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Visions of Country

Saturday 7 November 2020 – Thursday 21 January 2021

Visions of Country presents different impressions of land from the Orange Regional Gallery Collection. Spanning early Australian Modernists Roland Wakelin and Grace Cossington Smith to present day artists David Serisier, Elisabeth Cummings and Margaret Loy Pula, this selection reveals how depictions of land vary, and continue to change.

These perspectives of land contribute to larger conversations of identity. As English art critic John Berger wrote, “Every image embodies a way of seeing”, in this case the artists’ context and artistic conventions interlink with the way they depict land. From monumental and encompassing, to urban landscapes embedded with human presence, or to immersive and sublime experiences, Visions of Country reveals the many ways artists interpret their experience of land. Across varying styles and mediums, Visions of Country presents artists fundamentally linked by their desire to portray our inherent connection to it.

Image:  Chris Fox, Ripper (detail), 2009, steel sculpture, 600 x 600 x 250 cm.
Orange Regional Gallery Collection
Image: Visions of Country installed in the Alan Sisley Gallery.



Saturday 30 January – Sunday 28 February 2021

Orange Regional Gallery’s much-loved community exhibition HERE/NOW will return in early 2021. Applications are now open. See below (current projects) for submission information.

Community Portrait Project with Gary Grealy

The Community Portrait Project is a photography project in which leading Australian photographer Gary Grealy will photograph eight key figures and leaders from the local Aboriginal community. The portraits will be shown in an exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery, in 2021.

This project is a partnership between Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council and Orange Regional Gallery.

Image: Gary Grealy, Portrait of Allen Madden, Gadigal Elder, 2009.


Images: Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics, 2019
Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea, 2019
Ildiko Kovacs, The DNA of Colour, 2019
Kevin Connor: The Forever One Day, 2018

Current projects

Artist Call Out: Public Art

Friday 6 November 2020 – 5pm Sunday 3 January 2021

As part of Orange City Council’s Future City Plan, we are calling for Expressions of Interest from artists or artist-led teams to create unique, site-specific public art for multiple sites across Orange, NSW.

Expressions of Interest for the first stage of the project—Public Murals and Installations—are now open.



Image: Richard Tipping Artwork ahead 2007, Orange Regional Gallery Collection

Artist Call Out: HERE/NOW

Submission dates: Friday 23 October 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021

Exhibition dates: Saturday 30 January – Sunday 28 February 2021

Artists from across the Central West are invited to submit artwork for our annual community exhibition HERE/NOW.

Entry is open to all artists over the age of 16, living in the local government areas of Orange, Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan Shire, Lithgow, Oberon, Parkes and Weddin Shire.

We encourage artists to submit up to two new or recent works that have not been exhibited before. Gallery staff will select one work to be exhibited.


Please note that our 2021 submission process is now digital.
If you would like to make a non-digital submission please call Claire Buchannan at the Gallery on 6393 8136.

Image: 2019 HERE/NOW exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery.

Regenerate Toolkit


Are you a public Museum, Gallery or other cultural institution located in a fire-effected community?

Following on from the success of our Regenerate project Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum have developed the Regenerate Toolkit—a practical guide for fire-effected communities interested in developing their own, site responsive version of Regenerate.

The Regenerate Toolkit is available for free to public Galleries, Museums and other cultural institutions. Contact our Engagement and Education Officer on 6393 8133 for more information.

Regenerate is a creative exploration by local primary school students of how Australia’s bushland responds to fire. Over 2,000 local primary school children have participated in the project to date, decorating thousands of cardboard leaves to represent the burning and regeneration of the bushland on Mount Canobolas following the fires in 2018.

Regenerate is a collaborative project developed by the SPARKE learning network, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Regenerate Resources

Regenerate Activity Pack 1Plants [.pdf]
Regenerate Activity Pack 2Animals [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 1Burnt [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 2Regenerate [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 3New, Gumnuts and Blossom [.pdf]
Images: Regenerate installed at Orange Regional Museum.
Students from Nashdale Public School work on their leaves.
Detail of sprouting leaves installed at Orange Regional Museum.

Arts &

A ground-breaking partnership between Orange Health Service and Orange City Council provides an extensive range of original artworks available within a health setting. Launched in 2011 Orange Regional Gallery exhibits works from its permanent Collection throughout the Orange Health Service. Recently the Orange Regional Museum has joined the partnership, which will now bring an extensive range of original artworks and historical items to over 200,000 people per year. Exploring the collection provides a change in focus for visitors and staff.

Plan your visit

Venue Information

Orange Regional Gallery is a centre for art in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia.

Please read our COVID-19 conditions of entry

Opening Hours
Open daily from 10am – 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

Street and off street parking
Groundstone Cafe


  • Ample off street parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets

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Acknowledgement: Orange City Council is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodianship of these lands, and pay our respect to the Wiradjuri people for their care and stewardship of these lands for more than 40,000 years and to the Elders of the Wiradjuri Nation past, present and future.