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WEST OF CENTRAL Exhibition Opening + Winter Festival Launch

Fri 30 June at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get ready to kick off Winter Festival with a bang at our Exhibition Opening night filled with art, live music, and festivities!

Exhibition Opening & Winter Festival Launch

FREE Community Event

Join us for an exciting evening of art and entertainment at the opening of our new flagship exhibition West of Central.

Be the first to experience our latest exhibition and enjoy the festive atmosphere as we kick-off Winter Festival 2023. There will be live music, performance art, food, and drinks to keep you entertained throughout the evening. Meet and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts and take in the stunning works on display.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Come and celebrate the Exhibition Opening & Winter Festival Launch with us.

About the Exhibition

1 July – 27 August 2023

This exhibition showcases the work of 17 regionally based artists who choose to make work on Wiradjuri Country in the Central Tablelands of NSW. Home to an increasing cohort of contemporary artists and creatives seeking connection, respite, and balance, regional Australia is a place where artists have space to create, experiment, respond and challenge.

From the Blue Mountains to Mudgee, Bathurst to Hill End and their surrounds, West of Central featured artists include Aleshia Lonsdale, Anne Graham, Bill Moseley, Blak Douglas, Caitlin Graham, Georgina Pollard, Genevieve Carroll, Dan Kojta, Jason Wing, Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, June Golland, Karla Dickens, Leo Cremonese, Maddison Gibbs, Nicole Welch, and Vicky Browne.

Image: Anne Graham, ‘The Gardens of Stone’ (detail), 2021, recycled, felted, dyed woollen fabric, mild steel stands, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and MAISWRIGHT Gallery. Photo: Traianos Pakioufakis.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
Visual arts


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

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