Thursday 21 June 2018

Paddock to plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district – Talk by Sandra McEwen

A new exhibition opened recently at Orange Regional Museum. “Paddock to plate” celebrates the soils, climate and people who built a region famous for its outstanding produce. The rich natural environment created by Mt Canobolas has been a magnet for Indigenous peoples and migrants. It has supported gold miners, graziers, orchardists, market gardeners and, more recently, vignerons. The exhibition focuses on forces that have changed the way foods are produced, processed and marketed, and also shows how our Australian dinner tables have changed over 150 years. Freelance curator, Sandra McEwen, developed the exhibition over 7 months in Orange and will share her experience and insights.

Sandra McEwen was formerly a Principal Curator of Science and Industry at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the development of exhibitions for public audiences.

Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Time: 5.30 for 6 pm
Cost: includes light refreshments on arrival; RAHS and ASHET members $10, others $12
Bookings: phone RAHS on (02) 9247 8001, email history@rahs.org.au or through the booking link.