the object. Exploring the notion that an object can become a container that conveys carefully considered and constructed packages of information.

Ticket includes refreshments provided by Creo Cafe. 

FREE EVENT 

$10 PER TICKET

SMOKESCREEN: Community Arts Program

BARRYMORE

SATURDAY 13 MARCH | 4PM

Barrymore is a two-person play that represents actor John Barrymore as he comes to terms with his acting successes and the depredations of excess. Barrymore rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise funds for a revival of his 1920 Broadway hit Richard III. This attempted revival however, never took place, but acts as a dramatic theatrical devise for an actor to reminisce about his life and an acting career that saw him named in the 1920s as the “greatest living American tragedian”.
Starring: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis

Written and directed by Eric Canuel

Ticket includes free drink at The Establishment Bar after the film.

$10 PER TICKET

$70 Season Pass

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

HANDMADE MARKETS

SATURDAY 27 MARCH | 2PM-6PM

Held within the greens of the Community Arts Centre, these markets celebrate the creativity within the region.

FREE EVENT 

NO TICKETING REQUIRED

Give away

THE MIDNIGHT GANG

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH I 6PM

Thanks to the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre we have a double pass to give away to the 6pm show for The Midnight Gand on the 24th of March.

TO ENTER: We are looking for a 30 second (max) video submission of an adventure at home, be inspired by Tom and his Midnight Gang and take us on a drama filled adventure. Don't forget to ask your parents to record and simply send the clip via messenger to our Facebook or Instagram @WPCCDubbo.  Please include your Name, parents name & contact details including postal address and and email ~ these will need to go on the tickets.


We will announce the winners on 17 March, so your video submissions need to be in by Friday 12 March.

For more information on the show or to book tickets see: https://www.drtcc.com.au/season-program/themidnightgang

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