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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Summer Saturday Art Mornings

Sat January 9 - Sat January 30

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. For ages 8 - 12 years. Taking inspiration from the ADRIENNE DOIG: It's All About Me! exhibition, participants will explore new materials and methods for making artworks including performance, paper based materials and weaving.

Orange Art Society – ArtsyFartsy Life Drawing

Thu January 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Thu 25 February 2021, at 6:00 pm

One event on Thu 25 March 2021, at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. This is an untutored session, byo favourite materials and enjoy a relaxing couple of hours of arting

Bubbles & Brushes – Palm O’ Llama

Fri January 29 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Join us at Bubbles & Brushes and enjoy a fun painting party!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork.

Beginners Guide to Photography Workshop – Bathurst CBD

Sat January 30 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am

BATHURST. Learn to use your cameras settings and to become comfortable using your camera. There will be lots of different opportunities to take photos of a variety of things. Be ready to walk around and explore as you will learn how to operate your camera while you are taking photos.

Bottle and Brush

Sat January 30 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Grab the crew for few and head to the iconic Lithgow Pottery and create your Masterpiece, under the guidance of an experienced Artist.

Create Calm

Sun January 31 at 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

HARTLEY VALE. Join Kristen a Transpersonal Art Therapist to kickstart 2021 the right way.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon February 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Mon 31 May 2021,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. ORM are bringing back our on-site Mondays at the Museum program for under 5-year-olds and their carers, starting Monday, February 1st 2021. If you would like to book, click on the button below.

Bubbles & Brushes – Painting in the Vines – Orange

Fri February 5 at 6:00 pm
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One event on Sun 18 April 2021, at 11:00 am

ORANGE. Join us at Stockman's Ridge Wines in Orange and enjoy a fun afternoon of painting in the vines!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork. Cheese platter and one drink included.

Bubbles & Brushes – Lady in Pink – Parkes

Sat February 6 at 6:00 pm

PARKES. Join us at The Railway Hotel in Parkes and enjoy a fun painting party!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork.

Bubbles & Brushes – Jellyfish – Orange

Fri February 12 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Join us at Bubbles & Brushes and enjoy a fun painting party!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork.

Memoir Writing Workshops

Sat February 13
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One event on Sat 13 February 2021, at 12:00 am

One event on Sat 13 March 2021, at 12:00 am

One event on Sat 10 April 2021, at 12:00 am

One event on Sat 8 May 2021, at 12:00 am

One event on Sat 12 June 2021, at 12:00 am

BATHURST LIBRARY, BATHURST. Bathurst Library will be hosting a series of monthly interactive workshops from February to June to help you connect with others on a similar writing journey.

Bubbles & Brushes – Valentine’s Day – Orange

Sun February 14 at 3:00 pm

ORANGE. Join us at Bubbles & Brushes in Orange and celebrate Valentines Day with your mate or date!! We will be painting your mate Picasso style but with a twist! We will also have face paint available if you really want to get messy and paint your mate! 

Bubbles & Brushes – Tigress – Orange

Fri February 19 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Join us at Bubbles & Brushes and enjoy a fun painting party!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork.

Bubbles & Brushes – Tigress – Bathurst

Fri February 26 at 6:00 pm

BATHURST. Join us at The Greens on William in Bathurst and enjoy a fun painting party!  Have a couple of drinks, bring a couple of friends and take home an amazing piece of artwork.

Beginners Guide to Photography Workshop – Jubilee Park

Sat February 27 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am

BATHURST. Learn to use your cameras settings and to become comfortable using your camera. There will be lots of different opportunities to take photos of a variety of things. Be ready to walk around and explore as you will learn how to operate your camera while you are taking photos.

Enrolments close: Certificate III Design Fundamentals CUA30715

Mon March 1

BATHURST. Certificate III in Design Fundamentals prepares you to start a career in the creative industries. This course provides the fundamentals for graphic design, interior design, production and entertainment design, visual arts, photography and printing.

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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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