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 THREE - 14 JULY - 16 SEPTEMBER

Join us for Art and Craft, sessions held in Term 3 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 

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Community Arts Program

Inherit the Wind (1960)

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST | 4PM

Inherit the Wind is inspired by the famous Scopes Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee high-school teacher, John Scopes, was arrested and prosecuted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It was a violation of a state law prohibiting the teaching of any theory that denied the biblical account of divine creation. What ensues is a courtroom battle between those who believe the Bible is literally true and those who believe, as Spencer Tracy’s character puts it, that "an idea is a greater monument than a cathedral."


Starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly

Written by Jerome Laurence & Robert E. Lee and directed by Stanley Kramer.

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

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$10

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Community Arts Program

SMOKO: Building Community: Wallace & McGee, Walmac and the Construction of the West

28 AUGUST l 11AM

SMOKO is our official opening and company reunion for the new exhibition: Building Community: Wallace & McGee, Walmac and the Construction of the West.  

Join us in the Museum to experience our latest exhibition and celebrate with our community who helped shape this story.

 

Learn about the remarkable accomplishments of Bob Wallace and Phil McGee who together built a construction and hardware empire, that built many important buildings in Dubbo and many cities and towns around western NSW.  

Everyone is welcome so spread the word - SMOKO!

FREE

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Community Arts Program

Dubbo Art Fair 2021

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST 10AM - 4PM
SUNDAY 8 AUGUST 10AM - 4PM

For two days the Western Plains Cultural Centre will be opening our Gallery space for independent and emerging visual artists, designers and creatives to sell their work. 

 

Come along and support a community of creatives who are seeking new ways to engage with audiences and network within the regional scene. Follow the link to see who will be here!

 

This FREE event is will support over 40 creatives within the region from the entertainment and visual arts sector.

FREE
NO TICKET REQUIRED

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Community Arts Program

LUNCHBOX TALKS: Seeing Sound: The Art of Music / The Music of Art

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST - 1PM

Join Kent Buchanan for our next Lunchbox Talk where he will discuss Seeing Sound.
The worlds of music and art have often rubbed up against each other, and in many cases converged through collaborations, tributes, or outright co-option.

This talk will explore the intermingling of artists and musicians, from Luigi Russolo and the Italian Futurists to Kanye West and Vanessa Beecroft.

This will be a journey into image, sound and ego. 

Image: Luigi Russolo (left), his fellow Futurist Ugo Piatti, and a collection of the intonarumori machines he used for his music.

Your ticket includes light lunch and refreshments.
 

$10