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


HomeGround is a program that replaces Western Plains Cultural Centre’s highly successful ‘Regional Art Space’ becoming bigger and better, reaching out to all of regional NSW.

HomeGround is seeking applications from regional artists who are emerging to prepare a  proposal for an exhibition that is assessed by a panel of experts. The successful applicants are then 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.

Applications for HomeGround 2016 are now open. Click the link below to download. Applications close Friday 6th May.

2016 HomeGround Application

2016 HomeGround exhibitions

Image Credit: Kay Norton-Knight, The Glow West MacDonnell Ranges NT, 2014, intaglio woodcut with viscosity roll. Image courtesy the artist.Kay Norton-Knight: Threads

30 January – 27 March

Threads is a series of works exploring the idea of the journey: both real and imaginary. Based in Mudgee, Norton-Knight was inspired to create Threads after a recent artist residency in Alice Springs.


Paul AndrewsPaul Andrews: Field Studies

2 April – 29 May

Field Studies captures the ebb and flow of life in the country by focusing on objects that are considered desirable, such as a prize winning meat tray or high-vis work-wear. These coveted items are shown alongside the undesirable; evaporative air conditioners and assorted domestic items, arranged on the street like sculptures, waiting for the council pick up. Field Studies reveals a secret life of Dubbo.

Chris KunkoChris Kunko: Family Gold Pass

4 June – 31 July

Family Gold Pass is inspired by the contents of an old tin box recently given to the artist by his mother, Kunko uses the source material to create expressive oil paintings that investigate his family’s story of survival.

At the Exhibition: Dhuuluu – Yala (talk straight)