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2 June, 2017.POSTES IN: Events, Museums, News, Stories, Towns & Villages,TAGS: ,,,,,,,,

Object call for Paddock to Plate

We’re looking for food and wine related objects, images and stories for a new exhibition Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district planned for 2018

The museum is currently developing its new exhibition about the food history, culture, places and stories of Orange and the region. The exhibition will cover both the past and present story of food and wine production in the district. This interdisciplinary exhibition will be held in the museum from April 2018 and is titled Paddock to Plate; a history of food and wine in Orange and district. Paddock to Plate is a temporary exhibition that includes a driving tour of food places, satellite exhibitions in museums in the district, a web site, public programs, educational programs and exhibition catalogue.

Paddock to Plate is aimed to have a wide appeal for the community and visitors and attract to new visitors to the Museum; reinterpret traditional museum objects to meet the interests a wide range of people; and continue to build community support for the ongoing development of the Orange Regional Museum through working with partners, individuals and community groups.

Jennifer Forrest, researcher, Carrot Patch Curatorial based in Canberra, undertaking the research component has been visiting the regional museums seeking stories, objects, and images on the history, geography, people, and produce and food places of the region. Information will be sought through a series of community engagement sessions / or casting calls that will be held around the region.  The aim of the casting calls is to identify potential items held in community collections that might be borrowed for the exhibition.

We are looking for objects that relate to the environment, Wiradjuri food and cultural traditions, crop production including orcharding, food through the times including; colonial food, food during the gold rush, war and depression, factories; including dairying; livestock, sheep, cattle and pigs, food festival, migrant food, food transport, domestic food practices including BBQs, menu, dining, picnics; food related employment and manufacture, food for health, earlier settler diets and nutrition; and women’s and men’s work in relation to food and wine. Put in a nutshell anything that will help tell the food and wine story.

The casting calls will be held in

  • Orange on Tuesday 13th June, West Room, Orange Regional Gallery, commencing at 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Blayney on Wednesday 14th June, Blayney Council Committee Room, commencing at 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Molong on Thursday 15th June, Cabonne Council Committee Room, commencing at 10.00am – 12.30pm.

It’s time to search through your cupboards and garage for food and wine related objects, stories, photographs or ephemeral material.

If you would like further information or would like to contribute but can’t make it to our casting calls, contact the Museum Manager on 63938170 or email Alison Russell on 6393 8170.

Guide to the Orange District, 1901, Orange Regional Museum Collection
Sunny Ridge Orchards Packing Label, 1950-70s, Orange Regional Museum Collection

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