Programs and Events

‘Spark a Connection’   

Volunteer EOI 

Spark a Connection is a six week art and dementia program being piloted at Orange Regional Gallery from late September 2018. The program aims to provide stimulating, creative opportunities for people with dementia living in the community, while simultaneously providing respite and education for their carers.

Orange Regional Gallery is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from members of the public who wish to become Art and Dementia Volunteers.  Selected volunteers will support an art educator in the delivery of six 90 minute art viewing and making sessions designed specifically for people with dementia. Art and dementia training will be provided and selected volunteers will undergo Orange City Council’s Corporate Volunteer Process. 

Please download a position description here and complete and return an expression of interest form here  by 31 August 2018. For more information please contact Public Engagement and Education Officer, Cecilie Knowles at the Gallery on 6393 8133 or email

The Spark a Connection program is a partnership between Orange City Council Community Services, Orange Regional Gallery and Dementia Australia funded by the NSW Government, Department of Family and Community Services through The Liveable Communities Grants Program.


The NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority, in association with Orange Regional Gallery invite you to the opening of ARTEXPRESS 2018, an exhibition of outstanding works by 2017 Higher School Certificate Visual Art students in NSW.

From 2:30pm on Saturday 25 August, 2018
This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint initiative of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority. Sponsor contributions greatly assist in the works being seen by a large audience across the State. We would like to thank S&S (Associate Sponsor) and the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (Patron) for their generous support.

ARTEXPRESS 2018 – Learning Opportunities

Professional Learning for Teachers 

The Department of Education Arts Unit  is offering a NSWIT registered professional learning opportunity for visual arts teachers. The workshop will explore factors that support high level student outcomes, reflected in ARTEXPRESS bodies of works.

Tuesday 4 September at Orange Regional Gallery 

For more information and to book please click here

Student Forums

The Department of Education Arts Unit is offering an opportunity for Stage 5 and 6 Visual Arts, Design and Photography and Digital Media students to investigate the conceptual and material qualities of the Bodies of Work on display at the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions across New South Wales.

Wednesday 5 September at Orange Regional Gallery

For more information and to book please click here