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: ‘A Likeneness’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Christian Thompson’s large-scale self-portraits mask his personal identity to foreground Indigenous cultural identity and connections to Country. Salvatore Zofrea’s tender portrait draws on his memory of his late father in a large diptych, seated both within and outside a room, evoking his fugitive state. While a small circular painting by Judy Cassab presents an intimate portrait of fellow artist and friend Nora Heysen.

Ranging from 1938 to the present, through photography, works on paper and painting, these diverse portraits draw us into the lives and stories of their subjects, and invite us to explore what it is that creates a sense of likeness.

Collection Highlights and Recent Acquisitions

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Recent additions presented in this exhibition include works by Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Catherine O’Donnell, Anna Kristensen, Steve Lopes, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Enid Cambridge, Justin O’Brien, Kevin Connor, Margaret Loy Pula, Tom Polo, Mavis Ngallametta, Tim Storrier and Aida Tomescu. These are shown alongside collection highlights.

Exhibition: ‘A Maker’s Collection’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Drawn from the collection of ceramicist Greg Daly, A Maker’s Collection is a rich display of ceramics collected throughout Daly’s life, beginning in 1972 at the age of 18 with a platter by HR Hughan.

A select display from his vast collection the works span centuries, from 12th century Sung ceramics, 18th century French lustre work to contemporary ceramics from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, and New Zealand.

Exhibition: ‘The Wattle Room Chapter 11 oysters and buttered bread’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Genevieve Carroll lives in Hill End, NSW, surrounded by the Australian bush. In this remote environment she imagines inner worlds that traverse the ranges of her life. The Wattle Room Chapter 11 oysters and buttered bread is the next iteration of her diaristic notations on life. Working across textiles, sculpture, painting, and poetry, she is drawn to absurdity to find humour in the fluctuations of life.

Greg and John Daly: In Conversation

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Please join in for a conversation between Greg and John Daly in response to the exhibition, 'A Maker's Collection'.

Focusing on developments and changes in Australian ceramics over the last 50 years this discussion will cover approaches in technique, making, firing and the market. Greg and John will also discuss the history of Greg's collection, its themes and what motivates a maker to collect.

 

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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