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Great Santa Hat Challenge + Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery Crafts Day

Sun 10 December 2023, at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in at Hartley Historic Site for crafts, shopping at our Kew Y Ahn Gallery – wearing a Santa hat!
Sunday 10 November (challenge at 10.45am).
Gallery open 10am-4pm.
Arts OutWest there 10am-2pm.
The Great Santa Hat Challenge returns to Hartley Historic Site and Arts OutWest will be there with extra Christmas shopping artworks and gifts in the gallery and craft activities (bring the kids!).
Wear your hat for the annual photo – attempting to get as many people and fur babies wearing Santa Hats at one time. Gold coin donation to Hartley Historic Site to assist cancer research.
Kew-Y-Ahn exhibits work of Aboriginal artists of Central West NSW, located at Hartley Historic Site east of Lithgow. Work by Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West is represented in rotating exhibitions in the gallery space.
The project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.
📷 Our Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery Christmas tree is already hung with hand-painted baubles (that you can buy).


Sun 10 December 2023,
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery
51 Old Great Western Highway
Hartley, NSW 2790 Australia
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Call Hartley Visitor Centre directly on 02 6355 2117.
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Local government area
Visual arts, Aboriginal culture
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
Arts OutWest 02 6338 4657
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Our Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery Christmas tree is already hung with hand-painted baubles (that you can buy).


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.

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