WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2012
The Archibald Prize is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. It never ceases to create lively debate in both the arts community and wider public. First awarded in 1921, the Archibald Prize is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigeous art prizes. It is awarded to the best portrait painting, preferentially of a manor woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics. The Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of NSW exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW. ENTRY $10 / $8 Friends / $5 Concession / Children under 16 Free
Link to The Achibald Prize 2012 Art Gallery of NSW Online Education Resources

ODDITOREUM
This wonderfully innovative and playful exhibition is a unique concept based upon the successful collaboration between the Powerhouse Museum and Oscar winner and children’s book author Shaun Tan. Tan’s brief was to concoct fantastical stories behind 11 especially unusual Museum objects while the rest is left up to the visitor in this delightful exhibition for children of all ages.
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ARTEXPRESS
ARTEXPRESS is the annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students sitting the 2011 Higher School Certificate. This year the WPCC has teamed up with ARTEXPRESS Coordinator Susanne Jones to create an exclusive collection that examines the very best of each expressive art form. Each of the 16 works on exhibition achieved the highest grade in its category. ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the Board of Studies New South Wales and the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, managed by the Department’s Arts Unit.
ArtExpress Ed Kit Stage 4 and 5
ArtExpress Ed Kit Stage 6
ArtExpress Gallery Guide Dubbo 2012
ArtExpress Markers Perspective
ArtExpress Primary Ed Kit

 

BUILT FOR THE BUSH

Built for the Bush explores some of the energy-efficient strategies that were practised in traditional rural buildings and their reappearance in contemporary sustainable architecture. Discover how early builders, using mud, timber and corrugated iron built some of the most energy efficient buildings possible. Built for the Bush is a touring exhibition from Historic Houses Trust.
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DJALKIRI: WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR NAMES - BLUE MUD BAY

This exquisite series of prints is the culmination of a vibrant and intensive cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists from across Australia. The 23 selected exhibition works resulting from this exchange capture essential aspects of country at Blue Mud Bay in eastern Arnhem Land, recognised as one of the most pristine and culturally significant places in Australia. This exhibition is toured nationally by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring and has been curated by Angus Cameron of Nomad Art Productions.
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OCULI: TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA - A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Terra Australis Incognita is a vision of Australia (and its nearby neighbours) that is empathic, humorous, interpretative, defiant, questioning and critical. The work of Oculi, a collective of ten Australian photographers who have worked together for over ten years, is an unflinching vision of Australia in a contemporary light. Oculi is curated by Sandy Edwards and is a touring exhibition from Manly Art Gallery and Museum.
OCULI education kit FINAL

DHAGA NGIYANHI NGAN.GIRRA / WHERE WE ALL MEET
DHAGA NGIYANHI NGAN.GIRRA / WHERE WE ALL MEET uses Dubbo and in particular the site of the Western Plains Cultural Centre, the former Wingewarra Swamp, as an historical meeting point for local Dubbo-ga (Aboriginal) Clans. The exhibition will present significant aspects of Wiradjuri culture through the artists’ use of traditional materials and techniques - body painting, weaving, pokerwork, language, stories etc, as well as traditional materials - possum skins, native grasses, feathers and kangaroo hides. These skills which have been passed down from one generation to the next are utilised by the artists and ensures the development and continuation of local cultural practices. The exhibition comprises works by Lynette Riley of kangaroo-skins incised with Wiradjuri symbols that represent Totems – Nations, Clans, Family and individual representations across Country, using pokerwork. Diane Riley-McNaboe, presents intricately woven head-dresses and belts, rendered using local native grasses and the feathers of native birds, revealing hitherto unseen techniques of traditional dress It is significant that this, their first exhibition is held in their home community.
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GOOD STRONG POWERFUL
GOOD. STRONG. POWERFUL. showcases selected works from three innovative Northern Territory art studios, from the tropical Top End to the desert heart of Central Australia. The exhibition contains extraordinary works by ten established and emerging Indigenous artists whose work offers audiences a unique, quirky and highly original view of their surroundings. Each of these studios provides artistic opportunities for Indigenous artists with disability, and already has a strong national reputation and presence. This exhibition will bring them together for the first time. GOOD. STRONG. POWERFUL. is a touring exhibition from Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Government Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport.
GSP Ed Kit Labels
GSP Education Kit
GSP_Lower_Secondary
GSP_Teaching_Notes
GSP_Upper_Secondary

MENAGERIE: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS SCULPTURE
Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture is a unique and groundbreaking exhibition that exposes the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia. It includes both well-known and emerging artists, who have each produced outstanding sculptural works depicting a variety of animals. Through these works the artists share with us their cultural knowledge, expressions of identity and connections to country. Menagerie has been developed through an unusual and mutually rewarding collaboration between Object: A ustralian Centre for Craft and Design and the Australian Museum.
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LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
Starting as a breakaway football competition established in defiance of the New South Wales Rugby Union, league has grown to become one of the most popular of Australian sports, a skillful fast moving game that has the passionate support of its fans. This exhibition includes a collection of photographs and film footage highlighting some of the great moments in the history of the sport. The legendary ‘gladiators’ photograph captured at the 1963 grand final when St George defeated Western Suburbs was a timeless display of sportsmanship recreated for the Winfield Cup trophy. Other photographs reflect international representation, legendary sports commentators, the spirit of the fans, and how the sport has changed in many areas such as uniforms and equipment. The exhibition was developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia, Canberra with the Centenary of Rugby League Committee.
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SYMBOLS OF AUSTRALIA
What symbolises Australian identity? For some it’s the Kangaroo, for others it is natural wonders like Uluru or man-made icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The exhibition explores the diverse range of the national symbols that define and represent Australia’s national identity. Through the use of objects and multimedia Symbols of Australia presents stories surrounding ten symbolic themes: Kangaroo, Wattle, The Flag, Boomerang, Uluru, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Billy, Vegemite, Holden and The Southern Cross.
Symbols Fact sheet
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SPACE INVADERS
The first exhibition of its kind at a major Australian gallery, Space Invaders delves into the complex, interesting and challenging side of the contemporary Australian street art scene through more than 100 works from more than 40 artists from all over Australia.Space invaders celebrates the energy of street-based creativity and recognises street stencils, posters, paste-ups, zines and stickers as a new and exciting chapter in the development of Australian prints and drawings. Australian street artists are crossing from the streets to the gallery with new and inventive expressions of street-inspired creativity. Space Invaders is a National Gallery of Australia exhbition
Space Invaders Education Resource

