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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The Foundations Portland 36 Williwa Street, Portland, NSW, Australia

Discover new ways to experience place during this FREE open rehearsal at the Foundations in Portland NSW. Artists, vocalists and performers have spent the month of September searching for the voice of The Foundations and invite you to a metaphysical experience that echoes the history, materiality and future of this extraordinary site.
Co-creators Gabrielle Bates, Wiradjuri Dabee Elder Peter Swain, WeiZen Ho, Michael Petchkovsky, Voices from the Vacant Lot and Eclectica Choir wish to acknowledge and pay respect to the Wiradjuri People on whose land this work is produced. Thanks also to the team at The Foundations in Portland for generously providing access to their buildings and residency space for this project.

Steam Fair

The Foundations Portland 36 Williwa Street, Portland, NSW, Australia

The STEAM Fair will showcase all things STEAM, with workshops, exhibitions, performances, tours, talks and information on job and study options that will launch the next generation of thinkers, dreamers and inventors into the future!


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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