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A Brief History of Mudgee: Michael Burke

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A Brief History of Mudgee: Michael Burke

Fri 8 April - Sun 26 June

As part of its commitment to highlighting the Mid-Western Region’s rich and unique artistic talent, two new all-local exhibitions are currently exhibited at Mudgee Arts Precinct. The exhibitions of local artists Michael Bourke: ‘A Brief History of Mudgee’ and ‘Pamela Welsh: The Princess and the Piano’ will be on view until the 26 June.

Michael Bourke is a talented artist and educator whose work investigates local landscapes through the irreverent lens of a true larrikin. His painterly depictions of local identities and landmarks reimagine the region around Mudgee, poking fun at the town’s history through his playful, witty creations. Michael’s sharp satire belies his underlying affection for Mudgee and its surrounds. His alternative history is riddled with the golden hues that are somehow reminiscent of growing up in regional NSW in the 1970’s and 80’s.



Fri 8 April
Sun 26 June
Event Category:


Visual arts


Mudgee Arts Precinct
Market St
Mudgee, NSW Australia
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1300 765 002
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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