Programs and Events

School Holiday Workshops

The east and west rooms are currently undergoing refurbishment and we’re looking forward to being able to use the improved spaces for a range of workshops and events in the coming months.

During the April school holidays we’ll be running several workshops in the Gallery 3 space. Details below. Please contact the Gallery on 6393 8136 or email cknowles@orange.nsw.gov.au to book.


Zine Workshops with Sonny Day
20/21 April and 23/24 April 2018
10am to 1pm each day
$20 per session (each session is two days)
12 years +

All materials supplied

A hands-on introduction to the creative world of zine making. Use examples of zines from around the world and works from the Gallery collection as inspiration to create your own graphic artwork and collaborative, limited-edition zines.

Zines are a way to freely express your ideas, art and writing through DIY publications reproduced cheaply in small editions (often using a photocopier) and then shared far and wide.

The workshops will form part of Zine There Done That. Part exhibition, part publication, and making space Zine There Done That is a hands-on collaboration between local young people and the artist Sonny Day and will be installed in Gallery 3 from 14 April till 10 June, 2018.

Zine There Done That will include a selection of works from the Orange Regional Gallery Collection, an installation of student work created during the workshops and a making space where visitors can contribute to the project through their own creative responses. Copies of the final zines will also be available.


Mixed Media Assemblage with Jaq Davies
19 April 2018
10am to 12pm
Cost $10
8 years +
All materials supplied
Taking inspiration from the whimsical sculptures in Pol Cruz’s work in his current exhibition Vicissitudes artist and educator Jaq Davies will guide students through the creation of their own mixed media assemblage using a range of unusual and interesting found objects.

DIY Handmade Books
26 April 2018
10am to 12pm
Cost: $10
8 years +
Learn how to plan and construct your own handmade book using simple folding and binding techniques. Create your own books and fill them with your ideas, stories and art. Each child will take home two different styles of handmade books plus the skills to make many more.

‘Grand Designs’ – Interiors 
27 April 2018
10am to 12pm
Cost: $10
8 years +
Build your own collapsible cardboard structure and then design and create your own unique interior. Taking inspiration from the Interiors exhibition each child will take home their own customised interior house/palace/hideout/cave and the skills to create a whole city!