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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue January 1 - Tue December 31

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

Rosemary Valadon Exhibition

Sat June 15 - Sat August 31

THE ORIANA, ORANGE. Working closely with the artist, renowned curator Gavin Wilson, who recently curated Interiors at the Orange Regional Gallery, has selected works that reflect Rosemary’s deep immersion in the rhythms of life at her home in Hill End.

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

Place: a travelling exhibition of artists’ books – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue July 30 - Sun September 8

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. Artists’ Books, or Book Works as they are also referred to, are part of most artists’ vocabulary, either as drawings bound together, illustrated diaries or a response to a place, time, political or historical event, or personal emotion.


Sat August 3 - Sun September 29

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience.

Raw Language: esotericism in outsider art

Sat August 3 - Sun September 8

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Raw Language: esotericism in outsider art continues Orange Regional Gallery’s tradition of championing Outsider artists with an examination of the esoteric in Outsider art.

Curtain Call: Andrew Antoniou

Sat August 3 - Sun September 22

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Within the work there are a series of recurring themes that are given differing contexts and spaces of a theatrical nature within which to exist. These themes are often around the concepts of time, mortality, love, ritual, conflict, and notions of magic and transformation.


Sat August 3 - Sun September 22

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.


Sun August 4 - Sat September 7

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. DISCONNECTIONS is an exhibition of new works in OILS by the reclusive born-and-bred Stuart Town artist.

Artful Alchemy

Fri August 9 - Fri September 20

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Group exhibition with Yaja Hadrys, Mellissa Read-Devine, Mark Powell, Ray Harrington, Jane Canfield, Nadege Lamy.


Wed August 14 - Sat August 24

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. AUSTRALIANA is a group exhibition featuring the work of seven artists from across NSW and the ACT, some we’ve exhibited here in the past and some we haven’t. Each artist will bring their own unique style to the gallery to celebrate iconic Australian Imagery.

Create for Wellbeing

Thu August 22 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu 19 December 2019,

LITHGOW. A free weekly drop in art group.

Plant on Pink

Thu August 22 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Local artist, Penny Banks, will guide you step by step in creating your very own masterpiece to take home at the end of the night.

Entries close: Sculptures in the Garden

Fri August 23

MUDGEE. - Call for works - 2019 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee -
Sculptures in the Garden is pleased to announce that artists are now officially invited to submit their works for this year’s exhibition.

ORM Talks: Contemporary Photojournalism

Fri August 23 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ORANGE. Matt Abbott and Dean Sewell, from award winning documentary photography collective Oculi, will speak about their practice and discuss the central conviction at the heart of their projects: To reveal the beauty, wonder and struggle within everyday life and to show the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Visual Storytelling and Photography Workshop

Sat August 24 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Join Matt Abbott and Dean Sewell, from award winning documentary photography collective Oculi, for an all-day photography workshop focused on visual storytelling in regional areas.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au