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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Event Series Spring In Jenolan

Spring In Jenolan

Jenolan Caves 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, NSW, Australia

Spring in Jenolan is a great time of year to visit. Especially as we're open EVERY Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy a late afternoon tour, dinner at Chisholm’s Restaurant and/or evening tour.

Exhibition: ‘A Likeneness’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Christian Thompson’s large-scale self-portraits mask his personal identity to foreground Indigenous cultural identity and connections to Country. Salvatore Zofrea’s tender portrait draws on his memory of his late father in a large diptych, seated both within and outside a room, evoking his fugitive state. While a small circular painting by Judy Cassab presents an intimate portrait of fellow artist and friend Nora Heysen.

Ranging from 1938 to the present, through photography, works on paper and painting, these diverse portraits draw us into the lives and stories of their subjects, and invite us to explore what it is that creates a sense of likeness.

Evans Arts Council Weekly Craft Activities

Evans Art Council 5 - 7 Lee Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Looking to meet new people while sharing your love of craft? Come along to one of our free groups - bring along whatever you are working on or need help with - someone in the group will be able to help you, or just come along for a chat.


Adirondack Chair Building Course

TAFE Orange Orange, NSW, Australia

Do you want to build your own beautiful Adirondack chair? Well if you can commit to 2 nights a week for 8 weeks then this course is for you.

At the end of this course you will walk away with a fabulous chair decorated with your personalised finish


The Odd Sock Gallery - Art & Craft Supplies + Gallery 8 Farm Lane, #Shop 4, Blayney, NSW, Australia

Together we explore the Blayney Shire in photographic prints and 4m high projected images.


Homework Club

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

Is your child struggling? Does your child lack confidence?

Homework club is a free program to help your child with homework. An opportunity to review, practice and develop skills in a supportive environment.


Oberon Outdoor Festival 2023

A month-long Festival with a variety of fun activities and events with an outdoor theme.

This will include ‘family-oriented’ activities, Open Gardens, Heritage Village Tours, Sip n Splash, 4WD Tag-along Tour, Fishing Lake Oberon Redfin Roundup Weekend, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and much more.

Town & Country Exhibition

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

Sophie Corks & Carina Chambers celebrate the local towns and surrounding landscapes of our local region through bright and bold colour palettes.

Both artists have recently moved to the Central West and have been enamoured by the distinct natural forms of the landscapes & architecture. “A fresh take on our beautiful local scenery”.


Pencil Art Exhibition by Roderick Heath

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Lithgow Library is thrilled to announce that local resident Roderick Heath has chosen to exhibit his latest art exhibition at the Lithgow Library. The library walls will be full of his dramatic pencil art works during the month of November 2023.

Roderick’s exhibition pieces range from extremely complex pictures to simple portraits. Rich, poor, young, old, famous, obscure, from the past to the world today, from down the block to around the world – Roderick’s art captures them all.

Exhibition: ‘Capturing the Homefront’

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Forty-nine stunning framed photographs reproduced from national and international collections reveal the remarkable parallels between Australia and the USA during the Pacific war including in industry, family life, the role of women and Japanese internment.

Exhibition: “Oh, the Possibilities!”

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

A watercolour art exhibition. Michelle is a multi award winning watercolour artist who loves to tell a story in her work.

She likes to explore different genres, her work is very detailed, full of life and colour.

Agatha Bean’s Curious Encounters

Grenfell Art Gallery 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW, Australia

Three friends, a painter, a printer and a textile artist have come together to explore the micro, the macro and the meta verse here in Central West NSW. Their research has influenced their making to present the audience with a glimpse into a curious other world.
This realm brings to your attention the connections and the beings unseen to most human eyes though they are ever present beside us. This work will inspire you to look at your environment differently as if you have never really seen it before.
10am-4pm daily.

Arts To The Max – Maxine Chapman Art Exhibition

The Odd Sock Gallery - Art & Craft Supplies + Gallery 8 Farm Lane, #Shop 4, Blayney, NSW, Australia

Local Blayney, artist Maxine Chapman exhibitions Arts To The Max at The Odd Sock Gallery.

Maxine's artworks are filled with lively, bright and vivid colours. Her works uniquely set her apart with delightful choices of subject. And, she is both arty and crafty. Maxine will have a number of her handmade crotchet items available and will be only too happy to show how they are made with some beginner crotchet lessons.



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

Always experimenting with a range of materials and techniques, Liz Mayberry is happiest weaving in a group and sharing her skills with others. 
Helen Swords discovered her love for creating with clay in her mid thirties. Having a background in horticulture and landscaping, she was always happiest working with soil and plants creating outdoor spaces to be enjoyed. 

BRAGS Art Fair Exhibition

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

An initiative of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. (BRAGS Inc.), the Bathurst Art Fair is a fundraising exhibition for the gallery’s artistic programming and collection, featuring artworks for sale from both established artists and emerging talents.

The Addams Family Musical

Union Theatre, Lithgow 67 Bridge Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

The Addams Family - A New Musical is a comedy that follows the adventures of the eccentric Addams family as they face a challenge they have never encountered before: change. 

Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a normal boy named Lucas Beineke, and she wants her parents to meet his family. However, she fears that her dark and macabre family will scare them away, so she asks her father to keep her secret from her mother. 

$27.50 – $32.50

An Ode to Pink Group Exhibition

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

An Ode to Pink is a celebration of the captivating colour of pink.

This group exhibition features a diverse collective of abstract artists taking us on a vibrant journey through hue and colour.

upstART 2023

Cowra Regional Art Gallery 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

The annual upstART Exhibition and Awards showcases the work of regional students in Stages 5 and 6, encompassing a broad range of styles and subjects.

The exhibition includes experimental and creative approaches to painting, ceramics, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

This is a “must-see” exhibition presented by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, in association with high schools in the Central West.  


Exhibition: ‘Journeys and Return’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Presenting selected paintings, works on paper and sketchbooks, this survey covers the full breadth of John R Walker’s extraordinary practice over the last 25 years.

Walker’s paintings and drawings emerge from time spent immersed in the Australian landscape, from the Southern Tablelands near his home and more recently around Ghaana Bula (Mount Canobolas) in the Central West of New South Wales.

Red 2023

TAFE Orange Orange, NSW, Australia

Introducing "Red" - A journey of passion and creativity.

Event Series Rankin Cottage Craft

Rankin Cottage Craft

Rankin Cottage Crafts, Bathurst 117 Rankin Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Spring brings out all the colours of the rainbow, and we have every colour covered in the wonderful handmade items for you and your family. Closed Monday & Sunday and public holidays.  

Event Series The Uncooperative

The Uncooperative

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

The Uncooperative is returning! Cementa has a whole new program for young people aged 13 to 19 years old in Kandos and surrounds.

Each week, an awesome Cementa artist will show you how to make cool stuff, you’ll get FREE afternoon tea and a FREE ride home.


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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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