Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.
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Exhibition: ‘A Likeneness’
Sat 2 September 2023, - Sun 3 March 2024,
Portraiture has held many purposes and focuses throughout history and the idea of a likeness is complex and ever-changing.
Portraits within the Gallery’s collection range from those presenting a physical likeness of the subject, to works which emphasise an individual’s psychological state or personality at a certain time. Some, extend beyond the individual to capture a broader cultural identity or examine the human condition.
Christian Thompson’s large-scale self-portraits mask his personal identity to foreground Indigenous cultural identity and connections to Country. Salvatore Zofrea’s tender portrait draws on his memory of his late father in a large diptych, seated both within and outside a room, evoking his fugitive state. While a small circular painting by Judy Cassab presents an intimate portrait of fellow artist and friend Nora Heysen.
Ranging from 1938 to the present, through photography, works on paper and painting, these diverse portraits draw us into the lives and stories of their subjects, and invite us to explore what it is that creates a sense of likeness.
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.
Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.
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