Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Orange Regional Gallery

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.

Liam Benson: Hello, good to meet you

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
Liam Benson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice incorporates performance, photography, video and textiles. His work is informed by working collaboratively with diverse communities through an ongoing conversation about how culture, sub-culture and identity interrelate and evolve.

FREE

Steve Lopes: Encountered

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY.
a survey exhibition of works from 1997 to 2021, including rarely seen drawings, prints and collages, together with the artist’s diaries and drawing books.

FREE

Wearable rainbows with Karen Golland – School Holiday Workshop

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Join artist educator Karen Golland in this playful workshop inspired by Liam Benson’s interactive installation 'Hello, good to meet you'.
Using a variety of recycled fabrics in a rainbow of colours young artists will create their own costumes inspired by swishy horse tails and fabulous flowing manes.
This workshop includes a visit to Liam Benson’s interactive installation Hello, good to meet you.

$20
Recurring

Family Tour of How Cities Work

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

A Mystery Bag challenge for budding engineers!
Use your problem solving skills to invent a mini machine that will make our cities in the future an amazing place to live.

Dream horses with Jaq Davies – School Holiday Workshop

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Create the horse (or unicorn) of your dreams in this mixed media workshop with artist educator Jaq Davies.
Young artists will use a range of drawing materials and our collection of colourful yarn, ribbons and threads to create their very own dream horse (or unicorn).

$20

Draw your feelings with Heather Vallance – School Holiday Workshop

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Explore touch, sound and movement in this experimental drawing workshop inspired by Liam Benson's 'hello, good to meet you'
Artist educator Heather Vallance will guide young artists through a series of drawing experiments that focus on some of our own animal friends and how they feel, sound and move.
This workshop includes a visit to Liam Benson’s interactive installation Hello, good to meet you.

$20

Drop-in and Play Session with artist Liam Benson

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Make a drawing, share a story, dance, stretch, relax and play in this free drop in session with the artist.
Families are invited to this special school holiday drop-in session with artist Liam Benson in his interactive installation hello, good to meet you.

FREE

Artist Talk – Catherine O’Donnell

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY
Join Catherine O'Donnell and exhibition curator Lucy Stranger in conversation prior to the opening of 'Beyond the Shadow'.
Beyond the Shadow is a survey exhibition of Catherine O’Donnell’s practice over the last decade.

MCA Break Program

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Please note that you need to be available for all four days of this workshop to apply. 
The Museum of Contemporary Art is coming to Orange to run a multi-day creative art making workshop. Across four days participants will meet and work alongside practicing artists, unpack contemporary art, and play with mediums and methods. Whether you love to sketch, take snaps on your phone, or cut-and-paste poetry, you’re welcome to come along, expand your creative processes, build skills, and find new ways to express yourself.

Material Measure: Examining the changing environment of the Central West of NSW

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Across painting, drawing, installation, performance and video work, the artists examine how art can connect to a place in concept, materiality and aesthetic. And how it can enable us to reimagine and understand the natural environment in the Central West of New South Wales.

Free entry

 

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 artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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