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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Capturing Nature: Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857 – 1893

Wed June 17 - Thu October 22

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Australia’s earliest scientific photographs are revealed in a new exhibition, Capturing Nature.

Regenerate

Mon June 29 - Sun August 16

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM
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.

Open Day – Visit Oberon Railway Station and Rolling-stock Shed

Sat July 4 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sat 4 July 2020,

TARANA HERITAGE RAILWAY, OBERON Why not visit Oberon Railway Station and Rollingstock Shed?

The Rockley Mill & Stables Museum

Sun July 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 – Reopened

Mon July 6 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.

An Evening with A Local Statesman

Thu July 16 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebration of 75th Anniversary of Ben Chifley becoming Prime Minister Hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society. Online Presentation On a cold July night in 1945 Ben travels back to Bathurst from Canberra, in a 1939 Buick in the company of Ray Tracy. Seeing the lights of Bathurst Ray Tracy follows familiar roads frequented by Ben during his days as a railway man with family, friends and neighbors. The journey end at a lane way in Havannah Street, The back entrance…

Bathurst Remembers World War 2 Exhibition

Fri August 14 - Mon August 17

BMEC, BATHURST. This is a World War Two exhibition which will consist of “Snapshots of World War 2” - 500 enlarged photos – battlefields, training, home front, etc., and “Wall of Valour - World War 2 Servicemen and Women with an association with Bathurst who enlisted and served” - 100 enlarged photos. Plus some 2,000 military and WW2 memorabilia items and old wartime newsreels from guest exhibitors.

Condo Skyfest 4&5 September 2020

Fri September 4 at 6:00 pm

CONDOBOLIN. SkyFest is a 2 night celebration of Aboriginal Astronomy. We will explore Aboriginal constellations and hear traditional sky stories. A range of workshops will take place like Wiradjuri language, boomerang throwing, fibre weaving, dancing, kids corner. Enjoy a 3 course meal of bush tucker with a modern day twist.

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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.

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