TRACEY MOFFATT: NARRATIVES
Tracey Moffat is one of Australia's leading international contemporary artists, working in photography, film and video. Tracey Moffatt: Narratives features three important series of photographs that engage with story-telling, Scarred for Life (1994), Up in the Sky (1997) and Invocations (2000). Moffatt creates dream-like sequences, where the real and the imaginary unfold alongside each other, infusing the social reality of issues such as race relations and domestic violence with uncertainty and subconscious dimensions. The exhibition will be complemented by her series Something More (1989) and a selection of Moffatt's video works, Lip, Artist, Love, Doomed, Mother and Other. tracey: Moffatt is a MOnash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition supported by Arts Victoria through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.
Tracey Moffatt Education Resource

THE GOVERNOR: LACHLAN MACQUARIE 1810 TO 1821
The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie 1810 to 1821 is a major exhibition from the State Library of NSW which showcases the role of Governor Macquarie in shaping NSW and the fledgling colony of Australia. Lachlan Macquarie was the fifth Governor of NSW appointed in 1809 and is often portrayed as one of the Colony's most visionary and effective leaders. featuring documents and objects from his life and times, The Governor will look at the impact this dour Scotsman has had on modern Australia. The Governor is a State Library travelling exhibition.
The Governor Learning Activities
The Governor Children Activities
The Governor Macquarie Trail Card for Kids
The Governor Macquarie Dinner Party

ARTEXPRESS 2011
ArtExpress is an annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students for the Higher School Certificate. The works represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media and reflect the high quality of Visual Arts education in New South Wales. ArtExpress is coordinated by the Arts Unit and jointly managed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Office of the Board of Stdies. This exhibition has been co-ordinated by WPCC Education Officer Shona Lane and ARTEXPRESS Coordinator Susanne Jones. The Education resources below have been compiled by Western Plains Cultural Centre Education Officer Shona Lane.
ArtExpress Dubbo Gallery Guide
Stage 6 Education Resource
Stage 4 & 5 Education Resource

DESIGNTECH 2011
DesignTech is an exhibition of outstanding major design projects from Higher School Certificate Design and Technology students. This annual exhibition, coordinated by the Board of Studies NSW and supported by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, opens a window for us to view the creativity, innovation, and achievement of NSW Higher School Certificate Design and Technology Students.
Stage 6 Education Resource
Stage 4 & 5 Education Resource

THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE 09
Australia's most engaging and controversial art prize returns to Dubbo. A great snapshot of the best artisits in Australia (mixed in with a few of the worst), and a chance to see the diversity of the Australian artistic landscape.
Education Kit 1
Education Kit 2
Education Kit 3

PERSPECTIVES.ART.ECOLOGY
Examining the life of our planet, and our attitudes towards it, three artists combine to portray a striking exhibition of the threat our environment faces. A stunning collection of sensory art and media old and new.
Primary Education Kit
Secondary Education Kit High Resolution (6.7 MB)
Secondary Education Kit Low Resolution (1.0 MB)

LOOP
Five exciting young Australian video artists are showcased in this cutting edge exhibition. A dizzying and dazzling introduction to the ever expanding possibilities of new media.
Education Kit (407 kB)

VAN SOWERWINE: A CHILD'S EYES
The dark world of the child's imagination becomes a playground for new media artist Van Sowerwine. Curated to appeal to the child in all of us, this show opens our eyes to the possibilities of the world children inhabit.
Information Sheet (1.0 MB)

MILENA SALLUSTIO: SHE LOOKED IN AND SAW HER DESTINY
An installation of carefully crafted drawings and ceramics that examines the potent symbolism of that everyday object, the bowl.
Information Sheet (180kB)

MAGIC LANTERN SHOW
Looking at the way photography and cinema developed in regional NSW, Magic Lantern looks at both the technological advances and the impact of this, the 'people's medium'.
Teachers' Guide
Activity Sheet (Cameras)

Activity Sheet (Posed Images)

For education materials for older exhibitions click here.

FORMS & ADMINISTRATION
All the forms and documents you need to organise your visit to the WPCC.
WPCC Risk Assessment
WPCC School Booking Form

Top Left: Dubbo High School 1921 Collection Dubbo Regional Museum

Top Centre: Euan Heng, Boogie-Woogie 2002 Hard-ground etching in two colours, printed from one copper plate with colour roll-up on Magnani Aqueforti 310 gsm 70 x 50 cm Collection Dubbo Regional Gallery Image © Euan Heng

Top Right: Powers Cameragraph slide projector c1914. Collection Dubbo Regional Museum

 

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