Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

It’s free to submit your local events

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Plinth Show: Ronda Sharpe

Forbes Visitor Information Centre Lachlan Vintage Village, 46 Mary Street, Forbes, NSW

Arts OutWest’s Plinth Show will highlight a different artist, with their work displayed on portable plinths, at a different visitor information centre around the Central West each month for 12 months. Forbes is the first exhibition.
The 3D woven works of Parkes-based Wiradjuri artist Ronda Sharp intertwines a visual narrative of languages, culture, and traditional artefact forms. Her environmental arts practice combines the use of repurposed mediums with natural fibres.

Free entry

Arts OutWest 50th Anniversary Dinner (SOLD OUT)

Forbes Town Hall 2 Court Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

TICKET SALES CLOSE WED 22 MAY AT 5PM.
Join us for a night of dinner, entertainment, art and connecting.
We welcome old friends and new, people who are part of the Arts OutWest story and people who make the Central West’s arts and cultural scene tick.

$110

Opening: exhibitions for Arts OutWest’s 50th Anniversary

St Andrews Hall Court St, Forbes

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest we open a trio of exhibitions:
Behind the Lens: Photographic work by Arts Outwest Media Associates.
Arts OutWest Now: Work by current Arts OutWest staff, board and advisory committee members.
All things ’P’: A selection of 2D and 3D works in pencil, pen, paint, pottery, pastel, print making by members of Forbes Arts Society.

A trio of exhibitions for Arts OutWest’s 50th Anniversary

St Andrews Hall Court St, Forbes

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest we open a trio of exhibitions:
Behind the Lens: Photographic work by Arts Outwest Media Associates.
Arts OutWest Now: Work by current Arts OutWest staff, board and advisory committee members.
All things ’P’: A selection of 2D and 3D works in pencil, pen, paint, pottery, pastel, print making by members of Forbes Arts Society.

Arts OutWest Annual General Meeting

St Andrews Hall Court St, Forbes

Following our 50th Anniversary Dinner the night before this will be a low-key AGM.
Including reports from Chair and Executive Director, audited accounts, formal appointments to the Board.
There is no cost to come to the AGM.

Stage Fright – ein Kabarett (Carcoar)

Royal Hotel, Carcoar 6 Belubula St, carcoar, NSW, Australia

Character comedienne, Jude Bowler’s enticing and touchingly twisted, droll homage to Marlene. Nobody’s muse, everybodys’ icon, a modern day Dietrich – bored and mad as ever.
Written and performed by Jude. With special guest opening act Tim Hansen.

$30 – $35

Save the Date: Art of Work Regional Showcase and Forum

Orange Cultural Precinct Byng St, Orange, NSW

Regional Arts NSW is inviting both individuals and organisations connected or interested in regional arts in NSW to attend our Forum in November this year in Orange, to participate in a conversation about what Regional Arts is and could become in NSW.
The event will also be a showcase of over 60 women running creative businesses in regional NSW who have been part of our Work of Art project (funded by Women NSW).
More information to follow, but for now, save the date!

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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