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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Afternoon Tea Delight

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

Bring in a good luck for the spirit of the Clay Gulgong Festival by creating your own mini food fortune air-clay lantern with Jayanto Tan.

Be inspired by the textures, shapes and designs of works in our ceramics exhibition and feel the light by making and constructing a lantern made of air-clay and bamboo.

These air-clay lanterns can be used for home or garden decorations that make your house shine.

$75

Washi Tape Creations

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

Learn about the endless uses for washi tape and see what you can create in this holiday art workshop.  Students will design a notebook, pencil and relief artwork.

A creative thinking art workshop that teaches students to stretch the parameters of simple art tools and tape.

$35

Turning Origami Head

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

During this holiday art workshop student will create a moving head sculpture with 4 different sides.  Each side with have a different expression or personality.  Learn how to fold origami faces and design a fun moving head sculpture.  Learn about origami, story telling through artworks and craft construction. Each student will create one head sculpture.

$35

Dragon Magic

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

At this holiday art workshops, students will draw and paint dragons. Explore drawing a detailed dragon eye with pastels, paint a watercolour dragon and draw with charcoal. A workshop that explores composition, colour and fine art techniques to make your art pop!

$35

Repurposed Frame Art

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

During this holiday art workshop students will explore the world of repurposing materials to revitalise their use. 

A multimedia workshop that opens up the creative mind to give that old piece of “rubbish” a second chance at been useful.

$35

Printing from Clay Plates Workshop

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

Explore the natural and man made environment from clay plates embossed with objects to create prints onto fabric, paper and create plaster plaques.

$150.00
Event Series Mindful Art Kintsugi Workshop

Mindful Art Kintsugi Workshop

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

During the Hands On Clay 24 exhibition in Gang Gang gallery we are hosting an art of Kintsugi,  unique ceramic mending workshop.

Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold dust based on the philosophy of Wabi Sabi finding beauty in imperfection.
The process transforms much loved, worn items into a beautifully crafted, new piece of art. It is a chance to live a more sustainable way and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded.

Hands on Clay 24

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

13 Master Potters and Ceramicists display their works in our 4th year of Hands on Clay

Random Weaving Workshop

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

Join the girls from Branching Out Designs and spend a day in the beautiful Gang Gang Gallery wrangling vines, twigs and leaves into a basket.

In this workshop you will learn a number of random weaving techniques as well as how to harvest and prepare a range of natural materials. 

The Magic of Acrylics

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

Acrylics are exciting, expressive, variable, and magic! This workshop will introduce you to the technical side of acrylics. With the basics under your brush, you will know what went wrong and how to fix It.
Joy will show how she achieves the various techniques she uses in her artworks. Some you may already know, but others will be new to you.

$110

The Magic of Acrylics Workshop

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

This workshop will introduce you to the technical side of acrylics. With the basics under your brush, you will know what went wrong and how to fix it. 

Joy will show how she achieves the various techniques she uses in her artworks. Some you may already know, but others will be new to you. 

This workshop will build your confidence in your materials and expand your abilities and freedom to express yourself fully. 

$110

What a Relief – Lino Block Printing

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

In this workshop you will learn how to:

- create & transfer a design onto a lino block
- explore a range of techniques
- carve your design; &
- print your creation

$150.00

Director’s Collection

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

Fine art works created by talented artists in this exhibition. 

 

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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