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.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Inherit: old and new histories Exhibition

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Inherit: old and new histories brings 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 also the lives and experiences of everyday people.


More than tea and scones

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Celebrating one hundred years of CWA NSW, take a behind-the-scenes look at our local and regional CWA branches to discover the remarkable work, passion and community service performed.

Mulaa Giilang: Wiradjuri stories of the night sky

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

For First Nations people, the Earth, sea and sky are intimately connected. Looking up, the night sky reflects Dreaming stories, landforms, animals and seasonal patterns, informing the way people live on, and care for, Country. This exhibition features stunning night sky photography and an immersive soundtrack to explore Wiradjuri astronomical knowledge alongside comparative mythologies from across the world.


LINDA JACKSON: Romance of the Swag

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

Romance of the Swag celebrates the creative life of iconic Australian artist Linda Jackson. An itinerant traveller, Jackson’s work has always drawn inspiration from place; from the black opals of Lightning Ridge, to the billabongs and boabs of the Kimberley Coast, to the tropical flora and fauna of Far North Queensland, and the waratahs of the Blue Mountains region. Romance of the Swag explores four decades of the artist’s practice, charting her travels through painting, fabric, and fashion, all steeped in the symbolism, colours, and textures of the Australian landscape.

Richard Morecroft: Therefore

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

How do we affect the spaces we occupy? Richard Morecroft’s recent works explore human interaction with the environment and the way understanding and then utilising space are inextricably intertwined. With mixed media from gravel to glue and bitumen to rust, these symbolic abstractions reflect on history, memory and the colonisation of landscapes.

‘Passages and Portals’ by Networks Australia

Grenfell Art Gallery 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW

Networks Australia is a group of practicing visual artists, living and working in Australia. We work in all mediums including textiles, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing.


Tea With Lizzie

Chifley Home Busby St, Bathurst, NSW

"Tea With Lizzie" exhibition will be held at the Chifley Home Education Centre to promote community awareness and engagement with the museum, and the recognition of community groups and services. To commemorate the work of Elizabeth Chifley, we are inviting local organisations to participate in the “Tea with Lizzie” exhibition.

Affordable Art Fair

Jumbled, Orange 33-35 Sale Street, Orange, NSW

We're home from the beautiful mayhem that is the Affordable Art Fair! 🚚 We absolutely loved meeting you, our artists and lots of other amazing galleries... we can't wait for the next one now! 🖌🖼🚚🎨🍾🏃🏼‍♀️😍👏
We've had endless queries about our stash so we've popped it all online for you now! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
We hope you find something magical!⭐️⭐️⭐️👌👌👌👌👌
Love Pip and the JUMBLED gang xxx • Online now under AR

free drum lessons

orange youth hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

We are running FREE 30 minute one on one drumming lessons for any young people aged 12 -24 who want to learn how to play the drums from some of their own favorite music. Orange Youth Hub Staff have just taken on board an amazing musician and music tutor who has over 20 + music knowledge and experience.

NAIDOC Week Events Bathurst

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

19th September - Naidoc March (see flyer for details) 20th September - Bathurst Hospital Morning Tea (see flyer for details) 21st September - Wellways Lunch (see flyer for details) 5th October - Naidoc Colour Run (see flyer for details) 7th...


Cowra Cowra, NSW

Spring has finally sprung and to celebrate we're hosting the Cowra Carnival of Colours!
The Cowra Carnival of Colours is a celebration of all things bright and cheerful. We have entered a new season and are excited to showcase the beautiful bursts of colours in our region thanks to the Canola Fields and Cherry Blossoms.


Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Celebrating the importance of Country, featuring a group of First Nations and non-First Nations contemporary artists the works in this exhibition focus on a significant area within our region. Each artist has responded to place, Country and story, addressing cultural, environmental, historical and social values that make up the water cultures of the Goulburn River and The Drip Gorge.


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

KERRY DUNN - Kerry is a visual artist working from Bank St Studio, Molong NSW. She works mostly in oils and mixed media, exploring natural, free flowing shapes and forms. Layers of organic shapes, inspired from nature are built up to create a sense of depth and wonderment.
Kerry's Exhibition opens Friday 23rd September at 6pm - all welcome. It continues until Friday 7th October.

School Holiday Sessions

Forbes Forbes, NSW

Get excited, School Holidays are just around the corner!!!!

While the World Waits (Portland)

The Foundations of Portland Williwa St, Portland, NSW

While the World Waits touring exhibition is heading to Portland as part of a 12 month tour across the NSW Central West. The opening event will include live music from Nerida Cuddy (who appears on the album) and coincide with the markets.
Official opening: Saturday 1 October, 2pm


Weaving the Malachi’s Grand Drape – Handmade in the Hall

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW

With a nod to the Malachi’s past use as a wool handler’s warehouse, we are thrilled to welcome Emma Shepherd from Sundance Studio who will be creating a commissioned weaving for the newly dressed stage.

FREE youth workshops

Evans Art Council 5 - 7 Lee Street, Bathurst, NSW

With thanks to the NSW Government, we have been given a grant to run FREE youth workshops over the next school holidays. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Only 10 places per workshop available. Information on individual workshops will be available under events.

School Holidays in Blayney

Blayney Blayney, NSW

The BTA are gearing up for Spring with a huge holiday program with thanks to both Blayney Shire Council and Regis Resources.

Tell Your Story

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Writing Entry or Comic Entry

Submissions open – 26th of September
Submissions close – 10th of October
Winners will be announced on the 22nd of October to celebrate National Children’s Week.

Lithgow School Holidays Events

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW

There will be a space theme throughout the holidays with space wreaths, painting a UFO, a space LEGO afternoon, space mobiles and alien stress heads. Just for something different in week two there will also be Halloween craft, and retro games including marbles, jacks, pick up sticks and hopscotch. Something to keep kids and parents of all ages occupied. In addition, regular preschool Storytime will be held at Lithgow Library.

Lithgow School Holiday Events

Lithgow Lithgow, NSW

There are lots of great activities on offer, so all local young people are invited to join us for any or all of our other activities by using the QR codes in the Events Calendar and on Council website at


The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

School Holiday Youth Workshops

Evans Art Council 5 - 7 Lee Street, Bathurst, NSW

With thanks to the NSW Government, Evans Arts Council have been given a grant to run FREE youth workshops over the next school holidays. These workshops are targetted for 12 - 24 year olds. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Only 10 places per workshop available. Information on individual workshops and booking information can be found on


September School Holiday Program at MWRC Library

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Venture down the rabbit hole these school holidays at your local library. Make absurd hats, card soldiers, pencil birds and garden ornaments, design your own tea cup, go on a scavenger hunt, and even attend a mad hatters tea party! A small fee of $5 is charged for each activity to cover craft supplies. For ages 3-12.



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

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