Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
This exhibition tells the little-known story of the time the Dunera boys spent at the Orange Showground in 1941 and features artworks created during their internment. Many are drawn from the archives of relatives and private lenders, as well as never-before-seen works from a recently acquired collections held by the State Library of NSW. This project was developed and curated by Dr Seumas Spark, Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University, Emeritus Professor Andrew Mcnamara from the Queensland University of Technology and translator Kate Garrett, in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum.
Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
Meet some of our local achievers living this year’s national NAIDOC theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! in a new photographic foyer exhibition from 29 October. Produced in conjunction with the Orange NAIDOC Week Committee, with photography by Jason French and artwork by Kylie Tarleton, this exhibition celebrates members of the Orange Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community working for justice, equality, community and culture, as well as those who are leading by example through achievements across a range of fields.
This selection of works from Orange Regional Gallery’s Collection presents various approaches to the still life genre. Ranging from works on paper, painting, photography and ceramics, each is an invitation to imagine the daily life and narratives of the objects, artists, and times from which they were made.
This exhibition includes recent acquisitions by John Olsen OAM, Elisabeth Cummings, Peter Boggs, Kevin Connor, Rachel Ellis, Hendrik Kolenberg, Margaret Loy Pula, Mandy Martin, Arthur McIntyre, Mavis Ngallametta, Tom Polo, David Serisier, Tim Storrier, Aida Tomescu and John R Walker. These are shown alongside collection highlights.
Marang Connections is a free 12-month program aiming to increase resilience, wellbeing and social connections for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 8-16 years. Young people will be offered one workshop/session per month facilitated by professional and reputable organisations to promote marang (well/good - Wiradjuri) lifestyles and connections.
The exhibition Connection, Artist/Master Printer, introduces the individual and collaborative practice of Basil Hall, artist and founder of Basil Hall Editions; Michael Kempson, artist and founder of Cicada Press; and Ron McBurnie, artist and publisher of Monsoon Publishing. I have worked with them for many years and have grown to respect them for the sheer talent of their work and the causes that drive them to produce work as artist printmakers and master printers.
If you're planning for the long summer holidays, make sure you organise a visit to the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra. As well as all your existing favourites, we now have giant chess, a children's vegetable garden, a Pangaea jigsaw puzzle, spinning animal blocks as well as our world-famous fossils, garden area and well-stocked gift shop.
One of the few sculptors who casts his own work, Laurence Edwards is fascinated by human anatomy and the metamorphosis of form and matter that governs the lost-wax process. His sculptures express the raw liquid power of bronze, its versatility, mass and evolution, and the variety of process marks he retains tell the story of how and why each work came to be.
In 2022, artists from across the Central West have been asked to use the CD as a jumping off point and inspiration for new work. This unique opportunity for regional visual artists to create artworks in response to regional music has been a labour of love for Arts OutWest. While the World Waits Exhibition is a curated exhibition in which selected artists each respond to one or more tracks, title or words on the album.
The exhibition will showcase work from across all mediums. You will see painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, moving image, animation, photography, glass and textiles.
Textile artist Leanne Wicks, Professor of Taxinema (Latin for 'yarning appearance') of Songlark University, presents a museological exposition of endangered bird species local to the region of Kandos, and associated Capertee and Cudgegong Valleys. She is also renowned for her behavioural studies of the cockatoos that have learnt to open her green bin. (Songlark University is an affiliate of KSCA, the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation)
The landmark exhibition Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize explores the prize across its history, revealing fascinating stories behind 100 carefully selected artworks. It uncovers changes in society in engaging ways, enabling people to experience how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over a century.
Using the transformative power of the kiln to reclaim and reuse waste materials, the resulting works in reCLAYm are a manifesto for an innovative and environmentally aware approach to art making. Daly aims to inspire others to creatively reuse that which was considered useless, and to add his own ripples to this new wave of action and debate amongst artistic practitioners.
Bathurst will celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival from 1 February to 12 February with a variety of events and activities for seniors to enjoy.
Celebrate all things seniors this February at Parkes Shire Library's Festival of Seniors. Come along this February to an author talk by Margaret Dwyer, your very own library lock-in and celebrate with a photo board of your life from 1975 and music in the library on Throwback Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the full festivities below and remember to contact us to make sure you don't miss out!
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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