Museum and Gallery exhibitions
Visitation to our Centre during the pandemic is in line with our CovidSafe Plan, We ask all visitors to register by our QR Codes placed conveniently at Reception and Entrances, this is to comply with current Government Regulations. We have installed hand sanitizers and request all visitors abide by physical distancing requirements, while wandering through our exhibitions within the Museum and Gallery. Our programs and events are ticketed, so please visit our EVENTS page to ensure your spot is secured.
The history of Dubbo told through the people who lived here.
From diaries and ledgers to clothing and domestic objects that transport us back in time, the WPCC Collection provides a unique portal to our past.
WALLACE & McGEE, WALMAC AND THE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEST
31 JULY – 7 NOVEMBER
What do the RAAF Base, St Raphael’s Church in Cowra, St Mary’s School, Wellington, the Nyngan RSL Club, the Forbes Olympic Pool and the Amaroo Hotel have in common? A Dubbo-based company built them all.
This exhibition will explore the history of the company as well as its impact on the establishment and consolidation of communities across the western region.
THE WPCC COLLECTION
The WPCC visual art collection focusses primarily on the animal in art. This is a rich vein of exploration for artists and the collection features a dazzling variety of mediums, styles and approaches to the subject. From oils to printmaking, installations to digital media, the WPCC collections features surprising and engaging works from some of Australia’s best contemporary artists.
The 1950s Classroom is a former classroom belonging to Dubbo High School and is located off the Dubbo Regional Museum
The 1950s Classroom is an interactive exhibit offering a truly unique visitor experience.Come in and explore. Reflect upon the old school days of regimented desks, blackboards and ink wells.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
This work depicts a figure sitting on the end of a jetty at sunset. The theme being reflected is that of a youthful view toward the future. Sometimes young people can feel as though they are lacking in substance or vibrancy in comparison to the world which surrounds them...
up and coming exhibitions
SCOTT HOWIE: HOW GOOD IS UNAUSTRALIA
4 DECEMBER 2021 - 6 FEBRUARY 2022
how good is unaustralia is an exhibition of work by Wagga Wagga-based artist, Scott Howie featuring a series of screen-based performances, sculptures and installations that offer a cheeky and provocative view
to imagining the possibility of an unaustralia. Howie adopts a satirical
lens as he questions the nationalistic values associated with being Australian, revealing a body of work that allows us to question those unfulfilled promises and hopes of being Australian.
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENSE: CAZNEAUZ BY THE WATER
13 NOVEMBER 2021 -
6 FEBRUARY 2022
Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953), was a giant in the history of Australian photography. ‘Through a Different Lens’ takes us back in time to Cazneaux’s soft focus Australia and gives us an insight into this significant photographer’s life.
This exhibition of more than 50 original pieces presents this aspect of Cazneaux’s art, reflecting how water and Sydney Harbour fits within his work, his signature pictorial photographic style and his foray into modernism and abstract form.
JAMFACTORY ICON ANGELA VALAMANESH:
ABOUT BEING HERE
4 SEPTEMBER – 7 NOVEMBER
JamFactory’s ICON series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media. Inspired by the symbiosis between science and poetry, Angela Valamanesh’s artworks elicit intrigue and a strong sense of personal investigation as she manipulates seemingly familiar anatomical, botanical and parasitic forms in beguiling and unusual ways. Primarily
known for her biomorphic ceramic sculptures, this exhibition also celebrates the artist’s evocative drawings, watercolours, and mixed media works from her developing style of the late 1990s until present.
LEILA JEFFREYS: FLOCK
31 JULY – 14 NOVEMBER
Leila Jeffreys utilises photography and video to create intimate images of birds as a means to highlight their idiosyncratic beauty and their unique relationship to humans and the natural world. Eschewing
any outside elements that would distract from her subjects, Jeffreys’ human-sized portraits of native pigeons and doves of New Guinea and Australia, featured in this exhibition, revealing them to be surprisingly diverse, unlike the everyday image we may have of them. The series,
titled ‘Ornithurae’, allows us to see these busy birds up close and in minute detail, which would otherwise be impossible in real life.
GEOFF THOMAS: ALL ABOUT THE MATERIAL
12 FEBRUARY - 1 MAY 2022
All about the material is an exhibition that showcases the prolific practice of Gilgandra-based potter, Geoff Thomas as he explores both the materiality and processes involved in creating wood-fired pottery. Drawing on East Asian pottery practices, Thomas reflects on his own
identity and roles as a farmer and potter, using clay as a medium to convey the diversity and beauty within both worlds. All about the material is a body of work that combines process, experimentation
and chance as overarching elements that influence the outcome.
MEL O'CALLAGHAN: CENTRE OF THE CENTRE
20 NOVEMBER 2021 -
6 FEBRUARY 2022
‘Centre of the Centre’ investigates breath as the central origin of life and as a vital function that connects humans at a cellular level. The exhibition is inspired by a small mineral containing a tiny pocket of water, possibly millions of years old, which was gifted to the artist by her grandfather, renowned Australian-mineralogist, Albert Chapman.
community arts centre
Score Board is a community project that does not discriminate between established artists and others. It aims to give a voice to the community, all parts of the community, in an as fair and democratic process as possible.
Join us for 45 minutes of fun during the free WPCC early learning program for under-fives. Sing songs, listen to stories and have fun doing craft. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers love this opportunity to relax, make friends and spend time with their little ones in the knowledge that someone else will clean up the mess!