Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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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.
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Sun 1 August - Sun 31 October

ONLINE. Blokes Don’t Talk is a series of monologues written by Vince Melton for the Bathurst Theatre Company and 2MCEFM. The series was produced in partnership with the Bathurst Theatre Company, 2MCEFM and micro-funding from Arts Out West.

Armchair travel: Culture Maps

Sun 1 August - Sun 31 October

ONLINE. Explore public art, heriage, handmade, galleries and Aboriginal experiences of Central NSW through Culture Maps.

Visit Cowra from home with Cowra Voices

Sun 1 August - Sun 31 October

ONLINE. The Cowra Voices storytelling app was launched in August 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Cowra Breakout.
The app includes stories of Wiradjuri elders, personal histories of people buried at the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery, and local stories of grassroots peace-building by members of the Cowra community.

Soul – exhibition moves online

Thu 5 August - Sun 12 September

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Exhibition featuring artists Usha Singh, Martin Garibay, Maria Grzybowski, Karen Bloomfield

Abstract Distractions at the Platypus Gallery

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. View and shop the 'Abstract Distractions' exhibition online. 

Regional Waste to Art Exhibition

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. This Community Art Exhibition features works from local competitions in the following council areas: Bathurst, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Coonamble, Dubbo, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Walgett.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery at home

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. Doors may be temporarily closed however you can experience culture from the comfort of your own home featuring a Virtual Tour of the ground breaking exhibition Weapons for the Soldier in situ at Cowra Regional Art Gallery along with Activity Sheets and Artist Interviews produced for the exhibition.

Fun Time Art

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. Elaine Butler is art tutor based in Wallerawang (I teach in Lithgow & Western Sydney usually) and I have moved some of her kids & adults art classes to an online format. Choose Online Drawing Club for Kids, Online Painting for Adults, Online Holiday Art for Kids, plus Art Supply Kits each with 10 Online Tutorials.

Music NSW Central West playlist

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. Spring is in the air and it's time for the monthly top up on the Central West Sounds Playlist. Featuring a different set of local artists and tunes each month on Spotify.

KANGAROO: The Audio Experience

Wed 1 September - Mon 13 September

ONLINE. he Lingua Franca/ BMEC/ Q Theatre play ‘Kangaroo’ by Miranda Gott has been specially recorded and is available via the Q Theatre’s website as an audio experience. The new Australian work had seasons in Bathurst and Cowra and was to tour to The Joan in Penrith in August. Instead the cast headed into a recording studio (before regional NSW lockdown) to record the play.

Virtual Bathurst

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. Get up close and personal with the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum's T-Rex skeleton, go inside the house of former Australian Prime Minister and Bathurst resident, Ben Chifley. Wander the stunning grounds of Machattie Park and learn the little known facts behind its Victorian-era features. Go underground at Jenolan Caves.

Guido Maestri talks about Stories from Homedale’ at Mudgee Arts Precinct

Wed 1 September - Thu 30 September

ONLINE. Watch Guido Maestri discuss his artistic process and the development of his body of art for the exhibition: ‘Stories from Homedale’ at Mudgee Arts Precinct. Guido explains how lockdowns shifted his practice in a new direction, elaborates on his love of working with oil paint and gives insight to some of the inspiration that shaped his exciting new exhibition.

Mondays at the Museum at Home

Mon 6 September at 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 18 October 2021,

ONLINE. A weekly program for 3-5-year-olds and their parents/carers. Delivered via Zoom/ Facebook Live.

Music for Little Ears at Home

Mon 6 September at 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 18 October 2021,

ONLINE. Music and dancing for kids. Samantha Bartholemeusz of the Orange Regional Conservatorium has moved her wonderful program online. FREE.

Mountain Goat Mountain

Sat 18 September - Sun 3 October

ONLINE. Mountain Goat Mountain is an audio theatre experience for families to do in their home together. With guided activities that help families set up, and step into their own imaginative world, Mountain Goat Mountain is a unique experience for adults and children to do together that provides space for creative connection through play and imagination.

Writing Resilience Workshop Series

Sat 25 September

ONLINE. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact OR Lithgow Transformation Hub Manager on 0428 890 595

ATYP Online Holiday Workshops

Mon 27 September - Fri 8 October

ONLINE. Classes will be be run as short sessions each day (Monday - Friday) using Zoom and Google Classroom - just like a regular ATYP drama class but virtual! Our professional, industry-trained tutors will continue to facilitate our classes and teach students storytelling, character creation, and theatre-making.

PUBlic Choir RockWhizz

Wed 29 September at 7:00 pm

ONLINE. From MitCon. Lockdown is hard, but it feels like forever since we all crammed into The George Hotel and sang together!
SO, we came up with a great idea to digitally see you all and hang out. We are hosting a PUBlic Choir quiz!
Questions will be about the songs and artists we have covered in the past three years (*hint* perhaps going back and watching the videos on YouTube might help...)
We will be led, as always, by Graham Sattler, with the trusty band and Lauren helping out.

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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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at