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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Entries close: Sculptures by the Bush

Thu April 2

BLAYNEY SHIRE. With the display period inclusive of the April School Holidays, Sculptures by the Bush will allow plenty of chances to travel through the region and not only see the artistic displays by locals with picturesque country views but also visit the surrounding historical villages.

2020 Proposals: Exhibitions | Popups | Workshops

Sun April 5

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. The gallery is looking for exhibitions, popups and workshops,  Applications showing a comprehensive body of work with high quality photos will be considered.

Gooloogong Hotel ONLINE Open Mic Nights

Sun April 5
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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,

If you would like to add a video please message. If you just want to watch click on the link I will provide on Sunday.

Closing: Charles Sturt University Community University Partnership (CUP) Grants

Mon April 6

REGIONAL. These are grants of up to $1000 available to community groups, schools, sporting clubs or individuals who need some financial assistance for a project or event.

Applications close: Jumbled Art Competition

Mon April 6

ORANGE. There is absolutely nothing better than finding an INCREDIBLE new artist! Is it you? Is it your friend? Is it your mum, your brother, your neighbour or your dog?! Help us in our SEARCH FOR A SUPERSTAR!

The CORRIDOR project PD-Lab online sessions

Thu April 9 - Fri May 8

Artists, writers, and curators will cross-pollinate during online workshops and creative sessions.

Entries close: Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Fri April 24

Entries are now open for this year’s annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. The contest is sponsored by Orange City Library, the Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio established in 1991, these awards aim to honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange, with a competition to encourage short story or poetry writing with Australian content.

Closing date: Arts OutWest Micro-Grants (round 1)

Thu April 30

Arts OutWest is offering arts micro-grants to assist individuals and organisations during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Closing date: Central West is Best’ 2020 Photo Comp

Fri May 8

REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY. Time to get snapping to capture this year’s theme: ‘Hometown Pride - Icons of the Central West’.

Entries close: ABSTRACT (extended closing date)

Fri May 8

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Artists from all over Australia are invited to submit ABSTRACT artworks of any medium, style or subject.

Entries Close: Waste 2 Art (Bathurst)

Tue May 19

BATHURST REGION. The popular community competition and exhibition challenges the community's perception of “rubbish” and celebrates recycling in the form of art and craft. 

EOI: Little Aussie Artists

Mon June 29 - Fri July 10


EOI: Art Classes for Adults in Trundle

Mon June 29 - Sun July 12

TRUNDLE. Looking for interested people to attend weekly art classes in Trundle. Phone 0490 870 592.

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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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