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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Makers Film Festival
Fri 29 September at 6:15 pm$15 – $25
Cowra Regional Art Gallery is delighted to present the 2023 edition of the Makers Film Festival (MFF) an international showcase of craft makers and making in a jam-packed program of 17 short films over 90 minutes (with an interval).
The film-making and story-telling approaches in this year’s short film festival are as varied as the craft disciplines presented. The program includes a wonderful diversity of films from favourites Tjanpi Desert Weavers to a charming survey of craft from Kazakhstan.
Interviews, documentaries, and stop motion animations uncover traditions, skills and consequences in a glorious survey of making – furniture, public art, textiles, baskets, ceramics, glass, jewellery, and more.
You don’t have to be a ‘maker’ to enjoy these films. As the stories are intrinsically about connections, creativity, the power of the hand, tactility and our most basic human instinct to shape materials. Ranging from just 60 seconds to 9 minutes, there’s plenty to inspire.
Purchase tickets online at Cowra Civic Centre Makers Film Festival 2023 Cowra Civic Centre or the Civic Centre Box Office at 104 Darling Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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