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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Ted Lewis

Mon January 18 - Sat February 27

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Ted is one of Australia’s most skilled outback and landscape artists and has received multiple awards for his work. The Peisley St Gallery is thrilled to hold the second solo exhibition of Ted Lewis paintings in 2021.

Dirk Romeyn – Pop-Up Exhibition

Thu January 21 - Sun January 24

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Dirk Romeyn paintings exhibited at the Gang Gang Gallery

‘scape – Pop-up Art Exhibition

Thu January 28 - Sun February 28

BATHURST. An exhibition of works by Stephen 'sven' Rogers. A revitalisation of vacant commercial space in the Bathurst CBD.

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

Arts OutWest presents Ten

Mon February 1 - Sun February 14

T.ARTS GALLERY, BATHURST. Arts OutWest is curating and supporting a photography exhibition at T.arts in February. The artists are made up of the Media Associates who take photos of arts events and projects for us across the central west. These images often appear on our website, social media or in printed material. The exhibition is eclectic, diverse and personal. Images range from landscape, portraiture and abstract

Contemporary Australian Art Display

Wed February 3 - Sat February 13

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. We exhibit a diverse range of emerging and well-established artists specialising in a great variety of mediums

Rebecca Wilson: The Kate Kelly Collection

Thu February 18 - Sun March 21

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Rebecca Wilson’s exhibition retells a visual story of events and folklore inspired by the life and times of Kate Kelly, re-interpreted by the artist to include a collection of portraits based on photos discovered by the artist during her in-depth research over the past five years. According to the artist, “It seemed like every chapter of her life was a painting waiting to happen.”

Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite

Sat February 20 - Mon April 5

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Casey Chen's works are both a self-exploration and an homage to the rich and enduring history of Chinese porcelain craft and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Rebecca Wilson: A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End and Kate Kelly

Sat February 20 - Mon April 5

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is delighted to present the majority of A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End: Myth-Making, Heroes and Villains and several paintings from Kate Kelly: Sister of an Outlaw. Both series, accompanied by illustrated catalogues, investigate the accuracy of the portrayal historical events while delving into the human condition

Landscape in Oils – 2 Day Workshop

Sat March 27 - Sun March 28

ROCKLEY. The processes of painting in oils beginning with drawing, composition, a value study and then colour studies. The workshop will incorporate demonstrations and practical sessions.

Self Portrait in Isolation

Fri April 9 - Sun April 18

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. A group exhibition consisting of local female artists creating new work investigating the concept of ‘self/self portrait’. Inspired by Frida Kahlo who spent a lot of time at home due to ill health, the purpose is to reflect on the time spent in isolation with a self portrait.

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