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.

It’s free to submit your local events

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Artist Open Studios Orange

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

Welcome to Artist Open Studios, a brand new arts trail of the Orange region in NSW. A perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in our artistic community while exploring and discovering your new favourite artist.


Simon Palmer Online Exhibition


“What I Thought I Saw” Embodies a series of abstract landscape paintings that have their genesis as depictions of real locations – which after the initial base-painting, are transformed by artistic whim – by emotive alteration of topography, forms and colours – to show a more idealised impression of places that are as much imaginary as they are factual.

Zoe Sernack Online Exhibition


Sydney based artist, Zoe Sernack has produced 5 new works for us that reflect forms of nature above and below the surface. Using a soft and delicate colour palette, Zoe not only paints but carves into the timber boards to really capture the flow and pulse of the Australian landscape.

Event Series Abstract Watercolour Workshop

Abstract Watercolour Workshop

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

Join Gallery Director and abstract artist Madeline Young this Mother’s Day for a relaxing 3 hour workshop of abstract watercolour painting.

This workshop is designed to be a stress-free session of learning and experimentation for beginners as well as those who have some experience.


Nell Symonds Online Exhibition


Through exploring dramatic tonal contrasts and examining the balance between light and shade, Nell Symonds creates dynamic still life portrayals. Composed of assorted potteries, summery lemons and curvaceous pears and pomegranates, her subjects are often selected for their shapely proportions, intrinsic colour variations, luminosity and ability to cast compelling shadows.


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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