Due to the ever-changing circumstances in regards to COVID-19, the Western Plains Cultural Centre has had to unfortunately make some changes to our upcoming exhibition schedule. Please see below each exhibition title as to what will be occurring with that particular exhibitions. Dates for postponed exhibitions will be released as soon as possible. Please ring reception on 6801 4444 with any enquiries or concerns. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.
20 JUNE - 6 SEPTEMBER 2020
HOMEGROUND: LEO CREMONESE: THE COLOUR OF THE INVISIBLE
The Colour of the Invisible by Kandos-based artist Leo Cremonese, features work that offers access to realms outside of the human domain. Using a combination of painting and installation, the artist fuses disparate materials and colours in an effort to create harmony within the physical and giving form to what is usually invisible. The exhibition asks us to reflect on our natural surroundings and allow ourselves to embrace the unknown and unseen. The Colour of the Invisible highlights the artist’s adaptability in transforming an outdoor private experience into the context of the gallery space, and bringing the non-human to the human domain. This is a HomeGround exhibition, produced by the WPCC and supported by Orana Arts.
Image Credit: Leo Cremonese, Earthly Fire and Celestial Fire, 2019, mixed media on linen, courtesy of artist.
20 JUNE - 4 OCTOBER 2020
FRESH ARTS 20/20
Fresh Arts Inc. is a group of artists who live and work in Dubbo, Warren, Gilgandra and surrounds. A co-operative vehicle for exhibiting, professional development and social opportunities, Fresh Arts has exhibited widely since its establishment in 2004. The Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) has collaborated with the group in a number of ways, with many individual artists exhibiting over that time. Fresh Arts: 20/20 presents the work of 18 artists from its current membership and presents a focused survey of current artistic practice within their ranks, as well as that of the region as a whole. The exhibition reveals the diversity of practice as well as the interests and concerns of artists living in regional NSW in 2020.
8 AUGUST - 4 OCTOBER 2020
BEHIND THE LINES: THE YEAR'S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONS 2019: THE GREATEST HITS
Behind the Lines is an annual exhibition from the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House that celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.
Framed by the world of rock music and under this year’s theme song of The Greatest Hits Tour, Australia’s leading political cartoonists amped up the satire on 2019’s greatest political hits. Behind the Lines features over 80 artworks from over 30 political cartoonists from across Australia.
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
12 SEPTEMBER - 22 NOVEMBER
HOMEGROUND: SANG INTO EXISTENCE: ANNA NORDSTROM
Sang into Existence by Lismore-based artist Anna Nordstrom is an investigation into the continual environmental, societal, and climatic changes that Australia has faced in recent years. Inspired by her journey from Lismore to Dubbo; these mixed media works, primarily created from discarded construction materials from renovated and destroyed houses, explore and reflect on the meaning embedded within the materiality that surrounds us. Sang into Existence is an exhibition that explores notions of history and memory associated with life in Australia, by reinterpreting the unwanted materials that once formed our home. This is a HomeGround exhibition, produced by WPCC and supported by Orana Arts.
Image Credit: Anna Nordstrom, Talbragar Silo Dubbo, 2020, Linoleum and pressed metal, image courtesy of artist.