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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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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.

Powerhouse Regional Stakeholder Forum 2020

Fri November 27 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

ONLINE via the POWERHOUSE MUSEUM. How have NSW cultural organisations overcome the unprecedented challenges of 2020?

This year for the annual Powerhouse Regional Stakeholder Forum we unpack our theme Resilience and share inspiring projects from galleries, museums and cultural organisations across regional NSW. After a season of devastating bushfires followed immediately by the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts and culture sector has faced a challenging period of change and endurance

Wentworth Main Mine Open Day

Sat December 5 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sat 3 April 2021,

LUCKNOW. 1st Saturday Sunday of the month, 10am – 2.30pm

The Rockley Mill & Stables Museum

Sat December 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.

Bathurst Rail Museum

Thu December 24 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day 24 of the month, 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.

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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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