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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

ARTS outwest 

We promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for arts and cultural development across the NSW Central West.

Watch: ’50 years of Arts OutWest’ a short film (4mins)

Recap: VISION 20/50 Residency

A futurist, nine artists, assorted other creatives walk into a party… and discover it’s the year 2050 and everyone is celebrating the enormous success of their (im)possible projects in the current Central West arts festival.

Below: Watch our 2023 annual review as a short video

project highlights

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Plinth Show
Plinth Show

Showcasing Central West artists

Aboriginal Art Markets
Aboriginal Art Markets

Showcasing Central West artists

Dog Puppet
Dog Puppet

Fluffy: Aged care therapy dog puppet

Submit your arts, heritage and cultural event listings to the online What’s On


Dhuluny: The war that never ended

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) presents major exhibition Dhuluny: The war that never ended, curated by Wiradyuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones and Wirribee Aunty Leanna Carr.

rae burton
Vale Rae Burton

Lithgow Musical Society’s Musical Director and retired Lithgow High School music teacher Rae Burton passed away on 4 May 2024.

ARTS opportunities

National Contemporary Art Prize

Closes: 30 June 2024. The National Contemporary Art Prize is an exciting opportunity to show new and innovative work while gaining exposure to an extensive national audience.

Waste 2 Art (Cowra)

Closes: 25 June 2024. Cowra Shire Council is pleased to bring you Waste 2 Art competition with the theme ‘packaging’.

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Explore culture in our region

As the regional arts development organisation we work across the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin.
Image credits on the front page: Helen Carpenter; Peter Gumpert.

Arts OutWest acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work, the Wiradjuri / Wiradyuri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their custodians past, present and emerging.

working hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 Hrs
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

we are here

Phone: 02 6338 4657

Building 1454,Research Station Drive (off Browning St), Charles Sturt University Bathurst Campus