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Friday, 18 October 2019
All day
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PLAY ON: THE ART OF SPORT

10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize. A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art touring exhibition.

Play On: The art of sport celebrates 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, the prestigious and distinctively Australian biennial exhibition that reflects upon one of our great national obsessions – sport. Featuring the winners and other key works from all five installments of the Prize, Play On: The art of sport brings together diverse explorations of the personal and collective significance of sport and sporting culture from some of Australia’s most accomplished artists. The exhibition encompasses a dynamic range of media, with works that respond to an equally extensive range of sporting genres, including community footy, women’s boxing, ground-keeping, gymnastics and AFL.

MERRYN SOMMERVILLE: THIS HAUNTED HOUSE

This Haunted House by Bega based artist Merryn Sommerville explores the internal oppression of being raised in the Christian religion, and the complexity of negotiating issues of social injustice and identity as a condemned agnostic. Sommerville’s emotive drawings touch on issues of female autonomy, sexuality, disability, morality and mortality. She uses an unexpected psychological presence in her female subjects as a surrogate to explore her space within society. This exhibition will explore the shift in social identity as women reach the age of thirty and are expected to reproduce. This is a HomeGround exhibition, produced in collaboration between WPCC and Orana Arts.

MAD MOSSY: MURDER, MAYHEM AND THE FORGOTTEN CLASS

Albert Andrew Moss is almost lost to history, but 80 years ago his name was everywhere. Whispered in pubs, front parlors and corner stores, Dubbo was gripped by the story of ‘Mossy’ and his dramatic trial for the murder of three men. The trial was the most sensational of its day with claims that Moss had killed up to 13 men across NSW. It would place Dubbo at the centre of an explosive criminal tragedy. But was he guilty? Did he get a fair trial? And was the legal system of the day up to handling ‘Mad Mossy’? This is a WPCC exhibition.

Exhibitions are held at Western Plains Cultural Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo.

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Western Plains Cultural Centre