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

Got an event to add? Email us artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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2020 Proposals: Exhibitions | Popups | Workshops

Sun April 5

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. The gallery is looking for exhibitions, popups and workshops,  Applications showing a comprehensive body of work with high quality photos will be considered.

Applications close: Jumbled Art Competition

Mon April 6

ORANGE. There is absolutely nothing better than finding an INCREDIBLE new artist! Is it you? Is it your friend? Is it your mum, your brother, your neighbour or your dog?! Help us in our SEARCH FOR A SUPERSTAR!

Closing date: Arts OutWest Micro-Grants (round 1)

Thu April 30

Arts OutWest is offering arts micro-grants to assist individuals and organisations during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Closing date: Central West is Best’ 2020 Photo Comp

Fri May 8

REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY. Time to get snapping to capture this year’s theme: ‘Hometown Pride - Icons of the Central West’.

Entries close: ABSTRACT (extended closing date)

Fri May 8

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Artists from all over Australia are invited to submit ABSTRACT artworks of any medium, style or subject.

Entries Close: Waste 2 Art (Bathurst)

Tue May 19

BATHURST REGION. The popular community competition and exhibition challenges the community's perception of “rubbish” and celebrates recycling in the form of art and craft. 

EOI: Little Aussie Artists

Mon June 29 - Fri July 10


EOI: Art Classes for Adults in Trundle

Mon June 29 - Sun July 12

TRUNDLE. Looking for interested people to attend weekly art classes in Trundle. Phone 0490 870 592.

Entries close: Calleen Art Award

Wed July 22

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winning artwork will become part of the splendid Calleen Collection – the foundation collection of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

Expressions of Interest due: Airing of the Quilts

Mon August 31

LUCKNOW. Due to the extreme weather conditions many community members have been unable to enter their quilt in the Wentworth Mine Airing of the Quilts.

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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

For event promoters: If you are sending event details to Arts OutWest to promote through our Whats On (or likewise publishing events on social media) please only send us images you have permission to use. See our fact sheet on copyright infringement.