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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Silver Linings

Sun May 10 - Sat July 18

Last month I contacted Leiarna to see if she was still going ahead with ‘The Rainbow Festival’ exhibition online – given the current situation.
Leiarna said ‘the festival is postponed, not cancelled, I’m hoping to do it later in the year.’
We brainstormed for 2 minutes and came up with the title ‘Silver Linings’. Then I impulsively offered to curate a show.

First, I asked my beautiful Mum, Loretta Blake. Then I ran it by my old Sydney studio buddy and dear friend Bernadette Trela. With 3 weeks to curate and collate a show there was only one way to pull it off – ask my mates.

With a vision for a beautiful and diverse show, strong but soft feminine energy, I invited local and regional female artists, whose work I admire who are: authentic, original, and skilful in their chosen medium, predominantly mid-career and established.
At the 11th hour I decided to extend the invitation to my friend and former student Rishelle Kent. It is with great pleasure that I introduce her and her joyful work, in her first selected group show.

I’m one of the lucky ones. For me it’s been mostly sprinkling, punctuated by the odd thunderstorm. I have my art practice to thank for that. I also have a history of strong, inspiring women in my life who have been supportive, encouraging and true to themselves.
Growing up with an artist for a mother, I have been surrounded by art my whole life. It has brought me tremendous joy. If you see something you love and are in a position to buy, please support these incredibly talented artists. They have dedicated their lives to sharing their heart and souls through their work, so the planet can be a brighter more joyful place.

A huge thanks to Leiarna and Jim Dunworth for trusting me with their beautiful space. I am truly grateful for this opportunity, it’s been fun.

I hope you enjoy ‘Silver Linings’.

With love
Larissa Blake



Sun May 10
Sat July 18
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Peisley St Gallery
54 Peisley St Gallery
Orange, NSW 2795 Australia
02 6361 4222


Peisley St Gallery
02 6361 4222


Visual arts

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