Dubbo hosts Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition

NEW EXHIBITION: Western Plains Cultural Centre curator Kent Buchanan will officially open unDiscovered at 2pm on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

NEW EXHIBITION: Western Plains Cultural Centre curator Kent Buchanan will officially open unDiscovered at 2pm on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

A new exhibition at Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) will have visitors questioning what they know of the colonisation of Australia, says WPCC curator Kent Buchanan.

The Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition is called unDiscovered and features 10 large-scale photographic works by Indigenous artist Michael Cook.

In one of the photographs an Aboriginal man in colonial dress stands on the shore with a tall ship behind him.

“It’s really good to think about the history we have been taught and how much of that is truth and how much is actually fair,” Mr Buchanan said.

The photographs are digitally manipulated and feature borrowed images and the work of the artist, the curator said.

Mr Buchanan will officially open the exhibition at 2pm on Saturday.

OFFICIAL OPENING: unDiscovered will be officially opened at Western Plains Cultural Centre at 2pm on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

OFFICIAL OPENING: unDiscovered will be officially opened at Western Plains Cultural Centre at 2pm on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE