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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Youth Crafternoon at Kandos Library

Kandos Library 44 Angus Avenue, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Join an afternoon of various crafting activities with other youth at Kandos.

New and funky, or old school and traditional; each session will bring something different, and something for everyone.

Free

Pencil Sketch @home mail out kit – Summer Holidays – Jan 2024

Can't make it to one of our events! Then grab a mystery mail out kit for the summer holidays. Kits are limited.
Can’t make it to one of our in person activities these holidays?
Want something creative to keep you busy in the summer holidays?
Why not try your hand at sketching, let us send you some materials and ides to get you started.

Art & Photography Competition- TENSION Theme – email entry (12-24yrs)

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Enter your original artworks in our TENSION themed competition. Artworks may be a photo, a photo collage, a drawing, a painting or other artwork. If submitting an artwork or collage take 1-2 pictures for submission. Any photographs must not contain any recognisable human faces (this is to do with publishing permissions). Entrants must be aged 12-24. Maximum of 2 entries per person across both this and the summer writing competition.

Writing Competition- AUSSIE SUMMER Theme – email entry (12-24yrs)

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Enter your original short story, poem or other creative writing piece in our AUSSIE SUMMER themed competition. Entrants must be aged 12-24. Maximum of 2 entries per person across both this and the summer writing competition.

Christmas Makers Workshop @ Mudgee-

Mudgee Arts Precinct Workshops 2-6 Douro St, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

From button making to Christmas baubles or banners, join us for the afternoon to get creative!

Tie Dye @ Rylstone

Rylstone Memorial Hall 73 Louee Street, Rylstone NSW, Rylstone, NSW, Australia

Tie dye a shirt for Christmas Day!
Brighten up your look with your very own tie dye creations.

Level Up

Mudgee Library - Event Zone 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Gamers Wanted!

Wooden Wall Hanging- Cricut Craft @ Gulgong

Gulgong Memorial Hall 112 Herbet St, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

Create a wooden wall hanging for yourself, a Christmas decoration or a gift. Create your hanging using Cricut Maker
Create a wooden wall hanging for yourself, a Christmas decoration or a gift. Design your hanging using Cricut Maker Software and then watch it take form right in front of your eyes!

Watercolour Markers @home mail out kit

Can't make it to one of our events! Then grab a mystery mail out kit for the summer holidays. Kits are limited.
Can’t make it to one of our in person activities these holidays?

Mega Games & Coloured Water Battles @ Gulgong

Billy Dunn Oval- behind adventure park 7-19 Nandoura St, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

Cool off with summertime water battles! Grab a white shirt and let your friends take aim.
Cool off with summertime water battles!

Long Crafternoon with Cricut @ Kandos

Kandos Community Hall 44 Angus Avenue, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Come along to an extended crafternoon at Kandos where we will have two Cricut Makers to create your own masterpiece!
A fun afternoon of craft exploring digital creativity and production techniques. Design an online artwork before transposing it onto an item of your choosing using a Cricut Maker. All materials supplied.

Origami Workshop @ Mudgee

Mudgee Arts Precinct Workshops 2-6 Douro St, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join Asako from Japan, as she teaches the practical art of origami

Origami Workshop @ Gulgong

Gulgong Memorial Hall 112 Herbet St, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

Join Asako from Japan, as she teaches the practical art of origami

Level Up

Mudgee Library - Event Zone 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Gamers Wanted!

Character Design for Animation Workshop

Mudgee Arts Precinct 90 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Learn the process of character design and illustration for animation with internationally renowned and award-winning animator Dwayne Labbe

VR & Mobile Games Theatre @Mudgee

Mudgee Arts Precinct Workshops 2-6 Douro St, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join the Games2U crew and immerse yourself in their state-of-the -art Mobile Games Theatre and Virtual Reality (VR) experience

VR & Mobile Games Theatre @ Kandos

Kandos Community Hall 44 Angus Avenue, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Join the Games2U crew and immerse yourself in their state-of-the -art Mobile Games Theatre and Virtual Reality (VR) experience

 

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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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