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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Collection Highlights and Recent Acquisitions

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Recent additions presented in this exhibition include works by Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Catherine O’Donnell, Anna Kristensen, Steve Lopes, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Enid Cambridge, Justin O’Brien, Kevin Connor, Margaret Loy Pula, Tom Polo, Mavis Ngallametta, Tim Storrier and Aida Tomescu. These are shown alongside collection highlights.

Inherit: old and new histories

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Inherit: old and new histories bring together both familiar and less well-known stories from across the Central West.

Exploring the region’s history, the exhibition highlights big events and significant personalities, as well as the lives and experiences of everyday people.

Told through more than 100 objects, these are the stories that have shaped the region's past and present.

Sculpture Down the Lachlan

Sculpture Down the Lachlan is a permanent, inland public art trail stretching 100 kilometres between Forbes and Condobolin, along the meandering Lachlan River.  Featuring twenty sculptures by some of Australia’s leading creatives. Sculpture Down the Lachlan | Forbes

Orange 412: A history of our local fire brigade

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Formed in 1869 after a terrible fire gutted the Nelson Bros warehouse on Byng Street, the Orange Volunteer Fire Brigade – today known as Orange 412 – has a long tradition of serving the community and saving lives.

Join us for a hands-on exploration of the fascinating history of our local fire brigade. This family-friendly exhibition includes kids’ dress-ups, playful storytelling, and an interactive fire truck, alongside stunning images and historical firefighting equipment.

Exhibition: ‘Flux’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

FLUX, Euan Macleod presents a series of recent en plain air paintings made on Haupapa Tasman Glacier in New Zealand’s South Island, alongside a suite of studio works whose grand scale emulates their site of inspiration.

FLUX also includes 200 works from an ongoing series Macleod has made of his friend Geoff Dixon. The portraits, created almost daily over the FaceTime app, began in 2021 during Covid lockdowns as a way of maintaining a connection with Geoff, who had recently lost his partner.

Greetings from Orange

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

For more than a century, Orange has offered travellers and holidaymakers a refreshing alternative to a coastal escape.

Take a look at the colourful history of our local tourist travel, accommodation, hospitality, and leisure offerings, as well as the development of regional promotion.

Youth Hub Term 1 Activities

Orange Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Orange Youth Hub is open Tuesday to Thursday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm and Friday afternoons from 4pm to 7pm during term 1.

Young people aged 12 to 24 years are invited to drop in and join a range of activities.


Exhibition: ‘Living on the Land’ by Sue Hodge and David Brown

Grenfell Art Gallery 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW, Australia

David and Sue grew up as best friends in the Grenfell area and feel privileged and excited to combine their talents and present to you this Exhibition.

It is hoped that all who view it will come away with a deeper appreciation for Living on the Land.


Exhibition: ‘Make Believe (Once upon a Time in Waspasia)’

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Victor Gordon poses uneasy questions about the concept of a ‘lucky country’ and delves into a wide range of social issues.

Gordon draws inspiration from personal experiences and the social and political undercurrents from the past and present. As a socially engaged artist he opposes nationalism with a focus on social justice.

Exhibition: ‘Bloom’

The Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW, Australia

BLOOM: a state or time of beauty, freshness and vigor.

Enjoy the creative floral work of Larissa BLAKE, Mary Ann MEIN, Rhonda CAMPBELL, Jamila HUME, Roslyn CRAIG, Loretta BLAKE and Helena McCONOCHIE.

Exhibition: ‘Guwayu – For All Time’

Mudgee Arts Precinct 90 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

This powerful exhibition of First Nations artists illuminates and honours the past we have inherited and looks to the future we will leave behind.

Guwayu: for all time will showcase the meta-temporal nature of Australia’s history where the past, present and future exist together.


Group Exhibition at Dirty Janes

Dirty Janes 98 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Corner Store Gallery has just opened a second exhibition space at the brand new Dirty Janes in Orange.

