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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue January 1 - Tue December 31

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".

DAVID GRIGGS BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN

Sat August 3 - Sun September 29

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience.

Curtain Call: Andrew Antoniou

Sat August 3 - Sun September 22

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Within the work there are a series of recurring themes that are given differing contexts and spaces of a theatrical nature within which to exist. These themes are often around the concepts of time, mortality, love, ritual, conflict, and notions of magic and transformation.

RocoColonial

Sat August 3 - Sun September 22

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.

Artful Alchemy

Fri August 9 - Fri September 20

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Group exhibition with Yaja Hadrys, Mellissa Read-Devine, Mark Powell, Ray Harrington, Jane Canfield, Nadege Lamy.

JamFactory Icon: Catherine Truman: no surface holds

Sun August 25 - Sun September 22

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY. Truman’s sculptural objects and jewellery, made primarily from carved English lime wood, are a reflection of her ongoing interest in the ways which knowledge of human anatomy has been acquired and translated through artistic process and scientific method.

“It’s Lovely Here” – Exhibition

Sun September 1 - Mon September 23

COWRA. An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and photos 

Crystal Art Exhibition – Dr Jim Frazier OAM

Sat September 7 - Thu October 31

NEWBRIDGE. Dr Jim Frazier OAM will be showcasing artworks in the Olde Bridge Art Gallery in Newbridge. Dr Jim Frazier OAM is a renowned photographer, wildlife cinematographer, naturalist, artist and inventor.

Outside In

Sun September 8 - Sat October 5

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Erica Wagner is exhibiting at The Peisley St Gallery in Orange from September 8 – October 5.

Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue September 10 - Sun October 20

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. The Grenfell Dramatic Society is excited to showcase their wardrobe’s most beautiful vintage clothing, along with the production costumes that have brought their characters to life over the 60 years the Society has been active.

Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness

Sat September 14 - Sun October 13

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. This exhibition of works on paper and canvas by polymath Matt Ottley (author, artist, illustrator, composer, musician) has been created as a point of entry to speaking publicly about the stigma and experience of living with a psychotic illness

Pencil to Painting with Kay Chapman

Wed September 18 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 30 October 2019,

BATHURST. For beginners and others.  Weds 10-2.30 in 5 week blocks.  $300. Some sat workshops. Private tuition at other times. Classes are ongoing. Landscape, still life, buildings etc.  Pencil wet and dry. Acrylic. Pastel, pen and wash, charcoal. I have a very simple approach that works.

Create for Wellbeing

Thu September 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.

Carcoar Art Experience 2019

Fri September 20 - Sun September 22

CARCOAR. The very popular Carcoar weekend workshops continue in 2019 with renowned Australian Abstract Artist and teacher, Peter Griffen.

Bubbles & Brushes – Have you Seen a Cockatoo?

Fri September 20 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BATHURST. Have a drink, have a good laugh and let the creative juices flow. Our resident pun-master and artist, Penny Banks will be your guide through the evening and will help you step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece to take home at the end of the night.

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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