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Wonderlust by Jude Crawford, part of the Regional Arts Space at the Western Plains Cultural Centre


HomeGround is a program for emerging regional artists. The successful applicants are given a minimum of twelve months to develop new work for an exhibition. The applicants work closely with the team of curators at WPCC to realise the exhibition. Once the work is complete, the artists are involved in the installation of the exhibition, giving invaluable experience of showing their work in a public gallery.

The HomeGround program replaced the Western Plains Cultural Centre’s highly successful ‘Regional Art Space’  – making it bigger and better by reaching out to all of regional NSW.

Applications for HomeGround are currently open, until Monday 18 September. Information package and application form available via the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

HomeGround in 2017 has included:

Paris Norton: White Wash

White Wash is an exhibition that explores concepts surrounding the history of the Stolen Generation and its failed role in the attempt to breed out Indigenous heritage through policy based on skin pigmentation.

Paris Norton is a Gamilaroi woman who lives in Dubbo with her young family. She sees her photography her way of passing knowledge and stories to younger generations, getting them to challenge and express what it means to be Aboriginal in modern Australia.


Gregory Carosi’s 365 immerses audiences in the visual and temporal compression of 365 days of seasonal shift. The exhibition explores the subtle, elusive influence of the weather on our lives and, more broadly, the ways in which cycles underpin everything we do. Sweeping gestural marks, set in counterpoint to expansive zones of negative space, establish complex and incongruous rhythms that seek to embody the increasing unpredictability of accelerated climate change. The large-format works offer an experience on the human scale, confronting viewers with the existential truth of a universe stripped back to its fundamental components. Unable to be taken in from any single vantage point, 365 asks audiences to move through the gallery space in order to grapple with, and reflect upon, the elemental forces that shape our everyday experience.


Painting on canvas is an invention of the 15th century and for artist Georgina Pollard it represents a convergence of architecture and textiles. By removing the stretcher bars, and thereby removing the element of architecture, the paintings emphasise textiles and its relationship to the architecture of the space. Pollard creates her paintings by pouring paint in different directions to create a fabric out of the surface of the walls. The works in this exhibition consider the lines drawn between architecture and textiles, permanence and transience, space and surface, male and female.

Read about past HomeGround exhibition, Aleisha Lonsdale’s Dhuuluu – Yala, here: At the Exhibition: Dhuuluu – Yala (talk straight)