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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

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".

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

Fri 1 November 2019, - Sat 29 February 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in our new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties. Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world

Totally Trundle Exhibition

Wed 6 November 2019, - Mon 3 February 2020,

TRUNDLE MPS. An exhibition of artworks from people from the Trundle area. Making a difference to your health service - Trundle MPS as part of the arts and culture program.


Sun 1 December 2019, - Fri 31 January 2020,

Come and experience the Stones & Bones tour and Bats, Bugs & Beasties at Jenolan
Caves. Tours are run on selected days for children aged 7 to 11yrs. These tours allow
children to experience the caves through fun activities they can understand. Charges
apply. Bookings essential.

‘Paris and Other Places’ – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue 3 December 2019, - Sat 11 January 2020,

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL. Ramon Ward-Thompson lives and paints in Sydney, but is drawn to the great historic cities of Europe – where he enjoys to capture the softer European light against a background of historic buildings and monuments. He brings a soft study in light that that has always been uniquely his own.


Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

The artists presented in this exhibition do not simply define the void as denoting a lack, but rather they utilise form to represent the formless.

Home: Gunhigal Nguambang Wiradyuri Mayiny (Plains Country Wiradyuri People)

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

An exhibition of works by students from ten public schools in the Central Tablelands region who participated in the Home Program.

Backyard Bila

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

Take a deep dive into Wiradyuri art, culturalTake a deep dive into Wiradyuri art, culturaland language with this fun interactive artpiece.

Louise Kerr: Canis Lupus familiaris

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

Louise Kerr playfully explores the ancient relationship between humans and dogs, a bond that can be traced back thousands of years, most notably with the discovery in 1914 of the Bonn-Oberkassel dog buried alongside two humans.

The Calleen Collection 1977 – 2019

Sat 14 December 2019, - Fri 31 January 2020,

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY. a vibrant and diverse collection of artworks featuring the winners of the acquisitive Calleen Art Award established by Cowra arts patron Mrs Patricia Fagan, OAM in 1977. This splendid foundation collection of artworks is wide-ranging and exemplifies the diverse and open-ended stylistic trends of Australian art (mainly painting) during the past forty years.

Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics

Sat 14 December 2019, - Sun 26 January 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. This survey exhibition embraces some 40 years of Auld’s practice. From her studio set in the landscape near Orange, her explorations have grappled with transforming the mysteries of the ancient craft of ceramics into an expressive art medium.

Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea

Sat 14 December 2019, - Sun 26 January 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Bill Moseley combines video with the lyric mysticism of wet plate collodion photography in this exhibition of recent works.

Summer Exhibition

Fri 20 December 2019, - Sun 19 January 2020,


Salvatore Zofrea: Days of Summer

Sat 21 December 2019, - Sun 9 February 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. In 2012, Salvatore Zofrea donated a complete edition from his Days of Summer woodblock series to Orange Regional Gallery.

Central West Libraries School Holidays Dec/Jan 2019

Mon 23 December 2019, - Thu 23 January 2020,


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