WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

23 NOVEMBER 2013 – 26 JANUARY 2014

TRUE SELF: DAVID ROSETZKY SELECTED WORKS

One of Australia’s foremost exponents of video art, David Rosetzky creates intensely beautiful videos, photo-collages and installations exploring identity, subjectivity and interpersonal relationships. This is the first comprehensive survey of his work to date and will present a selection of early portrait and longer duration videos, photographs, photo-collages and sculpture.

A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY and NETS VICTORIA TOURING EXHIBITION
CURATED BY NAOMI CASS and KYLA McFARLANE

National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria and Centre for Contemporary Photography are supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. NETS Victoria also receives significant in-kind support from the National Gallery of Victoria.

The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

David Rosetzky
Commune 2003
Type C photographs mounted on composition board, flexilight, 120 x 290 x 450 cm
Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
. Image © the artist

7 DECEMBER 2013 – 26 JANUARY 2014

JUDE CRAWFORD: WANDERLUST

Wanderlust features large abstract paintings which dispense with the foreground, midground and background in an attempt to focus on the feeling and atmosphere of a place or landscape rather than its physical appearance. The resulting starscapes and groundscapes explore the micro and the macro to convey the sublime in nature. Crawford-Watts takes inspiration from the traditions of colourfield painting and calligraphy.

Jude Crawford is a Dubbo-based artist.

Jude Crawford
Skygrass (Westmeath) (detail)
2012
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 195 cm
Image © the artist.

7 DECEMBER 2013 – 2 FEBRUARY 2014

BILL MOSELEY: NIGHTSHADE

Using the 19th century medium of wet plate collodion photography, the loosely based narrative in Nightshade follows the turmoil surrounding the life of the central character, the ‘running man’. Central to this is the concept of the white settler’s alienation and the often illusionary world of reminiscence. This patchiness of recollection is reflected in the unpredictable and often strange results produced by the collodion process.

A WPCC curated exhibition

Bill Moseley
Dark Pool (detail) 2013
Tintype photograph, 20 x 25 cm, Image © the artist

 

30 NOVEMBER 2013- 12 JANUARY 2014

LOCAL COLLECTIONS

This exhibition features works from the collections of residents of Dubbo and surrounds. It presents an alternative view of the region by examining the tastes and possessions of its citizens. Local Collectors will feature artworks as well as historical objects that reveal stories about the past, the aspirations of the region, and personal histories.

Clarice Beckett (1887 - 1935)
Purple Road, Beaumaris (detail) c1929
Oil on board, 38 x 45 cm, Private collection, Dubbo

19 OCTOBER – 2 FEBRUARY

ABC OPEN: STORIES FROM OUR PLACE

A diverse exhibition celebrating content made by Western Plains locals from a range of ABC Open projects since 2011. Look into the region’s past with Now and Then photographs that re-capture old photos in their contemporary setting. Witness the passion of local sportspeople featured in 110% sports mad videos. Check out the 500 Words multimedia display, in which short stories are read by their authors. Showcasing the creativity of ABC Open contributors from the Western Plains, this exhibition might just inspire you to share your own story!

An ABC Open curated exhibition in partnership with WPCC

Sun Kisses. Contributed by Paris Norton, Coonabarabran, NSW, 2010.
Image © the artist.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

PEOPLE PLACES POSSESSIONS: DUBBO STORIES

Dubbo means red ochre. The city dwells in red soil western plains, infused with pastoral light and productivity. This place breathes the energy and passion of its people, past and present. We all experience place by moving through it, all our senses alive to its shifting shapes and moods. This sense of place is created through the entanglements of nature and culture, past and future dreams, shared stories and collective memory.

In this exhibition we explore pastoral landscapes with symbols of agriculture and family ambition. Dubbo streetscapes reveal the changing facades of shops and the hidden stories within. Storytellers spin yarns about Dubbo events and identities. There are many objects from the old Dubbo Museum, material traces of past lives and aspirations. They speak in eloquent silence about people, place and possessions.

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Installation view:
People Places Possessions: Dubbo Stories

People Places Possessions: Dubbo Stories