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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Event Series Abstract Watercolour Workshop

Abstract Watercolour Workshop

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Gallery Director and abstract artist Madeline Young this Mother’s Day for a relaxing 3 hour workshop of abstract watercolour painting.

This workshop is designed to be a stress-free session of learning and experimentation for beginners as well as those who have some experience.

$120

Pippita Bennett – Following the Needle Exhibition

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Pippita Bennett creates stitched landscapes of places lived in and visited. Her home on Dharug and Gundungurra country is the source of her practice; she uses leaves, bark and flowers from her surrounds and the wild places she travels to dye the threads and textiles she works with, gathering extra inspiration from thrifted materials.

Amanda Holman – Solo Exhibition

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Amanda forever seeks to create artworks which capture the beauty and tranquility of the local landscapes. Her artworks arise out of a love for the natural environment and a desire to portray the subtle complexities of the colours and tones uniquely produced by the Australian sunlight.

Artist Open Studios Orange

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Welcome to Artist Open Studios, a brand new arts trail of the Orange region in NSW. A perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in our artistic community while exploring and discovering your new favourite artist.

Free

Andrea Hopgood – Blur

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Andrea is a prolific artist who is represented by various Galleries within Australia and collections worldwide. She creates work that observe the ordinary, but celebrate the beauty within.
Andrea presents us with a collection of work that invites us to emerge from the blur of the last few years and find some clarity in the future. Using the landscape as reference, “Blur” envelopes the viewer in a haze that evokes comfort and hope.

Free

Diltjipuy, Retjapuy Ga Rangipuy (It Comes From the Bush)

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

A group exhibition by the artists of Bula'bula Arts based in Ramingining, NT. 

From fibre art to paintings depicting traditional stories—internationally renowned Bula’bula Arts supports 150 artist members from Ramingining and its surrounding outstations. Artists receive 60% of the retail sales price of the artwork, with the remainder used for all operational costs. Our arts centre is an iconic tropical elevation style building in the heart of the Ramingining community in Central Arnhem Land, 400 kilometres east of Darwin.

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Gallery Director and fibre art enthusiast Madeline Young for a fun and stress-free evening of craft.

This class is aimed at beginners and is designed to be a relaxing introduction to the art of macrame. We’ll be making a simple plant hanger using a variety of versatile macrame knots.

This class is aimed at beginners and is suitable for children over the age of 12.

$80.00

Abstract Watercolour Workshop

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Gallery Director and abstract artist Madeline Young for a relaxing 3 hour workshop of abstract watercolour painting.

This workshop is designed to be a stress-free session of learning and experimentation for beginners as well as those who have some experience.

Join with like minded people in an inspiring and intimate setting and take some time out for yourself. Kids over the age of 12 welcome!

$120.00

Inside This Box Art Prize

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The extremely popular Group Show INSIDE THIS BOX is back for another year and this time they've turned it into a prize. 

Thanks to Rowlee Wines in Orange, there will be two prizes up for grabs: the overall winner, selected by Gallery Director Madeline Young, will receive $1000 in cash sponsored by Rowlee Wines. There will also be a People’s Choice Award with voters choosing their favourite work.

 

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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