Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
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Hearts & Minds: Wartime Propaganda

Wed 25 November 2020, - Sun 28 February 2021,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. The Australian War Memorial holds a large collection of wartime posters from government–issued campaign posters to handmade posters protesting the war in Vietnam. Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda introduces this collection, featuring home-front propaganda from the First and Second World Wars.

The Art of Lockdown

Fri 15 January - Wed 3 March

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL. The results of this 'lockdown' will be exhibited for public viewing during January and February and is sure to please the Grenfell community, art supporters and the passing parade of travellers now coming through our regional areas

Ted Lewis

Mon 18 January - Sat 27 February

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Ted experiments with acrylics when seeking to produce vibrancy, and uses oil paints to produce subtleties of light and atmosphere. Ted is one of Australia’s most skilled outback and landscape artists and has received multiple awards for his work.

‘scape – Pop-up Art Exhibition

Thu 28 January - Sun 28 February

BATHURST. ‘scape is a celebration of environment and the human form. Aiming to be a revitalisation of vacant commercial space in the Bathurst CBD.


Sat 30 January - Sun 28 February

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. HERE/NOW is our annual open community exhibition that presents the work of artists from across the Central West of New South Wales. Ranging in medium, scale and subject, the works celebrate the breadth and diversity of the creative spirit of artists in our region

Fly Away with Jonathan Gemmell

Mon 1 February - Sat 27 February

ORANGE. We are seriously excited to welcome you to Jonathan Gemmell's solo exhibition - 'Fly With Me'. An exploration of aerial abstract landscapes, in every colour of Jonathan's heart!

Kay Gorringe and Kel Gleeson Exhibition

Sun 7 February - Sat 6 March

ORANGE. Orange Art Society exhibition featuring local artists Kay Gorringe and Kel Gleeson


Tue 9 February - Tue 30 March

BMEC, BATHURST. Compareo is BMECs new inclusive arts program, providing an exciting opportunity for people with disabilities to explore performance skills

Just Not Australian

Fri 12 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Just Not Australian presents Australian practitioners at the forefront of national debate and practice. Drawing together 20 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, their differing ideas and perspectives on nationhood coexist within this timely thematic show. Showcasing the common sensibilities of satire, larrikinism and resistance so as to present a broad exploration of race, place and belonging, Just Not Australian interrogates what it means to be Australian at this challenging point in time

CONCRETE: art design architecture

Sat 13 February - Sun 21 March

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. This exhibition aims to question our preconceptions of concrete and to consider its functional as well as its expressive, poetic and aesthetic dimensions

Inside This Box: A Group Exhibition

Wed 17 February - Sat 27 February

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. We are replacing our annual 8x10 show with a new exhibition titled Inside This Box. Artists are invited to submit work of any medium or subject matter with measurements that fit within 30x30cm

Rebecca Wilson: The Kate Kelly Collection

Thu 18 February - Sun 21 March

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Rebecca Wilson’s exhibition retells a visual story of events and folklore inspired by the life and times of Kate Kelly, re-interpreted by the artist to include a collection of portraits based on photos discovered by the artist during her in-depth research over the past five years

Friday Night Lights

Fri 19 February 2021, at 12:00 am - Sat 26 March 2072, at 5:00 pm

ORANGE. Heifer Station Wines is proud to continue its support of the NSW live music scene with a summer series of intimate live music shows on Fridays throughout summer

Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite

Sat 20 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Casey's works are both a self-exploration and an homage to the rich and enduring history of Chinese porcelain craft and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Blending childhood nostalgia with long-standing East Asian ceramic traditions, Chen applies his imagery to hand-thrown plates and vases, which are then fused with geometric patterns from traditional craft and contemporary perspectivve

Rebecca Wilson: A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End and Kate Kelly

Sat 20 February - Mon 5 April

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. In 2010, Forbes-born, Hill End-based artist and writer Rebecca Wilson embarked on comprehensive research and a creative journey to reveal the lesser-known stories of the Central West, with a particular focus on the remote town of Hill End.

TAFE Statement – Introduction to Ceramics

Sat 20 February - Sat 13 March

BATHURST. Introduction to Ceramics is about to commence on the Bathurst Campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the foundations of ceramics with Bathurst artist Joel Tonks.   You will explore wheelforming, handforming, glazes and the firing process while developing ideas in ceramics

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