1842 Wellwood Estate Plan Unveiled at Gallery
The Plan of Wellwood Estate was gifted to Orange City Council by Charles Sturt University in 2009 and is on show for the next three weeks in the foyer of Orange Regional Gallery (next door to the Library in Byng Street). Recently the map has undergone extensive conservation works from the generous support of the Orange Regional Arts Foundation.
The map is of immense importance to the history of settlement of Fredericks Valley (just east of Orange along the Mitchell Highway) and a vital artefact in the colonial history of our district.
Sydney Surveyor A W Meikle produced this detailed hand painted map for Andrew Kerr Esquire in 1842. Kerr built a homestead and leased the Southwest corner of his land for a small settlement which provided services both to travellers along the highway and to adjoining properties. He was onto something there!
Discover a fascinating piece of our local history, see the map up close (pictured) and portraits of Andrew and his wife Eliza (pictured)at the Gallery. And you can purchase your own A3 size colour copy of the Wellwood Plan from Orange City Library for $20. Makes a great gift!
Waste2Art Impressive Creativity on Show
You've seen the old tvs, microwaves and assortment of waste on the streets of Orange waiting for the bulky goods collection, now you can see what some bright sparks have created from the stuff other people throw out. Be inspired by the arty pictures, the mobile aeroplanes (made from pegs and corks), the giant quilt, fabulous metal flowers, the mini Sydney Harbour Bridge, detailed tiny motorbikes and the most amazing TV Robot!!!! The exhibition is a NetWaste initiative and proudly sponsored by SIMS Metal. WASTE 2 ART is a community exhibition and competition that shows creative works made from reused and recycled waste materials. The purpose of the project is to encourage the concept of REDUCE REUSE and RECYCLE while changing attitudes about 'rubbish' and what waste we all create on a daily basis. Check it out for your yourself at Orange City Library this week!
Happy 25th Anniversary Orange Regional Gallery
Happy 25th Anniversary to Orange Regional Gallery and to help celebrate the Library is displaying some fabulous banners created by 50 residents of Orange and the surrounding district (see picture). They are really amazing and close up inspection will reveal all the effort that has gone into the banners. The celebrations don't stop there, the Gallery has wide ranging tours and events planned, so why not call into the Gallery to collect a flyer.
International Day of People with Disability Exhibition
Visit Orange City Library today to see an art exhibition marking International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It is celebrated worldwide on this day recognising the achievements and contributions of people with disability. IDPwD brings together people with disability and the general community and aims to:
“showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with disability
“promote a positive image of people with disability
“involve people with disability and the broader community in activities to celebrate and raise awareness of IDPwD.
The Exhibition which includes paintings, rugs and picture frames was officially launched at 11am today. See you there!
Holiday Activities Teach Fun Arty Crafts
Children (and some parents) had fun at the bead making and jewellery frame making sessions held during the school holidays. All the classes booked out early. Caitlin and Sophie brought along their mum Fiona (pictured) to help them make their jewellery frame holders. It is a clever idea and displays jewellery can like an art work (which is handy as it also makes it is easy to find). Many children used various colourful ribbons and paint to decorate their frames and had plenty of fun in the process. Thanks to Lisa and Adrienne from the Library for making it all possible and the children who brought their creative spirits and parents along for a fun time.