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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Gulgong Art Prize 2024 – Unearthed

The Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong 101 Mayne St, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

The Gulgong Arts Council’s annual Art Prize continues in 2024 with a catered opening night and award presentation on Friday 7 June and exhibition open 10-4pm over the Saturday and Sunday of the June long weekend.

Gyan – Songs to Die For

The Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong 101 Mayne St, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

This project arose from all those favourite songs people have requested for their loved ones’ funerals, but ironically it has taken on a life of its own! ARIA award winning artist, GYAN sings for one night only in Gulgong’s heritage Prince of Wales Opera House accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Simon Greaves. Renowned director / choreographer Meryl Tankard AO and visual artist Regis Lansac OAM have come on board to develop the multi-disciplinary theatre performance with the ultimate view to curate a new rare Gyan concept album, called “The Funeral Singer – Songs To Die For”.

$30 – $45


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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