Programs and Events

School Holiday Workshops

Abstract Sculpture with Cecilie Knowles
Tuesday 23 April 2019
10am-12pm and from 1pm-3pm (drop-in sessions)
All Ages
Cost: FREE

Drop into our workshop space throughout the day and
make a colourful abstract sculpture inspired by the
paintings of Ildiko Kovacs in The DNA of Colour. Stay for
15 minutes or 50, it’s up to you!
Please note that an art educator will be available to
assist but this is a self-guided activity—children must
be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Abstract Painting with Laretta Goodacre
Wednesday 24 April 2019
10am-12pm Ages: 6-10
1pm-3pm Ages:11+
Cost: $20

Join Laretta for this fun introduction to abstract painting
inspired by the colour and movement of Ildiko Kovacs’
work in The DNA of Colour. Young artists will create large
scale expressive paintings in response to different types
of music. Things could get messy! Wear art-friendly clothes.

Click here for our program.

Exhibition Opening

6 for 6.30pm Thursday 18 April 2019

To be opened by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Director Programs, Carriageworks

Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of Colour is an Orange Regional Gallery and ANU Drill Hall Gallery partnership exhibition, curated by Sioux Garside and supported by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.

A fully illustrated monograph has been published to coincide with the exhibition. Copies will be available at Gallery reception for $50.

Orange Regional Gallery 18 April – 9 June 2019

ANU Drill Hall Gallery 21 June – 11 August 2019

Public Programs – ILDIKO KOVACS: The DNA of Colour

Looped with Amy Viola
A Musical response to Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of Colour

6pm Friday 10 May 2019

Using a combination of live performance, improvisation and loop peddle effects, Amy Viola will present her sonic interpretations of the looping, helix-like motifs in Ildiko Kovacs’ paintings.

Followed by wine and conversation.

FREE entry

Q&A with Ildiko Kovacs and Sioux Garside

11am Saturday 8 June 2019

Curated by Sioux Garside, this survey exhibition presents a recent chapter in the work of one of Australia’s foremost contemporary painters. Join Ildiko and Sioux as they discuss ideas, influences and processes integral to the exhibition.

Ildiko and Sioux will be available to sign copies of the fully illustrated monograph after the talk.


Spark a Connection 
Art and dementia program
11am-1pm, Friday 8 March to Friday 12 April 2019
Orange Regional Gallery East Room

Spark a Connection is a six week program for people living in the community with dementia and their friends/family.
The program includes:
– guided art tours
– practical art workshops
– light lunch
– transport if required

There is no cost for participants. Spaces are limited and registration is required.
‘Spark a Connection’ is a partnership between Orange City Council Community Services, Orange Regional Gallery and Dementia Australia it is funded through the Liveable Communities Grant Program, NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

For more information or to register please contact
Amanda on 6393 8053 or email