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.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Entries Close: Waste 2 Art (Bathurst)

Tue May 19

Keeping in the spirit of doing things differently, this year’s Waste 2 Art will be held as an online event.


The popular community competition and exhibition challenges the community’s perception of “rubbish” and celebrates recycling in the form of art and craft. 


Mayor Bobby Bourke said the exhibition is an innovate way to approach education about waste.


“Waste 2 Art is a great way to get students, community groups and individuals to create a new life for materials that would have otherwise ended up in landfill,” he said. 


The 2020 exhibition has a focus on aluminum and steel cans; however, artworks do not need to include these. A range of categories and prizes will be on offer, with winning artworks having the opportunity to be entered in the 2021 Regional Exhibition. 


With the event moving online, participants are encouraged to get creative from their homes. Entrants must create an artwork including some element of recycled waste that would’ve otherwise been considered useless. The competition is open to all residents of the Bathurst region. 


Three photographs of the creation, along with an entry form and a half page descriptive brief must be emailed to waste2art@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by 4.00pm on Tuesday, May 19.


For more information, head to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the Waste 2 Art coordinator on

6333 6544.  



Tue May 19
Event Categories:


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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