Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here

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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Tue 1 January 2019, - Thu 31 December 2020,

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

Around the Clock: Bathurst 12 & 24-Hour Endurance Racers

Mon January 27 - Mon April 13

BATHURST. This special exhibition will feature a number of Bathurst 12-Hour and 24-Hour racing cars, as well as memorabilia and other objects from the history of these races
at Mount Panorama since the early 1990s.

Transports of Delight

Sun February 23 - Tue May 12

BATHURST DISTRICT HISTORICAL MUSEUM. The Historical Society Museum will be having a display of luggage and travel accessories during Autumn Colours. Come and have a look at a magnificent Louis Vuitton travelling trunk, suitcases that have been everywhere, handbags and more

Our Changing Landscape – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri February 28 - Thu April 9

GRENFELL. Ted Lewis and William (Bill) O’Shea are both highly recognised Australian artists and are well known for their love of the Australian landscape.

Installing Small Abstracts from the Collection of David & Gillian Serisier – Gallery CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Sat March 21 - Sun May 3

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Curated by accomplished abstract painter, David Serisier from his and Gillian’s collection, the exhibition will include a selection of bold and colorful paintings, prints and drawings by Australian and international emerging and established artists.

Orange is the New Black – Now online exhibition

Sun March 22 - Sat May 9

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK by Gina FISHMAN and Amanda KETTERER.

As Far As The Eye Can See – Gallery CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Sun March 22 - Sun April 26

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. Through the work of 22 Australian artists, this exhibition celebrates the contemporary topography of both landscape and printmaking.

CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri March 27 - Sun May 10

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. This major exhibition is exploring the innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.

Orange F.O.O.D Week – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri March 27 - Sun April 5

ORANGE. The 10 day community festival celebrates the Orange region’s diverse and high quality food and wine.

JURGIS MIKSEVICIUS: In the Light of the Sun and Shadow of the Moon – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri March 27 - Sun May 10

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Lithuanian born artist Jurgis Miksevicius (1923-2014) immigrated to Australia in 1948. The exhibition will chart Miksevicius’ displacement from war torn Europe, his time at Bathurst Migrant Camp, the development of his practice with particular focus on the region and conclude with a selection of landscapes and a series of his more introspective/philosophical moon paintings.

Capturing Nature: Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857 – 1893 – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Sat March 28 - Sun July 19

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Australia’s earliest scientific photographs are revealed in a new exhibition, Capturing Nature.

Bathurst Art Retreat 2020

Wed April 1 - Sun April 5

BATHURST. Join us for a weekend retreat, where you will be inspired to create your own masterpiece. Surrounded by 250 acres of breathtaking native flora and fauna, the private property borders the Macquarie River and provides a variety of dramatic settings for both budding and established artists.

F.O.O.D. Week Group Exhibition – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 – ALL NOW ONLINE

Wed April 1 - Sun April 12

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. To celebrate the annual Orange F.O.O.D. Week Festival we've put together a group exhibition of Corner Store Gallery alumni from the local area. 

Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project 2020: Gallery closes

Wed April 1 - Mon November 30

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Construction will take place over the 2020 calendar year with the Gallery closed from April to November.

Hands on Clay

Fri April 3 - Mon April 27

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. A group exhibition showcasing a collection of masters in their field in this dynamic and thought provoking show.

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