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Exhibition Opening – Animal Kin

Fri 2 August at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition ‘Animal Kin.’

Join us at Orange Regional Museum to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Animal Kin. Featuring work by local public primary school students, the ‘herd’ includes more than 2500 collage animals that were made as part of an in-school creative and environmental education project carried out in Term 2, 2024.


Friday 2 August 2024

Doors open at 6pm for 6:15pm


Free, all welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by booking a free ticket.


Special Instructions

Please let us know if you or your child have any requirements we might need to prepare for by calling the Public Engagement and Education Officer on 02 6393 8176.





3 August – 20 October 2024


Humans have close connections with animals of all sorts. Many of us live with pets who consider as part of our families and some are passionate about the conservation of native wildlife. First nations people across Australia often have totemic relationships with certain species, while some cultural groups from around the world are closely associated with iconic beasts. This exhibition asks us to think about our varied relationships with animals and explores the idea that animals really are our kith and kin.


Animal Kin is a collaborative project developed by Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Gallery and the SPARKE networks of local public primary schools.



Fri 2 August
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia


Local government area
Visual arts


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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