Welcome to our 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.

It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).

For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Enemy Aliens: The Dunera boys in Orange, 1941

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
This exhibition tells the little-known story of the time the Dunera boys spent at the Orange Showground in 1941 and features artworks created during their internment. Many are drawn from the archives of relatives and private lenders, as well as never-before-seen works from a recently acquired collections held by the State Library of NSW. This project was developed and curated by Dr Seumas Spark, Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University, Emeritus Professor Andrew Mcnamara from the Queensland University of Technology and translator Kate Garrett, in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum.


Still Life

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

This selection of works from Orange Regional Gallery’s Collection presents various approaches to the still life genre. Ranging from works on paper, painting, photography and ceramics, each is an invitation to imagine the daily life and narratives of the objects, artists, and times from which they were made.

Free entry

Collection Highlights and Recent Acquisitions

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

This exhibition includes recent acquisitions by John Olsen OAM, Elisabeth Cummings, Peter Boggs, Kevin Connor, Rachel Ellis, Hendrik Kolenberg, Margaret Loy Pula, Mandy Martin, Arthur McIntyre, Mavis Ngallametta, Tom Polo, David Serisier, Tim Storrier, Aida Tomescu and John R Walker. These are shown alongside collection highlights.

Marang Connections Calendar of Free Events

Marang Connections is a free 12-month program aiming to increase resilience, wellbeing and social connections for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 8-16 years. Young people will be offered one workshop/session per month facilitated by professional and reputable organisations to promote marang (well/good - Wiradjuri) lifestyles and connections.

Woodworking Course

Molong Molong, NSW

How you can make a Windsor Stool.
Using traditional hand tools learn how to make a beautiful stool from green wood logs.

Laurence Edwards

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

One of the few sculptors who casts his own work, Laurence Edwards is fascinated by human anatomy and the metamorphosis of form and matter that governs the lost-wax process. His sculptures express the raw liquid power of bronze, its versatility, mass and evolution, and the variety of process marks he retains tell the story of how and why each work came to be.


Trundle Film Society

The Staging Post Trundle, NSW

Annual membership $100. Contact john.lagerlow@gmail.com or 0408 022 571.


Mondays at the Museum

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Mondays at the Museum is a free one-hour session designed for 3–5-year-olds and their grown-ups to explore and create at Orange Regional Museum.


Adult Dance Class

Parkes Dance Co 128 - 134 Clarinda Street, Parkes, NSW

Adult dance classes are coming to PDC. A short 6 week term to work with busy schedules and a different style each week!


Western Plains Culture Centre, Dubbo Dubbo, NSW

A Lot of Little Nothings is an exhibition of mixed media works by Cowra-based artist Shani Nottingham, that explores the issues of waste,mass consumption and our impact on the environment. Nottingham fashions large sculptures that echo and mimic forms of nature, produced from found, donated and collected single-use bread tags to create an ultra-dimensional world. A Lot of Little Nothings is an installation that aims to highlight the hyper-abundance of single-use plastic, its impact on our environment and our relationship with plastic on both a small and large scale.

Free entry


Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery 50 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW

In celebration of International Women’s Day Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery presents Guyulgang Yinaagirbang (Strong women) - an exhibition celebrating the strength and diversity of female Aboriginal artists from the Central West.



Autumn is a very special time in the Bathurst region when residents and visitors alike enjoy
the explosion of colour that accompanies the changing of the season. Indulge your senses
this autumn and sample the very best the region has to offer. Autumn is also traditionally
the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of
the region’s historic sights brought to life in the Autumn Colours Heritage Festival through a
series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and
discover the moments, events and characters that make up the story of Bathurst

Art and Stay Mudgee

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Rosby Wines have today announced the ultimate art and wine experience in Mudgee this March. As part of their highly anticipated 2023 artistic program, Rosby is offering a special promotion on the weekend of Saturday the 11th and Sunday the...

Autumn Colours Heritage Festival

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

The signature Autumn Colours Heritage Festival program of events celebrates the towns rich history with a series of guided tours by local experts through some of the Bathurst region’s most significant historical sites, along with events that preserve the people, traditions, and stories that have shaped Bathurst into the beautiful, thriving, modern regional centre it is today.

Make/Do – Teen Meet-Up – Orange City Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Gather together after school to decompress and relax.
Make/Do is a safe space for you to catch up with friends, chat about books, listen to music and hang out.

Working the Waters

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Working the Waters takes its cue from the multiple modes of human engagement with the waters on the planet.  With an emphasis on the folly and resultant disasters of human psychology Working the Waters combines installation and immersive video to explore the liminal zone of the pedosphere where human action and water meet.

While the World Waits (Condobolin)

Condobolin Community Centre Cnr of Bathurst St & Dennison st, Condobolin, NSW

Arts OutWest showcases some of the region’s most exciting visual artists as they each respond to original music reflecting on the challenging and changing times over the past few of years.
The While the World Waits exhibition opens on Friday 17 March, 5-7pm, at Condobolin Community Arts Centre.

Free entry

FABLES OF THE MUDGEE CAMEL by Michael Bourke at the Rosby Gallery

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Depicted through a series of surrealist painting and written accounts, Mudgee-based painter Michael Bourke has captured the fascinating tales of the somewhat mythical Adolphus George Taylor – also known as The Mudgee Camel.

between us, her, and a camera – Portraits by Bradley Bradley. Photo Exhibtion

The Odd Sock Gallery, Blayney Blayney, NSW

This collection takes a look at the connections found in portraits: obvious, subtle and at times, anonymous.
This body of work features creative and regular portraits by Bradley Bradley, including images of Michelle (Shelly) , wife and mother.- to find out more about Shelly and her story take a look at #fightwithshelly


The Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW

LINEAGE is an exhibition of 4 families:
husband and wife TIM WINTERS and LYNN WINTERS,
Will they be complimentary, polar opposites or similar?


F.O.O.D Week Orange

Orange Orange, NSW

What started out as an idea dreamt up by a small group of passionate local foodies three decades ago to showcase the provenance and rich diversity of the Orange region’s produce and to celebrate its producers and vignerons, has blossomed into a festival of national standing.

Exhibition Opening – Sandon Gibbs-O’Neill: Burruguu

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Nhunggabarra artist Sandon Gibbs-O’Neill presents a series of new paintings developed in dialogue with the traditional stories and paintings of his grandfather Tex Skuthorpe, a significant Nhunggaburra artist from Nhunggal country in north western NSW. The title ‘Burruguu’ means time of creation in Nhunggal language.

Sophie Lampert: Anon

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Sophie Lampert presents large-scale soft sculptures that celebrate the lives and atypical vocations of brilliant women throughout history. Using delicate beading, sequins and velvet she reimagines the unusual stories and successes into otherworldly sculptures—figures representing past lives that should be revisited and admired.

The Agency of Ruins

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

The Agency of Ruins, a collaboration by Sydney based artists Chrystal Rimmer, Belle Blau and Tamsin Salehian, will be opening at WAYOUT Artspace in Kandos. This exhibition is based on three provocations: speculative narratives of material and social entropy; the generative forces of such decay; and how these ruins can be measured within perspectives of the geos and bios.



The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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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