The Western Plains Cultural Centre showcases the best in Australian art and the rich heritage of the Western Plains. Its collection of ‘The animal in art’ features some of Australia’s best contemporary artists and includes an eclectic mix of sculpture, painting, drawing and video, among others. The heritage collection features one the best preserved and largest wool wagons in the country, as well as a restored classroom that takes you back to education in the 1950s. Tours and workshops are available that engage with a variety of curriculum topics, such as artistic practice, materials and technique, understanding the past, and cultural diversity. Its dedicated Education Officer works with teachers to ensure that every student visit is relevant, effective and fun.
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Boom Dubbo is a not-for-profit organisation designed to promote public art in Dubbo as a way to make the City a vibrant place to live, work and invest.
Choose between a self-guided or guided Street Art Stroll and explore a number of public art works throughout the Dubbo CBD including 'Kate Leigh.' Based on one of her mug-shots Underbelly queen 'Kate Leigh' is situated near the site of her former casino 'Flash Kate's'.
Visit the 'Wall of Sporting Greats' celebrating a selection of 11 sporting greats from Dubbo and the region. Or 'Colleen's Thorn Bird' a tribute to Wellington-born Colleen McCullough (1937-2015) and the book that brought her literary fame - The Thorn Birds (1977).
Explore a selection of public art scattered throughout Dubbo and catalogued by Western Plains Regional Council telling the story of the City and its people.
Victoria Park in Dubbo is home to selection of war memorials including 10 sandstone plinths with brass plaques telling the story of Dubbo's experience of World War One. Each story is supplemented by digital material which can be accessed from any device.
The City is also home to a selection of Aboriginal art including a variety of mosaics, sculptures, murals and scar trees.