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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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: Exalt

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

Through expansive painting and installation Sophia Lee Georgas explores the spatial and ephemeral qualities of religious architecture, and material representations of utopia in art and religion.


Exhibition: ‘Crying’ by Kuba Dorabialski

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

What does it mean to be homesick on colonised land? Kuba Dorabialski’s Crying is an exhibition of photographs, sculpture, and video that explores themes of unabashed emotion, romantic love, geographic and cultural displacement, and starlings, an invasive bird species introduced into Australia in the 19th century.


Music in Colour

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

Art and music linked, each elevating the other.
Welcome to Music in Colour!
Music in Colour is a fundraising collaboration between the Friends of the Orange Regional Gallery, Orange Regional Conservatorium and Orange Regional Gallery.
In this, the first concert, musicians from the Conservatorium will perform works that creatively respond to the current exhibition, Kuba Dorabialski: Crying.


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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