DUBBO’S state of the art cultural centre houses both the city’s art gallery and its museum. Exhibitions include travelling displays and permanent collections, currently an exhibition called, The River. Can art be used to communicate between two cultures? This is the question posed by The River, an exhibition inspired by the relationship between the city of Dubbo and one of its sister cities, Minokamo, Japan. Both Dubbo and Minokamo have a major river that flows through each city,which has inspired generations of artists in both countries. Using the river as a common subject, WPCC has invited six artists from Dubbo to respond to the Macquarie River, juxtaposed with artists from Minokamo responding to the Kisogawa River. This presents alternate views of a shared natural phenomenon. The project aims to make cultural and artistic connections and strengthen ties with our sister city. For more information contact the Western Plains Cultural Centre on 6801 4444.