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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Central West Museums nominated for IMAGinE awards


The IMAGinE awards highlight the resilience, innovation and creativity of museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres and recognise the people who work in them.

Congratulations to Orange Regional Gallery, Oberon Museum, Chifley Home [Bathurst], Orange Regional Museum, Bathurst Rail Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Mudgee Arts Precinct.

The museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres of NSW provide historical, contemporary and future context. They tell stories about their communities and reflect on what they might become. Their programs record history and grow ideas; they generate and support creative processes that contribute to economic, social and health related wellbeing. They help build resilient and sustainable communities.

IMAGinE celebrates all institutions and pays homage to those organisations run by volunteers, with limited budgets and minimal resources. These awards offer a unique opportunity for museums and galleries in NSW to advocate, promote their achievements and raise their profile within the sector and the broader community.

The awards presentation night will take place at the Chau Chak Wing Museum on Thursday 24 November 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm.

See the full list of nominees

Nominees for 2022 from the NSW Central West are:

5-10 paid staff

Orange Regional Gallery Winhanganha Mayiny

2 or less paid staff

Oberon District Museum Forest and Timber Interpretive Centre

2 or less paid staff

Chifley Home Chifley Home Conservation and Reinterpretation
Orange Regional Museum Pat Ford: Pride of Orange

Child’s Play: Growing up in Orange in the 1950s and 1960s

3 – 10 paid staff

Bathurst Rail Museum BRM Volunteer School Holiday Program
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery BRAG Youth Advocates
Mudgee Arts Precinct A Brief History of Mudgee: School Engagement Program

Projects with a budget of $100,00 or greater

Mudgee Arts Precinct Construction and delivery of Mudgee Arts Precinct to the community
Orange Regional Gallery Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project

IMAGE: Bathurst Rail Museum volunteer program.