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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
Showcasing Central West artists

Arts OutWest is celebrating 50 years of arts and cultural development in the Central West in 2024.

We are celebrating this milestone. Our celebrations include a 12-month, small-scale exhibition project called THE PLINTH SHOW.

Arts OutWest’s Plinth Show will highlight a different artist, with their work displayed on portable plinths, at a different visitor information centre around the Central West each month for 12 months.

Each exhibition will consist of 1, 2 or 3 plinths. The program is designed to promote local artists and cultural tourism across our region with cross promotion of the Culture Maps Central NSW website.

Works are not for sale, but visitors can contact the artist.

Forbes is the first exhibition. July 2024 the Plinth Show moves to Grenfell.

#1 Ronda Sharpe
At Forbes Visitor Information Centre, June 2024, daily
Artist statement:
My studio-based practice intertwines a visual narrative of my Wiradjuri continuum to languages, culture, and traditional artefact forms. My environmental arts practice combines the use of repurposed mediums with natural fibres.
The fusion of contemporary and historical Wiradjuri weaving customs with reclaimed post-industrial materials creates a visual story that comments on present day environmental issues and transforms the objects into contemporary sculptural forms. The use of cables discarded from modern communications technologies strengthens the metaphor of communicating traditional weaving practices in a contemporary context.
I have continued to research and learn from the First Nations artefacts that showcase our weaving and agricultural practices. As a Wiradjuri artist, being on Wiradjuri country allows me to connect to my Ancestors and Mother Earth who provide me with natural grasses and inspiration. My journey of creating contemporary fibre artworks that represent Wiradjuri cultural artefacts and Yindyamarra (respect) for Mother Earth, is evolving.
 If you would like to know more about the Ronda Sharpe and her artwork, please head to Ronda’s instagram or website.

When: Monthly from June 2024

Locations Each local government area in the NSW Central West

Thank you to support from Create NSW (NSW Government) via Rescue Restart funds.

Image: work by Parkes Wiradjuri artist Ronda Sharpe.