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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Exhibition: ‘Guwayu – For All Time’

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

This powerful exhibition of First Nations artists illuminates and honours the past we have inherited and looks to the future we will leave behind.

Guwayu: for all time will showcase the meta-temporal nature of Australia’s history where the past, present and future exist together.


Cementa Friendship Exhibition

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

Cementa Friendship is an exhibition that celebrates ten years of Cementa ahead of its next festival from 19 – 22 September.

This exhibition will explore and celebrate the journey and evolution of Cementa from the uncertainty and provocation of the first festival to the firm establishment of a unique model of collaboration and engagement that has broadened the horizon of art making for both artists and audiences.

MAP Portrait Exhibition

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

Receiving over 400 entries in 2022 and 84 finalists exhibited, almost half the finalists came from within the Mid-Western Region, representative of the high calibre of artistic talent found in our local community. Furthermore, over 1200 people visited the gallery across its three-month exhibition period, making it one of Mudgee Arts Precincts’ most popular exhibitions. 


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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