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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Drawing Australian Birdlife

Sat 25 May

Drawing Australian Birdlife – A Workshop that will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty, movement and characteristics of birds.

In this full day class – you will learn both simple and comprehensive mixed media techniques to help you create visually captivating artworks. Demonstrations throughout the day are designed to develop a more rigorous, looser drawing approach and aid in letting go of perfectionism. It’s all about having fun and getting into a creative flow state.

Your visual literacy, observation skills and individual expression will feel revived!

Lessons cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students and held in an accessible venue with a cafe onsite.


Local government area
Visual arts
Submitted online
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Jody Graham - Lokout Cockatoo


The Foundations of Portland
Williwa St
Portland, NSW Australia
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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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).