Artists Nicole Barakat, Aleshia Lonsdale and Fiona MacDonald apply their creative and investigatory flair to considering a community museum in Kandos, NSW. Obsolete? Artist, Object, Small Museum asks a central question: how can ordinary lives, then and now, and randomly collected provincial objects, illuminate Big Picture issues? The artists have each engaged with the Kandos museum and region, with a starting point of looking at Australia’s ongoing dispossession of First Nation peoples. The artists’ works are a theatrical mix of assemblage and performance, the making and unmaking of everyday objects or sublime artefacts, their strategies shedding light on how history is claimed and valued.
Official opening at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo on Saturday 24 March at 2pm. For more on this or other Western Plains Cultural Centre exhibitions click here.
The Mitchell Quartet plays an evening of music for String Quartet and Clarinet. The programme opens with "The Lark" by Haydn continues with music by Weber and Baermann, and concludes with Shostakovich's Quartet No 8 Op 110.
Special guest Rosemary Barnes, clarinet, joins with the Mitchell Quartet, Doreen Cumming, Nicolas Newll, Fiona Thompson and Sybbi Georgiou, to bring you this wonderful evening of some of the world's most loved strings quartet music.
Kandos Museum is thrilled to be hosting the Mitchell Quartet in Kandos. Doors open 6:30 with refreshments will be available.