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. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery – Reopening soon

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’ – Temporarily closed due to Covid-19

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".

Harrie Fasher: Weighted

Fri March 27 - Sun June 28

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. In this exhibition Portland-based artist Harrie Fasher presents explorations in concrete, steel and bronze. Renown for her large three-dimensional steel line structures, the addition of concrete and bronze depict mass and weight. ONLINE EXHIBITION.

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.

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.

Online Curator’s Talk – Small Abstracts

Wed April 1 - Sun May 31

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Join artist and curator David Serisier for an online walkthrough of our current exhibition Small Abstracts from the Collection of David and Gillian Seriser. Filmed in Gallery 2, listen to David’s insights on the collection that he and Gillian have built together over 30 years.

Locals Only Group Exhibition

Thu April 2 - Thu July 2

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. Initially curated to celebrate our region's talent during Orange F.O.O.D. Week, we've gathered some Corner Store Gallery alumni to showcase this April. We'll be posting lots of videos over on our Instagram stories so you can have a bit of a virtual tour if you're confined to the house. ONLINE AND WINDOW EXHIBITION.

HANDS ON CLAY ONLINE

Fri April 3 - Sun June 7

EXTENDED TO JUNE 8 AND GALLERY OPEN FROM JUNE 1. All work for this exhibition is now on display and for sale online. KWIRAK CHOUNG, MICHAEL CONOLAN, ANNA CULLITON, LISE EDWARDS, ANNE EDWARDS, SUSIE McMEEKIN, CHESTER NEALIE, SARAH O’SULLIVAN, BILL SAMUELS, LINDA SEIFFERT, REBECCA VERPOORTEN LAWS.
A group exhibition showcasing a collection of masters in their field in this dynamic and thought provoking show.

Regenerate Online Resources

Wed April 15 - Sun May 31

From ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY and ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Two activity packs for primary-aged children and their families, focusing on the native plants and animals that call Mount Canobolas home.

Cowra Ballet School Online Term 2

Mon April 20 - Sun May 31

Cowra Ballet School has now moved 100% online with a combination of pre-recorded videos, live classes, challenges and connection calls.

LIFE AT HOME

Fri April 24 - Fri June 12

Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival has launched a new Bathurst competition across four media formats!

Travelling, Leaving, Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia: Paintings, Works on Paper and Artists Books – Postponed (Covid-19)

Sun May 3 - Thu June 4

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. The exhibition will focus on a selection of Yvonne Boag’s works that connect and emphasise the relationship between the painted surface of her paintings and the intimacy of her prints, drawings and artist’s books. The works selected include recent works from South Korea.

The Collection in Focus 2020: New Acquisitions – Postponed (Covid-19)

Sun May 3 - Sun June 14

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. The exhibition includes paintings by Rowen Matthews, Christine Wrest-Smith, Sinead Davies, Ivan Goodacre, Steven Copland, Tam Cao, together with paintings by Dagmar Cyrulla and etchings by Max Miller, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees and Clifton Pugh (selected from the generous donation of prints by Max and Janie Miller), received through the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Silver Linings

Sun May 10 - Sat July 18

THE PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. With a vision for a beautiful and diverse show, strong but soft feminine energy, I invited local and regional female artists, whose work I admire who are: authentic, original, and skilful in their chosen medium, predominantly mid-career and established.

Registrations open: The Old Lithgow Pottery School of Art – Stable Gallery workshops

Mon May 25 - Mon June 29

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND STABLES GALLERY. Register now for upcoming classes (live, in person).

Gooloogong Hotel ONLINE Open Mic Nights

Sun May 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sun 7 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 14 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 28 June 2020,

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