Western Plains Cultural Centre

current exhibitions

MCA Collection
Saturday, 1 September, 2018 to Sunday, 9 December, 2018

Abdul Abdullah, Caliban (detail), 2015, oil on board, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2016, image courtesy and © the artist, 2016, photograph: Jessica Maurer

This special exhibition marks 25 years of Primavera, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under.

Dubbo Quiltmakers
Saturday, 8 September, 2018 to Sunday, 9 December, 2018

Featuring an exemplar selection of recent quilts from the Dubbo Patchwork and Quilters Group, Hand Made Tales explores the continued practice of quilt making in the Dubbo region today. The works featured present both an ode to and departure from tradition and the historical standing of quilts as utilitarian objects, repositioning these highly technical pieces within the realm of 'high art'.

Life after World War I
Saturday, 3 November, 2018 to Sunday, 10 March, 2019

Armistice Day, Sydney, 1918, Australian War Memorial, H11563

As the world emerged from the horrors the war, it realised that something had fundamentally changed. Sprawling Empires and powerful families had vanished, replaced by a new breed of young, energetic and world-aware citizens.  The world had become Modern. This WPCC curated exhibition examines the great upheavals that followed 1918 and shows that the entire modern age is a memorial to the Great War.

Twisted Sisters
Saturday, 15 December, 2018 to Sunday, 10 February, 2019

Cecily Walter, Wave, 2018, Merino Wool and Silk Waste. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Twisted Sisters, Cecily Walters and Toni Morrison, recreate the spirit of the universe in wool. Employing modern techniques to one of the oldest fabrics they construct energetic three dimensional pods and sculptures that bring together the vastness of the solar system to the earthy familiarity of our natural world.

HSC Works
Saturday, 15 December, 2018 to Sunday, 3 March, 2019

Xanthe Fadell, Cross- Modal Euphoria, 2017, oil on canvas

Dubbo and Wellington's senior students display their HSC works. The voice of youth is always iconoclastic, hopeful and searching - this year's collection of works will no doubt showcase the concerns and sharp intellect of todays young people.