BIG-little Histories of Canowindra: October 19-21

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A multi art-form event that interweaves four significant local histories, including Devonian, First Nation, Agricultural, and Bushranger. These histories will be linked through a community event. 

Site specific works include multimedia projections, performance and visual art, and
Indigenous language soundscapes. The event will be staged as a non linear installation with performance and visual works exhibited at the Canowindra Rail Precinct, including poster designs by Craig Lawler located in Gaskill Street.

During 2015 – 2018 Canowindra, Cowra and Grenfell communities have generously shared their stories, leading to the creative team producing a significant compilation of documented, local oral histories, reflecting a rich variety of viewpoints. Community participation is central to both the making and experiencing of this production.

This event will create a legacy of innovative material developed for public interest for the Canowindra, Cowra, Grenfell Historical Societies and Museums, Age of Fishes Museum, Blind Freddies Bushranger tours and National Sound Archives Canberra.

FRIDAY 19th October 6.30pm

SATURDAY 20th October – 11am-3pm

OPENING SAT 20th October – 6.30pm-10pm

SUNDAY 21st October – 10am-12pm

Local contributing visual and performance artists and designers include:
Heather Vallance, Kate Barclay, David Isbester, Phoebe Cowdery, Aleshia Lonsdale, Beatrice Murray, Rebecca Dowling, Genevieve Carroll, Dylan Gower, Bill Moseley, Will Bennett, John Daly, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Mary-ann Wright, Pascale Stendell, John Bourke, Norm Palazzi, Larry Walsh, Oli Statham, Matt Davies, Claire Liversidge, Mila Gower, Lilly Wright, Craig Walsh, Craig Lawler, Alison Plevey, Genevieve Blanchett

Principle Funders

  • Office of Environment and Heritage – Heritage Near Me
  • Create NSW
  • Avcom Staging


  • The CORRIDOR Project
  • Arts OutWest
  • Cabonne Council
  • Cowra Council
  • Bryton’s Wool Canowindra
  • Age of Fishes Museum Canowindra
  • Blind Freddie’s Canowindra
  • Finn’s Store Canowindra
  • Gaskill Greens Canowindra
  • Canowindra Pharmacy
  • Jo Robson Catering
  • Lions Canowindra
  • CWA Canowindra
  • Katie Kelly
  • Cowra Antique Vehicle Club Inc.

Thank you to our Funders + Supporters + Artists + Volunteers + Technical Support + The Central West Communities who shared their stories for Big Little Histories Of Canowindra.

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