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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Inherit: Old and New Histories

Sat September 5 - Thu December 31

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Exploring our region’s history, the exhibition highlights big events and significant personalities, as well as the lives and experiences of everyday people.

Bathurst Rail Museum

Mon September 28 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

BATHURST. The Bathurst Rail Museum brings the rich social history of Bathurst and our story as a railway town to life, with personal recollections and interesting artefacts.

Applications close: Country Arts Support Program 2021

Tue September 29

NSW. Small grants for local arts projects. Applications close Tuesday 29 September 2020.

Kids’ Night Tours at Abercrombie

Wed September 30 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

BATHURST. Enjoy a tour of the house and garden walk. Bring a torch or borrow one. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. The tour concludes with chocolate milk and cookies. For children aged from 7yrs (with adult).

Makers Month

Fri October 2 - Sat October 31

THE FOUNDATIONS, PORTLAND. Events will include workshops, artwork and sculpture installations, opportunities for artists to explore the site, historical site tours, walking and running tours around the trails, kids eco and sustainability workshops and much more…

The History Trail

Sat October 3 - Mon October 12

ORANGE. Orange has a rich history with tales of entrepreneurial settlers and the lure of discovering gold. Enjoy a guided walking tour through their historic town. Finish with a glass of local wine in the historic mansion, Duntryleague.

The Rockley Mill & Stables Museum

Mon October 5 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day 5 of the month, repeating until Sun 20 December 2020,

ROCKLEY. Open Sundays. Housed in an enormous heritage building, work your way up the three storeys to see old mill machinery, period clothing, and even police records.

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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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