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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

Got an event to add? Email us artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Artist in Residence – Nicholas Gentile

Thu August 13 - Thu September 3

Cowra Civic Centre is proud to welcome composer, singer, conductor and teacher, Nicholas Gentile for our artist in residence program.

Nicholas will be composing new music for World Peace Day 2020 drawing on Cowra’s history and role in peace. The music will then be launched on Monday, September 21, 2020 – World Peace Day – in a unique way reaching the community of the town of Cowra. He will also be running composition workshops for secondary students and for adults over the 4 weeks he is in residence at Cowra Civic Centre.


During his 4 week residency, Nicholas will be running composition weekly workshops for secondary students and for adults. Some music knowledge is required including basic music notation. You may want to compose for a solo instrument, for a choir, for a small ensemble or band, or even for an orchestra – Nicholas will give you tips and techniques for composing over the 4 weeks of the workshops.

Workshops will be held at Cowra Civic Centre and Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be in place. These workshops will be free but a 4-week commitment from participants is required.

Dates & Times: 
Thursday 13 August at 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 20 August at 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 27 August at 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 3 September at 5pm – 7pm

Thursday 13 August at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday 20 August at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday 27 August at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday 3 September at 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Thu August 13
Thu September 3
Event Category:


Cowra Civic Centre
Darling St
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia


Cowra area

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.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

For event promoters: If you are sending event details to Arts OutWest to promote through our Whats On (or likewise publishing events on social media) please only send us images you have permission to use. See our fact sheet on copyright infringement.