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No Turning Back

Thu March 14 - Sun May 26

No Turning Back explores the story of Bob Cunningham’s artistic career and life in Lithgow.


Fri April 12 - Sun June 2

ARTEXPRESS showcases exemplary artworks created by New South Wales visual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination.

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

Fri April 12 - Sun June 2

Featuring works by leading contemporary artists from Europe, EuroVisions presents a vibrant cross-section of recent developments in international art showcasing the diversity and exuberance of innovative practices and contemporary culture.

Fabrice Cazenave: The Garden of Shadows

Fri April 12 - Sun June 2

The Garden of Shadows is a collection of work developed during Fabrice Cazenave’s six-week residency at Murrays Cottage as the inaugural French Artist in Residence (FAR) in Hill End in 2018.

The DNA of Colour: Ildiko Kovacs

Thu April 18 - Sun June 9

18 April – 9 June. In 2010 Ildiko Kovacs began to improvise a new style of painting made with paint rollers on plywood. This survey focusses on these sumptuous paintings in which the vibrancy of colours and forms do not simply evoke deep feelings or intuitions; the paintwork itself becomes a record or visible trace of the act of painting.

The Art of Scientific Illustration

Fri April 19 - Sun June 30

Open 19 April – 30 June. Open 9am – 4pm daily.


Wed May 1 - Fri May 31

Artists from the Lithgow Area present their art work made from recycled material. From school children to adults and sewing to welding, this exhibition is an eclectic colourful mix that never ceases to surprise and delight. Winners from this competition will be entered in the regional exhibition.

Internationali -Tea

Wed May 1 - Thu May 30

Paul McKnight solo exhibition.

2019 Calleen Art Award

Sat May 4 - Sun June 16

The Calleen Art Award is a major Gallery event and a favourite annual exhibition with the Cowra district audiences and visitors to the region. This visitor recognition and its ongoing development as a nationally significant and prestigious art award for painting has also benefited from the support by the Calleen Trust, providing prize money of $20,000 in 2019.

Continuum Southern Highlands Printmakers

Sat May 4 - Tue July 9

4 May – 9 JuneAn exhibition of contemporary prints responding to artists from previous generations who have had connections with the Southern Tablelands region between Sydney and Canberra.

66th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod

Wed May 15 - Thu June 6

The 66th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod will be held from May 15 to June 6 – with the Grand Concert of Prizewinners being held on Saturday, June 15.

All the regular sections for Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama, and Dance – in all age groups – have been catered for, and will include championships and scholarships.

Carrawobitty Writing Retreat

Fri May 17 - Sun May 19

Dr Rae Luckie is an experienced workshop facilitator, mentor and manuscript assessor. She is a qualified teacher with a PhD in auto/biographical writing, her expertise is in the field oflifewriting/creative nonfiction (autobiography, biography, memoir), prose poetry, historical fiction and family history.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat May 18 - Sun May 19

Rediscover all the rare and lost trades and crafts over one weekend on the Bathurst Heritage Trade Trail. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

2-day Upholstery Workshop

Sat May 18 - Sun May 19

Have some fun and learn new skills in this 2 day bringyour-own-chair workshop. A wonderful introduction to thistraditional and practical craft. Experience the joy of creatingsomething by hand and restoring a chair you love. 

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