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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Here / Now

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

HERE/NOW is Orange Regional Gallery’s annual community exhibition that presents the work of artists from across the Central West of New South Wales.


David Serisier: Here and There

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

In Here and There, David Serisier presents a selection of large-scale paintings exploring colour and painting as subject. Within these new works, colours are sourced from art, architecture and natural circumstance to be juxtaposed and re-formed through the painting process.

Barney Ellaga: The Last Song Man

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

Barney Ellaga was the ‘Tjungayi’ or cultural policeman for the Alawa people of Central Arnhem Land. In a society with no written records, cultural information was handed down verbally to an appropriate recipient. With his sons predeceasing him and with no one achieving an appropriate level of initiation to receive this information, the line of succession, after many tens of thousands of years, stopped with him.

2024 Festival Preview | Orange Chamber Music Festival

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

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon surrounded by Art and Music. The Festival Preview invites the community to learn more about the features, artists and ensembles of the 2024 Orange Chamber Music Festival (March 7-10, 2024). This event will feature a short performance/screening of Maurice Ravel's Suite Ma mère L'Oye (Mother Goose)in a fascinating arrangement for Saxophone Quartet with animations by Tom Scott.



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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