Exhibition: Dreams, Nightmares and Reality by Glenn Dick

Exhibition and Shows

23 Jul 2021 to 5 Sep 2021 Once Only Event

Exhibition: Dreams, Nightmares and Reality present as a historical anecdote, educational values and the fact of the artistic verve of the individual stories, as well l as the total overview of events of the time. The works portray a sense of futility, inhumanity, brutality and contradictions from the exploratory survey of Oxley, The subsequent displacement of the BIRPAI People when establishing the Penal Colony, through to the first fleet settlers’ arrival from 1838. Glenn Dicks own ancestors arriving via “William the Fourth” in April 1841.

The collection of artworks focused on the first 20 years of the settlement and was noted for its sympathetic depictions of the local indigenous tribes and the harshness of the convict system. This collection of works were originally endorsed by Port Macquarie Hastings Council to form part of celebrating Heritage week back in 2005.

The Exhibition originally was staged/featured in the old Civic Centre in Clarence Street and was enthusiastically received by the community with an extension of time for 1 month.

In early 2007 the collection was again exhibited, this time in NSW Parliament House, Sydney. Now displayed once more as part of the 2021 Bicentennial anniversary of 200 years program.


Family Friendly Free Wifi Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

23 Jul 2021 to 5 Sep 2021

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