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 Uncooperative

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

The Uncooperative is returning! Cementa has a whole new program for young people aged 13 to 19 years old in Kandos and surrounds.

Each week, an awesome Cementa artist will show you how to make cool stuff, you’ll get FREE afternoon tea and a FREE ride home.

Exhibition: ‘Disguised’

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Wayout Artspace will hold the opening of "Disguised" - an exhibition of photographs from Cementa's recent Cosplay and Ghost workshops for Young People.

Cementa “Staying Alive” Cosplay Holiday Workshop

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

A FREE fun-filled 3 day workshop for young people (13-19 years) at WAYOUT ARTSPACE!

Get ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of cosplay - just in time for Ironfest at The Foundations in Portland!


Aboriginal Art Activities

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Come make some Aboriginal art, have a yarn and enjoy a yummy lunch with our artists. 

Ages 9-18. 

Stencil Street Art Workshop

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Do you love street art? Join local mural experts Maddison Gibbs and Jason Wing to learn the basics on stencil street art and hand painted murals. If all goes to plan, we'll give Wayout an Uncooperative Cementa style facelift!

If you're 13-19 years old, it's all happening for you at Wayout Art Space where you'll get FREE afternoon tea and a FREE bus ride home. This #Cementa program is coordinated in partnership with Mid-Western Regional Council's Youth Services Program. Photos by Jason Wing.

Event Series Close To Hand

Close At Hand

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Close At Hand brings together a group of artists spanning multiple and diverse disciplines, but who are united by their approach of working by hand. For these artists it is essential to be in touch with the language of materials that they work with and the tools that they extend themselves through. This is an exhibition not just of finished objects, but also of the artists' inspirations, process and techniques, tools and sketches to explore the slow, careful and deliberate attention - time taken to produce each work.


Unlock the World of Virtual Reality and Gaming!

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Join Cementa’s 5-day immersive workshop designed exclusively for young tech enthusiasts (13-19 years old)!  Dive into the exciting realms of VR creation and game development. Learn from industry expert and artist Dr Josh Harle, explore cutting-edge technologies, and unleash your creativity. Whether you’re a budding game designer or simply curious about the magic behind virtual worlds, this workshop is your gateway to endless possibilities!



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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