Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Events

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.

Free

How Cities Work – Exhibition Orange

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE.
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

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM
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

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
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.

FREE

Steve Lopes: Encountered

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
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.

FREE

SAMANTHA CORONEL

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

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY ORANGE.
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.

Luke Sciberras: A LIFE IN PRINT

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

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST.
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

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST.
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.

PLASTIC FREE KANDOS

WAYOUT ARTSPACE KANDOS
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.

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

FREE

Margaret Roberts Polygon Landscapes

Kandos Projects 18 Angus Avenue, Kandos, NSW

Polygon Landscapes invites the identification of local Kandos buildings from sculptural forms exhibited in the windows. These 'facsimiles of evidence' can be matched against photographic charts provided of the original structures.

Free

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.

Mudgee Town Hall Cinema

Mudgee Town Hall 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Mudgee Town Hall Cinema screenings are usually held on the first weekend of the month.

Art4Fest

t.arts Gallery, Bathurst 47 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

.arts Gallery is excited to present the Art4Fest exhibition which brings together the works of 4 very talented local artists during the Bathurst Winter Festival. The exhibition will showcase the works of James Lyle, Spencer Calveley, Karolyn Graham and Stephen 'Sven" Rogers. Such a variety of styles and influences - the show will be a feast for the eyes!

FREE

MATING DANCE: Anna-Wili Highfield

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Mudgee Arts Precinct is delighted to present Mating Dance by Anna-Wili Highfield, an installation of courtship formations. The sculptures are an homage to the brolga – Australia's principal dancing bird. Suspended like marionettes, the birds are sewn from waxed cotton and have stopped mid-ballet, in a gesture of call, response and mimicry.
Composer and musician Bree Van Reyk has created an accompanying sound piece which will intermittently join the dancing birds with instrumentals inspired by the brolga’s bold trumpeting.

FREE

NGUMBAAY GALANG One Belonging

Bathurst Library Forecourt Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

Ngumbaay Galang (One Belonging) is a two year portrait project commissioned by the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Lands Council to celebrate the cultural connections of the Bathurst Aboriginal
and Torres Stait Islander community. 

FREE

While the World Waits Exhibition (Mudgee)

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

While the World Waits touring exhibition is packed up and heading to Lithgow for the third leg of a 12 month tour. See this extra ordinary regional exhibition of contemporary art.

FREE

2022 Bathurst Winter Festival

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

Celebrate the magic of winter at the annual 16-day festival. See stunning light shows as buildings of Bathurst come alive with colour and sound, enjoy boutique food events with local wines and craft ales, plus an outdoor ice skating rink, carnival rides, live music and so much more!

Nhadhu Wiradjuri Yinna- Nyree Reynolds- A Retrospective

Platform Arts Hub: Blayney Railway Station Blayney Railway Station, Blayney, NSW

We warmly invite you to the opening of Nhadhu Wiradjuri Yinna, Nyree Reynolds’ Retrospective exhibition, opening on Saturday, 2 July from 2pm.
The Opening will be presented by Nyree Reynolds and featuring the voices of the Wula Gurray - Voice of Change Choir, a youth Wiradjuri choir from the Orange Conservatorium of Music

Woven Together II

Gallery 47 Rylstone 47 Louee St, Rylstone, NSW

Four weavers explore traditional basketry techniques with a contemporary twist.

Chifely Home and Education Centre Re-opening

Chifley Home Busby St, Bathurst, NSW

Chifley Home has been closed since March 2020, and during this time Council has taken the opportunity to conduct conservation work and improvements to the facility.
New interpretative signage will tell the stories of Prime Minister and Locomotive Driver, Ben Chifley, and his wife Elizabeth.

 

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. 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

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