WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

11 November 2006 - 7 January 2007

REGIONAL ART SPACE
BRENDAN McCUMSTIE: MEMORY HOLDS A CLAIM TO TRUTH
Brendan McCumstie lives and works in Lismore NSW. This exhibition explores his fascination with collage. Predominantly metaphorical, the images reference memories and experiences whilst addressing current political and social issues. These works at first appear to be of a minimalist content and nature but in fact are starting points for a deeper questioning and exploration of the context in which they are presented.

  

Brendan McCumstie

Never Look Back 2006
Collage Collection the Artist
Image © Brendan McCumstie

2 December 2006 - 17 December 2006

CHILDREN'S GALLERY
WASTE TO ART - LOCAL
Waste to Art is a recycling initiative by NetWaste that encourages the reuse of discarded materials as artworks. NetWaste is a collaborative waste management project that comprises 31 councils, covering approximately one third of NSW and having a population of over 300,000 people. Netwaste's aim is to improve waste management and recycling services in an environmentally sustainable way within the region. As a founding member of Netwaste, Dubbo City Council currently participates in co-operative projects aimed at improving waste management across the region. The Waste to Art Project involves community exhibitions in participating council areas showing creative works made from recyclable waste material. This exhibition will feature works from the local competition.

           

9 December 2006 - 3 February 2007

CHILDREN'S GALLERY
SPLAT!
This is an exhibition of works that explores a variety of paint techniques and styles in a fun environment especially for children. The works selected will provide an easy entry point into abstraction as well as a way to understand contemporary painting processes and concepts.

 

Louise Samuels

Untitled (detail) 1974
Synthetic polymer on canvasn Collection Dubbo Regional Gallery
Image © Louise Samuels

9 December 2006 – 14 January 2007

MAIN GALLERY
ARCHIBALD PRIZE 06
The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. J.F. Archibald’s primary aims were to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Since its inception in 1921 the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, including George Lambert, William Dobell and Brett Whiteley. This is an AGNSW exhibition and is toured by Museums and Galleries NSW.

 

      

Marcus Wills           

The Paul Juraszek Monolith (After Marcus Gheeraerts) 2005
Oil on Linen 265 x 195cm
Collection the artist Image © Marcus Wills
Photo by Diana Panuccio

4 November – 3 December 2006

MAIN GALLERY
ARTEXPRESS
Drawn from works submitted for the NSW Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination, ARTEXPRESS presents 55 artworks. These include paintings, drawing, photography, textile and fibre, ceramics, film and video, digital animation and sculpture. The exhibition is toured by the NSW Board of Studies and the NSW Department of Education & Training.

           

Morgan Wilcox

5 Ways to say this isn’t a dog 2005 Painting
Collection Department of Education and Training

30 September - 5 November 2006

REGIONAL ART SPACE
CHOICE & CHANCE: PETER ALAND & VICKI ALAND
Choice & Chance is an installation of work that combines their individual practices into a single immersive environment.Peter is a digital photographer who draws inspiration from the surrounding built and natural environments. Vicki works with paper; she hand cuts patterns and images from a range of coloured papers which she then assembles. They have combined Peter’s digital images with overlays of Vicki’s motifs to create work for this exhibition.

   

Vicki Aland & Peter Aland

Nerve (detail) 2006
Digital image Collection the artists
Image © Vicki Aland & Peter Aland

30 September – 26 November 2006

CHILDREN'S GALLERY
TELLING STORIES: THE PICTURE BOOKS OF LIBBY GLEESON
Libby Gleeson grew up in Dubbo and has become a highly successful author. She writes picture books, novels for the younger and older children, and has also written a book about writing. This exhibition focuses on the 12 Picture Books she has produced since 1988 with a number of well known illustrators.

Armin Greder

An Ordinary Day – pages 5 & 6 (detail) 2001
Charcoal and pastel on Arches paper 43 x 72cm
Collection the Artist Image © Armin Greder 2001
First published by Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia 2001
Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd

30 September – 26 November 2006

PROJECT SPACE
NONI NIXON: SOVEREIGNTY OF THE EYE or EYEBALLING IT
Noni Nixon lives and works in Coonamble, NSW. This exhibition is a site specific installation, and draws attention to the space in which it is shown. Nixon deals with the concept of surveillance in her work and she challenges the way we look, observe and interpret what we see.

 

 

Noni Nixon

Sovereignty of the eye or eyeballing it 2006
Installation view
Image © Noni Nixon, Photo: Kent Buchanan

30 September - 29 October 2006

MAIN GALLERY
SOWING SEEDS: THE DRG COLLECTION
Developed over the years through acquisitions, bequests and generous donations, the DRG collection comprises a comprehensive range of works relating to the Animal in Art theme. This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of the collection and will include all recent acquisitions.

David Noonan

Owl Wallpaper (1 tile) 2002-2003
Screenprint on archival paper (unlimited edition)
92 x 65cm Collection Dubbo Regional Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Friends of Dubbo Regional Gallery Inc
Image © David Noonan

6 August 2006 – 26 January 2007

TEMPORARY MUSEUM SPACE
ACROSS THE BLACK SOIL PLAINS – GEORGE W LAMBERT
George W Lambert lived and worked in the Warren district during the late 1880s producing a number of significant works. Across the black soil plains depicts a loaded wool wagon straining through the muddy plains around Warren on its way to the railway in Nevertire. The painting will be displayed adjacent to the Australian Hero wool wagon from the Dubbo Regional Museum collection.

Installation view:
George W Lambert Across the black soil plains 1899
Oil on canvas 91.6 x 305.5 Purchased in 1899
Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
& Australian Hero Wagon 1915
Collection Dubbo Regional Museum