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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Mon July 13 - Fri July 31

Free entry

With the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions the Platypus Gallery has re-opened to the public, with a new exhibition of local works on show.

The exhibition features a variety of works from landscapes, watercolours, pottery, ceramics, felt and jewelry which features the theme of ‘Blue’.

The exhibition opened last Thursday and features the work from more than 15 artists from the Forbes Arts Society.

Forbes Arts Society’s Karen Ritchie said they were unable to celebrate the exhibition with an official opening due to social distancing requirements.

The Platypus Gallery has changed their opening hours for the time being and are only open three days a week.

You can check out the artwork from 10am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

The exhibition ‘Blue’ will be open at the Platypus Gallery to the end of July.

Due to government guidelines, the Platypus Gallery is only permitting six people inside at a time.


Mon July 13
Fri July 31
Free entry
Event Category:


Platypus Gallery
111 Lachlan Street
Forbes, NSW 2871 Australia
0481 261 170


Forbes Arts Society


Forbes area
Visual arts

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