WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

The Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) is situated in Dubbo in Central Western New South Wales, and incorporates Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and Community Arts Centre. Dubbo City Council’s $8.2 million Centre aims to provide a broad range of experiences in the Visual Arts, Heritage and Social History. Exhibitions, public programs and events presented across the site will enable visitors to engage with the diversity of art practice, ideas, objects and themes presented.

The WPCC sits on the site of the old Dubbo High School which was established in 1917 and operated until 2000. The site features on the corner of Victoria Park, and is a short walk to the central business district, railway station and other amenities.

Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest is housed in a purpose-built facility and features 706m² of exhibition space set out as five galleries. Dubbo Regional Museum is contained in the original Dubbo High School building and features a permanent exhibition space devoted to the Museum collection and a temporary exhibition space for changing exhibitions. The two-storey school buildings that run along the Gipps Street end of the site incorporates the Community Arts Centre.

There is ample parking for cars and buses as well as full amenities including wheelchair access and a baby’s change table.

The WPCC is a branch of the Community Services Division of Dubbo City Council. It is managed to best practice principles of which a copy can be downloaded here

Manager
Andrew Glassop 02 6801 4430
andrew.glassop@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Collections
Jessica Moore 02 6801 4432
jessica.moore@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Administration Assistant

Barbara Carling 02 6801 4442

barbara.carling@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Curator

Kent Buchanan 02 6801 4433

kent.buchanan@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

 

Centre Coordinator
Bronwyn Brown 02 6801 4446

bronwyn.brown@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Education

Lisa Minner 02 6801 4441

lisa.minner@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Assistant Curator
Caroline Edwards a 02 6801 4434

caroline.edwards@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Receptionist
Emma Burgess 02 6801 4444

emma.burgess@dubbo.nsw.gov.au


THE OUTLOOK CAFE

The Outlook Cafe sits at the heart of the Centre, serving great coffee and food for all the family. Proprietors Anthony & Natalie Walkom also offer catering services to groups & organisations who may use the Centre for their events or meetings.

Cafe Hours are 9am - 5pm everyday except tuesdays.

NEW! Free Wireless Internet Hotspot in the Outlook Cafe.

The Outlook can be contacted on 6884 7977 or theoutlookcafe@wpccdubbo.org.au

 

WORD OF MOUTH E-NEWSLETTER

If you would like to receive regular updates on exhibitions and public programs at WPCC please email info@wpccdubbo.org.au with WORD OF MOUTH in the subject line. Thank you.

 

AMBASSADORS
WPCC is eternally grateful to the assistance of the Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are a team of 115 volunteers who assist in the day-to-day running of the centre. If you are interested in more information regarding the Ambassador program please contact bronwyn.brown@dubbo.org.au

 

FRIENDS OF WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE INC
The Friends of WPCC supports the Centre through fundraising and events and providing benefits to over 470 members. Benefits include Email updates, a quarterly newsletter, invitations to official openings, discounted entry to selected public programs and exclusive events. If you would like to join the Friends please download the membership form here. For further information contact WPCC on 02 6801 4444.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

For information pertaining to the Centre, Collections or any of the exhibitions on display, please contact the Manager, Andrew Glassop on 02 6801 4430 orandrew.glassop@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

 

 

SPONSORS

Western Plains Cultural Centre would like thank the following sponsors and partners for their generous support:

 

PRINCIPAL BENEFACTOR

 

The Armati Bequest

 

 

BENEFACTOR

 


 

 

PREMIUM SPONSOR

 

 

 

 


SPONSOR

 

 

Blue Diamond Motor Inn

 

 

 

John & Trish Morris Insurance Services

 

 

 

 

 


PROGRAM PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDRESS
76 Wingewarra Street
PO BOX 81

DUBBO NSW 2830
AUSTRALIA
wpccdubbo.org.au
info@wpccdubbo.org.au

Tel:  02 6801 4444
Fax: 02 6801 4449
(Intl callers substitute 02
with +612)

OPENING HOURS

Gallery & Museum

Wednesday – Monday
10am - 4pm

Open til 8pm on Friday

The Outlook Cafe


Tel: 02 6884 7977

Wednesday - Monday

9am - 5pm

Open til 9pm on Friday

Closed Tuesdays, Christmas & Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday

General Admission Free

(Charges apply for some exhibitions)