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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

21 Dec 2019 – 16 Feb 2020
HEARTS AND MINDS: Wartime Propaganda

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition Propaganda has been used to influence audiences for as long as recorded history. By presenting facts selectively and using loaded language to provoke emotional reactions rather than rational responses, it seeks to promote the agenda of a particular group. Posters were an ideal means of communicating propaganda: impermanent yet public, they were designed to be noticed, and could be printed and distributed quickly in large numbers. The Australian War Memorial holds a large collection of wartime posters from government–issued campaign posters to handmade posters protesting the war in Vietnam. Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda introduces this collection, featuring home-front propaganda from the First and Second World Wars.

13 November 2019 – 28 January 2020
WPACC Foyer Gallery
SCARS: Elisabeth Cummings Etchings

For over fifteen years, Cummings has made regular visits to the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, to work with Master printmaker Michael Kempson of Cicada Press. Cummings’ renowned mark making is perfectly suited to the printing process of etching. Her lines, grooves and indentations meld into the plate and accentuate her exquisite drafting and drawing abilities. The works presented here are a stunning example of the etchings created over an extended period of time at Cicada Press by a significant Australian abstract artist.

Open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon. Closed Public Holidays & for installation.

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere, NSW 2216

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery (Parramatta Campus)

14 October 2019 – 21 February 2020
Essence, Energy, Spirit
An exhibition featuring the works of Guan Wei.

Gallery open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3pm.
Parking $9 per day
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus
Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216
T: (02) 9685 9943


Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School (Parramatta Campus)

9 November 2019 – 31 January 2020 
Past and Present
An exhibition highlighting multi-media works by past graduates and current PhD candidates at Western Sydney University. Artist’s featured include, Liam Benson, Rachel Bentley, Bronwyn Berman, Janice Bruny, Dawne Fahey, Adam Hill (BLAK DOUGLAS), Felicia Kan, Juan Klaver, Gillian Leahy, Ellen Malanos, Jan Pilgrim, Emily Rytmeister, Enrico Scotece, John South, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Nathan Waters and Justene Williams.

Gallery open, Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and the first Saturday of each month.
Parking $9 per day
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus
Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
T: (02) 9685 9210


Margot Hardy Gallery (Bankstown Campus)

22 October – 21 November 2019
An exhibition featuring artworks by students from Bossley Park High School.

26 November 2019 – 25 January 2020
An exhibition of artworks by students from Hoxton Park High School.

Gallery open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5pm.
Parking: $7 per day
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
T (02) 4620-3450