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.

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Jock Alexander: Of This Place

Sat October 17 - Sun December 6

A descendent of several colonial families, Oberon-born, Bathurst-based multidiscipline artist Jock Alexander cites connecting with the local Wiradyuri as a crucial aspect of his life and practice. In particular, his appreciation of the Central West, particularly of Wahluu (Mount Panorama), is a source of intellectual and spiritual inspiration with which he seeks to address the region’s colonial history and its legacy.

In 1988, Alexander graduated from the National Art School, Sydney, with a Bachelor of Visual Art degree, and for the past 25 years he has supported his painting, music and filmmaking practices by creating illustrations and political cartoons for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspapers. He works in plein air and in the studio, using both traditional European media and locally sourced material, including raw earths and eucalypt and wattle gums.


Image:JOCK ALEXANDER, Descent from the Mountain – Wahluu, Mt Panorama 1995-2020, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.


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


Bathurst Region
Visual arts

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