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Tim Allen Immersion

Sat May 18 - Sun July 28

Immersion—deep involvement—describes both Tim Allen’s working process and his connection to landscape.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Fri June 7 - Sun July 28

This exhibition reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema and explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie’s fictional world’s and the realities of filmmaking.

Peter Solness: Lamplight

Fri June 7 - Sun July 28

In 2016 Peter Solness participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. Captivated by the history and inhabitants of this remote gold mining town, Solness has continued to return to Hill End to produce a series of ‘light photographs’ of the artists who live there, and the ghosts of its past.

All in a Day’s Work

Fri June 7 - Sun October 13

All in a Day’s Work provides a rare insight into the daily life of people at work in the Orange district between 1955 and 1974.

Unique Photography by Pip Orr

Fri June 14 - Wed July 31

A Photographic Exhibition. Our land and our culture You are invited to the exhibition opening at Rosebank 40 Victoria St, Millthorpe On Friday 14th June 2019 at 6.00pm

Mum’s Hug Series 2 Catherine Newton

Sat June 15 - Sun July 28

Mums’ Hug series 2 celebrates the important role mothers have in today’s society. It symbolises the physical and emotional connection of a mother and child through touch; specifically the act of hugging. Capturing a mother’s breath in a hot glass form and exploiting its fluidity, Newton dressed in layers of heat resistant fabric and hugged the hot glass.

The Art of Ageing Exhibition

Mon June 17 - Fri July 26

Touring Exhibition Captures the Spirit of Older People.


Wed June 19 - Mon August 5

Kate St James, Catherine Whitting and Monique Sartor, signature artists from The Curious ART BAR. An exhibition of original and limited edition artworks, fine art photography, home wares and apparel. 

Corner Store Gallery Winter Workshops

Sat June 29 - Sat July 27

"The Corner Store Gallery workshops are always such a joy. From the venue, to the high quality instruction, creative inspiration and ability to apply your learning to complete something before you return home is all wonderful."

Captured: Portraits of Crime Exhibition

Wed July 3 - Fri July 26

Exhibition explores the stories of men, women and children incarcerated in NSW gaols from 1870 to 1830.

Between Waking and Sleeping

Thu July 11 - Sun August 4

Join us for the opening of BETWEEN WAKING AND SLEEPING, a solo exhibition by Martin Coyte, to be opened by Bradley Hammond, Director of Orange Regional Gallery, Thursday July 11th 6pm.

HERE/NOW Community Exhibition

Sat July 13 - Sun July 28

Artists from across the Central West were invited to submit works for this annual open exhibition celebrating the creativity of our region.

To the Moon and Back: Exhibition

Fri July 19 - Wed July 31

Work created in workshops by young people on themes on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing celebrations.

mi’ andarin

Fri July 19 - Mon August 5

Join us at the gallery on Saturday 20 July at 4-6pm for the opening of mi' anderin.

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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