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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)

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A party to remember

On Saturday 1 June 2024 we celebrated 50 years of arts and cultural development with a dinner and exhibitions at Forbes Town Hall.

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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

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Dog Puppet

Fluffy: Aged care therapy dog puppet

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

REGIONAL NEWS

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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.

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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

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Battle of the Bands

Closes: 30 August 2024. For budding young acts aged 12 to 25 in the Bathurst, Orange, Blayney, Lithgow, Oberon and Cowra local government areas.

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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.

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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
Email: artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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