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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue 1 January 2019, - Thu 31 December 2020,

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

Central West Artist Antony Symons – Retrospective of a life’s work

Sat October 12 - Sun December 15

MILL POND FARM. This exhibition features the largest body of Antony Symons work ever shown and includes paintings in oil, watercolours, pastel works, etchings, woodcuts and monoprints, in addition to a spectacular group of sculpture in bronze and other materials - many of which were cast using the lost wax method in the artist’s own foundry.

Place: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books

Sat October 19 - Sun December 15

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. This survey exhibition embraces some 40 years of Auld’s practice. From her studio set in the landscape near Orange, her explorations have grappled with transforming the mysteries of the ancient craft of ceramics into an expressive art medium.

Totally Trundle Exhibition

Wed 6 November 2019, - Mon 3 February 2020,

TRUNDLE MPS. An exhibition of artworks from people from the Trundle area. Making a difference to your health service - Trundle MPS as part of the arts and culture program.

‘Paris and Other Places’ – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue 3 December 2019, - Sat 11 January 2020,

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL. Ramon Ward-Thompson lives and paints in Sydney, but is drawn to the great historic cities of Europe – where he enjoys to capture the softer European light against a background of historic buildings and monuments. He brings a soft study in light that that has always been uniquely his own.

VOID

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

The artists presented in this exhibition do not simply define the void as denoting a lack, but rather they utilise form to represent the formless.

Home: Gunhigal Nguambang Wiradyuri Mayiny (Plains Country Wiradyuri People)

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

An exhibition of works by students from ten public schools in the Central Tablelands region who participated in the Home Program.

Backyard Bila

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

Take a deep dive into Wiradyuri art, culturalTake a deep dive into Wiradyuri art, culturaland language with this fun interactive artpiece.

Louise Kerr: Canis Lupus familiaris

Fri 6 December 2019, - Sun 2 February 2020,

Louise Kerr playfully explores the ancient relationship between humans and dogs, a bond that can be traced back thousands of years, most notably with the discovery in 1914 of the Bonn-Oberkassel dog buried alongside two humans.

Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics

Sat 14 December 2019, - Sun 26 January 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. This survey exhibition embraces some 40 years of Auld’s practice. From her studio set in the landscape near Orange, her explorations have grappled with transforming the mysteries of the ancient craft of ceramics into an expressive art medium.

Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea

Sat 14 December 2019, - Sun 26 January 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Bill Moseley combines video with the lyric mysticism of wet plate collodion photography in this exhibition of recent works.

Handmade Christmas Popup

Thu December 19 - Sun December 22

CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. The Journey Person is a collective of local artisans and designers based in Central West NSW. Our Handmade Popup is a carefully curated selection of high quality, locally made wares.

Create for Wellbeing

Thu December 19 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu 19 December 2019,

LITHGOW. A free weekly drop in art group.

The Happy Hen

Sat December 21 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Have a drink, relax and let the creative juices flow while Penny Banks guides you through the evening. We'll help you step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece to take home at the end of the night.

Gallery H

Thu December 26 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu 30 April 2020,

DARGAN, NEAR LITHGOW. Opening hours: every week Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm. Gallery H is not a fine art gallery, it is a place encompassing wild, urban, industrial, agricultural and more.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au