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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Orange Regional Gallery & Orange Regional Museum School Holidays – Take Home Packs

Mon June 29 - Fri July 17

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. There are three to choose from. All come with at least two hands-on activities and most of the materials you need so that you can complete them from home.


Mon June 29 - Sun August 16

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Regenerate is an exhibition by local school children exploring the responses of Australia’s bushland to fire. Taking inspiration from Mount Canobolas and the 2018 bushfires, this exhibition explores how native eucalypt species on the mountain regenerate after fire.

EOI: Little Aussie Artists

Mon June 29 - Fri July 10

TRUNDLE AREA. Classes will run for 10 weeks each term over 12 months.

July School Holiday Activity Packs

Mon July 6 - Wed July 29

PICK UP FROM ORANGE CITY COUNCIL. Build cities with us and dip into history and heritage too this school holidays. Central West Libraries is offering take home Rock, Paper, City Craft and Activity Packs to stimulate creative mind.

Tall Short Artists July School Holiday Workshops

Wed July 15 - Thu July 16

ORANGE. Single day classes for kids.

Alice Chance Composition Workshop

Thu July 16 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM, ORANGE. A day long workshop with Australian composer Alice Chance for music students and teachers, while here in Orange working with Acacia Quartet. This will be a unique opportunity to learn techniques and processes from a leading young composer. 

ENHANCE workshop

Mon July 20

BATHURST. Designed to improve and educate young dancers in Bathurst and the surrounding area’s about the skills outside of strictly dancing, needed to improve their own performance.

Closing: Oberon Youth Council Local Government Week Photography Competition

Wed July 29

OBERON. PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FOR 12-24 YEARS. Get your entry form from the OYC Facebook or Oberon Council’s Website Categories include: Architecture, Landscapes/Floral, Animals and People

Tall Short Artists Term 3 Classes

Thu July 30 - Fri September 25

ORANGE. Excited to be running after school art classes in Term 3 at OPS! Thursday arvos- Grades 3-6.

Entries close: The Art of Resilience

Fri July 31

PARKES. An Arts Competition for the Youth of the Parkes Shire.

Entries close: Young Archie Competition

Mon August 3

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. Budding artists between the ages of 0 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of our family focused activities for the Archibald Prize regional tour.

Applications close: Mitchell Conservatorium 2021 Scholarship Auditions

Fri August 7


Weekend Cartoon Camp – Perthville

Sat August 22 - Sun August 23

PERTHVILLE. Cartoon workshops for kids

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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