You can explore an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furniture, retro collectibles, books, art, records, toys, jewellery, clothing, and so much more all in one place.

Season One: Terrestrial

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) announces the launch of our inaugural Seasons program, with Season One: Terrestrial.
A world of wonder, magic, and leaps of imagination may be just what it takes to understand the past and reimagine the future. Artists of Season One: Terrestrial explore the terrestrial plane of our planet through the lenses of history, consumer culture, science fiction and fabulism, taking us on a larger-than-life journey through familiar and unfamiliar landscapes. Time fades as we are silenced for a moment to ponder, what do we know about our natural world and how is it that we came to know it?


Exhibition: ‘A Love Affair with Line’

little magpie gallery 53 Kendal Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

The magic and mystery of line. Sweeping lines, getting lost in the minutiae, quick energetic or measured and slow. So much to love.

A group show.

9 to 5 – The Musical

Union Theatre, Lithgow 67 Bridge Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Meet Violet, Judy, and Doralee – three office warriors ready to take on the world (and their boss). When the insufferable Franklin Hart pushes them too far, they tie him up (literally) and transform the workplace. Longer lunch breaks, childcare services, and a dash of revenge – it’s all in a day’s work.

$27.50 – $32.50

Heart Place – A Group Exhibition

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Four artists with a shared history of common ground explore connection to place, the concept of feeling at one with a landscape, and the ways these bring us together.

Through their works in paper, silver and photography, and woven with the written word, the artists each interpret the land and nature as the core of belonging. The exhibition ponders vast landscapes with the minutiae of life they nurture, and the way these are carried in our identities and personal stories.

Julia Griffin & Stephen King Exhibition ‘From the Land’

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW, Australia

Experience the dynamic artistry of Julia Griffin and Stephen King at Rosby Gallery.
Julia, a respected painter and printmaker from rural Walcha, NSW, showcases her profound oils with unmatched finesse. Meanwhile, Stephen, an acclaimed artist and sculptor, presents awe-inspiring timber creations. With accolades from major exhibitions nationwide, Stephen's works, crafted with a chainsaw, captivate with intricate details.

Moving forward by looking back: Memory, Nostalgia and connection to place

t.arts Gallery, Bathurst 47 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Sarah Lugton grew up in Bathurst and now lives in Melbourne. This exhibition expresses her memories of Bathurst as she was growing  up. Her compositions use shape, line, colour, texture and value to create a visual language that conveys emotion and meaning.


Heart for Clay Pottery Classes

Heart for Clay 103 Havannah Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Hand building and wheel instruction. Price includes clay and firing.

Classes available either individually or with a friend or two. 


Live at the Country Club

The Country Club Park Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join in Friday afternoons with some barefoot bowls and live acoustic tunes.

Waste 2 Art (Oberon)

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

WASTE 2 ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to all residents of the NetWaste region. It showcases creative works made from reused waste materials. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. 

Early Childhood Music Family Fun Day

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This class is the ideal place for pre-school aged children (0-5) to begin learning the building blocks of music in a fun and dynamic environment.  It is a great opportunity for siblings to learn in a group.

Children will begin to progress through weeks of fun topics with our experienced teacher, Elissa Jones, learning about all sorts of music.  


Carer’s Support

Oberon Masonic Lodge 70 Oberon Street, Oberon, NSW, Australia

Are you caring for a loved one? Would you like to access more resources in your area? Would you like to meet other people with circumstances similar to yours?

Please coming along to these safe and supportive sessions.

Rankin Cottage Craft

Rankin Cottage Crafts, Bathurst 117 Rankin Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Spring brings out all the colours of the rainbow, and we have every colour covered in the wonderful handmade items for you and your family.


Friday Music for Little Ears – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Music for Little Ears is perfect for children aged 2-5 years. Join Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a morning of music and dancing at Orange City Library. Music is proven to stimulate learning and literacy. Initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games.



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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