Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Arts OutWest

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.

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.


While the World Waits: In Conversation with Arts OutWest

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Arts OutWest’s executive director Kylie Shead will introduce Arts OutWest, our services and program.
A panel including artist Christine McMillan, musicians Smith & Jones, Arts OutWest music industry officer Patrick Coomey and artist and curator Steven Cavanagh will discuss the exhibition and the music that inspired the show.
This will be followed by an informal meet-and-greet with some of the Arts OutWest staff.


Live & Kicking: Robbie Mortimer

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW

A born story teller Robbie released his second album “200 years too Late” which upon release climbed into the Top 10 of the ITunes Pop Charts and received glowing critical response with Sam Bolt from The Western Advocate describing it as “200 Years Too Late explores the extremes of love and loss, as well as the power struggle between dreams and reality, and there's only one word for Mortimer's efforts: incredible”.


Live & Kicking: Nerida Cuddy

GANG GANG Gallery, Lithgow 206 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW

Nerida is a songwriter whose songs have been connecting with people from all walks of life for over 25 years. Her stories-in-song are a well-balanced mix of bittersweet tales of life with tasty lashings of humour, generous and fun. Detailed guitar accompany her warm & passionate voice.

While the World Waits Exhibition (Canowindra)

Canowindra Arts Gallery 70a Gaskill Street, Canowindra, NSW

While the World Waits touring exhibition is heading to Canowindra for the fifth leg of a 12 month tour.


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

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events.