Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
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Autumn Colours – Rockley

Sat 24 April at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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ROCKLEY. This guided walking tour commences with a short talk in Stevens Park (in front of the pub), followed by a stroll around the village, including the viewing of the School of Arts Hall and two Edward Gell churches. The tour ends at the Rockley Mill & Stables Museum for afternoon tea and the opportunity to explore the museum at your own leisure.

Jim Turner Retrospective

Fri 30 April - Fri 11 June

BATHURST. A comprehensive selection of artworks from Jim's 50 year career as an artist and illustrator will be on display. Including Jim's Landscapes, Watercolours, Wood Sculpture and Abstract Expressionist Paintings. 

Autumn Colours – My Block

Sat 1 May at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

BATHURST. Ever wondered who lived in your block? Join this walking tour of George Street, Keppel Street, Rankin Street and Piper Street. Hear about the lives, hopes and aspirations of the people and families who lived there.

Autumn Colours – Bathurst Town Square

Sat 1 May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BATHURST. Take a fascinating guided tour around the Bathurst Town Square with Graham Lupp OAM; artist, architect and author of the architectural history Building Bathurst.

Autumn Colours – Bathurst Cemetery

Sun 9 May at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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BATHURST. The cemetery is alive with the sounds of music! Enjoy a two hour wander around the Bathurst
General Cemetery, exploring the history and lives of past Bathurst residents who helped shape
Bathurst’s wonderful musical heritage.

Operation Art

Wed 23 June - Sat 24 July

COWRA LIBRARY, COWRA. This unique exhibition project of artworks by children in Kindergarten through to Year 10 from across NSW schools contributes to the wellbeing of sick children and their families by creating work which is uplifting and gives hope to those who spend much of their time at hospital

Adrienne Doig: It’s All About Me

Sun 19 December 2021, - Sun 30 January 2022,

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. Through the lens of self-portraiture, Blue Mountains-based artist Adrienne Doig (b1963), tackles the everyday with good humour and wit. Her survey ADRIENNE DOIG: IT’S ALL ABOUT ME! draws upon the past three decades of the artist’s practice, which fuses historical references and humour to respond to the everyday and reflect on now

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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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at