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Waste to Art Competition

Sat July 27 - Sat August 17

The 2019 regional Waste to Art competition will be held at the Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon from Saturday 27 July until Saturday 17 August.

Auditions: Lithgow Wellbeing Cabaret

Sat July 27

A muster day is set to take place at Hoskins Church on Saturday, July 27 for anyone who wants to act, sing, move, make music or work on set for an upcoming theatre show.
The show will be held at the Lithgow Sate Mine on October 12 and produced by local theatre and music production company, Trybal Productions.

Gooloogong Hotel Open Mic Nights

Sun July 28
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 8 December 2019,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 24 November 2019,

2nd Sunday and last Sunday of every month. Any level of talent welcome.

Country Arts Support Program closes

Mon July 29

Closes July 29: Looking for money to get your local arts project off the ground? Up to $3000 per project  is available for central west groups to initiate arts projects in 2020.

Evans Arts Council art competition and sale

Fri August 2 - Sun August 4

Entries for this show close on 19 July, with Judging held on Friday 2 August. The official opening will follow at 7.30 pm.

Australian Poetry Slam Heats: BATHURST WORKSHOP

Thu August 15 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Performing writers are given a microphone, a live audience, and just two minutes to capture the crowd.

Australian Poetry Slam Heats: BATHURST POETRY SLAM

Thu August 15 at 6:30 pm

Performing writers are given a microphone, a live audience, and just two minutes to capture the crowd.

Writing Workshop at Gang Gang Gallery

Sat August 17

In this workshop you will look at how tiny details can be the starting point for creating meaningful worlds.

Entries close: Sculptures in the Garden

Fri August 23

- 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.

Entries close: Mini Series Art Prize

Sun September 1

The Corner Store Gallery would like to announce an exciting new Art Prize in 2019. We’re on the lookout for new and exciting artists to exhibit in our beautiful space.

Entries close: Zig Zag Steam Art Prize

Mon September 9

Artists residing in NSW are invited to enter up to three artworks for consideration in the exhibition. A prize of $1500  will be awarded to the most outstanding artwork along with a $500 People’s Choice Award.

Entries close: Cowra Art Group Exhibition

Fri September 13

The Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards to be held 27 September to 13 October 2019

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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