Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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Tue June 9 - Sun August 9

Free entry

AR+COLLECT is an ambitious collection project designed to give audiences unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to the BRAG collection.

Over eight weeks, gallery staff will be engaged in collection activities including  photography, condition reporting, cataloguing and researching. Community members are encouraged to visit the gallery to gain insight into collection activities that are usually conducted behind closed doors.

AR+COLLECT will not only provide a rare opportunity to watch curators at work but will also provide a unique opportunity to experience the breadth of the BRAG collection. Comprising over 2,000 objects valued at $11.5 million, the collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, textile works, photography, sculpture, new media and ceramic works.

This project is the first stage in a massive collection project that will see the BRAG collection re-housed in the $4.6 million Central West Collections Facility due to open in October 2021. In order to ensure a smooth transition, BRAG will digitise its entire collection, streamline its database and collection management systems, condition report every object, and embark on a major archiving project.

The program will feature four distinct highlight exhibitions:

Olde Masters: Lloyd Rees and Graham Lupp
from Tuesday 9 June to Sunday 21 June

Dynamic Duos: Jean Bellette & Paul Haefliger, Frank & Margel Hinder
from Tuesday 23 June to Sunday 5 July

Celebration of Colour
from Tuesday 7 July to Sunday 19 July

Hill End Highlights
from Tuesday 21 July to Sunday 9 August


Tue June 9
Sun August 9
Free entry
Event Category:


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
(02) 6333 6555


Bathurst Region
Visual arts

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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