Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to Culture Maps Central NSW.

Inherit: old and new histories Exhibition

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Inherit: old and new histories brings together both familiar and less well-known stories from across the Central West. Exploring the region’s history, the exhibition highlights big events and significant personalities also the lives and experiences of everyday people.


How Cities Work – Exhibition Orange

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres

More than tea and scones

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Celebrating one hundred years of CWA NSW, take a behind-the-scenes look at our local and regional CWA branches to discover the remarkable work, passion and community service performed.

Liam Benson: Hello, good to meet you

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Liam Benson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice incorporates performance, photography, video and textiles. His work is informed by working collaboratively with diverse communities through an ongoing conversation about how culture, sub-culture and identity interrelate and evolve.


Steve Lopes: Encountered

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

a survey exhibition of works from 1997 to 2021, including rarely seen drawings, prints and collages, together with the artist’s diaries and drawing books.



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

Brrrrr winter has arrived!
Rankin Cottage Crafts have been busy bees hand making winter woolies to
keep you and your loved ones warm this winter.

Free entry


Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW

Samantha has created a body of work that shows the emotion of a person in an instant, capturing the source of inspiration in an image.
She has uncovered how valuable is the revelation of the soul and one’s attitude that goes with it.

Peter Larsen – Award Winning Artist

Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, NSW

Peter is an award winning artist, he has painted "Ukrainian Sunflowers" and will donate the sale of the peice to Ukrainian Families

Luke Sciberras: A LIFE IN PRINT

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

Hill End based artist Luke Sciberras has donated 64 prints to the permanent collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, the largest single donation of work ever made to the collection. The artist has also confirmed his intention to donate one print from each series he makes in the future to mark his life’s journey in prints. A selection of the gifted prints and related drawings will be on presented in conjunction with Luke Sciberras: Side of the Sky survey.

Luke Sciberras: Side of the Sky

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

Side of the Sky will focus on Sciberras’ extensive travels, and highlight his connection to Wedderburn, Hill End and the Central West region. The exhibition will also foreground Sciberras’ lesser-known drawing and print practice.


Assemblages and sculptures, prints, photos, videos and live performances tackle our sticky relationship with this useful but monstrous family of materials. The opening event promises to be serious but lots of fun with blessings performed by the witty and unapologetic Sisters of Perpetual PlastIx, a Ukulele performance of “Plastic in the House” with community participation from the Kandos Ukulele Group, Washing Up! (you can clean up after yourselves rather than chuck your trash in a bin and walk away), Be blessed! and Bell Ringing.

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Australian Art

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

We are a small, independently run space located in the thriving regional community of Orange in NSW. We exhibit a diverse range of emerging and well-established artists specialising in a great variety of mediums.
Shop our full collection online: Wall Works, Ceramics and Sculptures.

A City for Kids, SPARKE Project

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

This joyful art-making and environmental education project was developed with our friends @orangeregionalmuseum and hundreds of school children and their teachers through the SPARKE network of local public primary schools.

Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Cowra Regional Art Gallery 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The exhibition showcases the finalists’ artworks across a broad range of media that acknowledges the foundational principals of drawing, while also encouraging challenging and expansive approaches to drawing



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

During this hands-on course you’ll learn the fundamental skills required to carry out basic welding techniques using electric arc welders.


Weekly Babies Music Class

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

This class is the ideal place for babies aged 0-2 to begin learning the joy of music in a fun and dynamic environment.


Thursday Storytime – Orange Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Storytime at Orange City Library is lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.


NAIDOC Week Event Bathurst

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth


JESS JENNINGS – Branded & The Power of Flour

The Victoria, Bathurst 3 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

Join BooksPlus at The Vic to launch two new books - Branded & The Power of Flour by Paul Ashton, John McCorquodale & Jess Jennings.
On Thursday 30th June, Jess Jennings will be facilitating a panel discussion with Paul and John to launch their fantastic new books. The panel will be happy to answer any questions from the milling crowd. After the event, stick around for dinner and a drink.


Developing Your Creative Arty Self- with Karen Ritchie

Marramarra Makerspace Studio, Parkes Shire council Parkes Library, Bogan St, Parkes, NSW

Develop your creative, arty self by coming along for one, two or all eight sessions. These sessions are for those who have some experience in being creative and wish to explore and develop their art in a safe and supportive environment. An experienced tutor will be on hand to guide you in your art expression.

The Comedy of Errors – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

Potter-Fest at Orange City Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter with magic-themed activities for Primary School-aged kids and adults at Orange City Library.

Pottery Exhibition by Potty Potters Pantry

Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, NSW

Cowra Japanese Gardens will have on display Troy Jones from Potty Potters Pantry.


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.

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