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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Portland Art Exhibition

Fri 5 March - Sun 7 March

CRYSTAL THEATRE, PORTLAND. The Portland Art Society Inc. hold an art exhibition every year the first weekend in March and have done so since 1976. In 2010 the 34th exhibition was held and an outstanding number of paintings were sold. The exhibition, which is highly rated in NSW allows a great diversification of artists to present and show their work

Cabaret Kite – Unsolicited Advice

Fri 12 March at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Rusty Nails and her special guests from the central west and beyond give you Unsolicited Advice - Who needs it? Will you dare to share your dilemma? Music, circus, comedy and monologues all in one fast-paced show

Limestone Carving Sculpture Workshop with Ken Hutchinson

Sat 20 March - Sun 21 March

CANOWINDRA. Coraline Limestone is a soft and easy to use work stone from South Australia that originates from an ancient coral reef in that area. It can be worked into just about any shape with ease, using the most basic tools which will be provided in the cost of this retreat

Condo Skyfest Lantern Workshops

Tue 23 March

WIRADJURI STUDY CENTRE CONDOBOLIN. lantern artist Phil Relf, from Ikara Celebratory Events in Newtown, will work with Bev Coe and the artisans of the Condo Sista Shed to develop a series of huge sky-lanterns for a spectacular sunset lantern parade.

MitCon Picnic in the Park

Sun 28 March at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BATHURST. With the courthouse undergoing renovations, we have decided to celebrate our anniversary in our beautiful backyard, MACHATTIE PARK.
We will be playing music in the rotunda, free to the community from 4-6pm on Sunday March 28th.
We will also have our amazing INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO available, to allow everyone to get up close and personal with all the incredible instruments we have here at the Con.

Orange Chamber Music Festival – Gala Concert

Thu 8 April

ORANGE. In the true spirit of Chamber Music, the works featured at this event range from Duos, Trios, Quartets and Quintets by resident and guest artists, including two Australian compositions by Jessica Wells and the world premiere of a new work by Lyle Chan, especially dedicated to the Resident Ensembles of the Orange Chamber Music Festival 2021: the Nexas Quartet and Acacia Quartet

Textures of One

Fri 9 April - Fri 30 April

BLAYNEY. The 2021 Textures of One exhibition will be coming to the new Platform Arts Hub

DARK: Steven Cavanagh & Wendy Sharpe

Sat 10 April - Sun 30 May

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Steven Cavanagh and Wendy Sharpe have been friends for a decade. Their work can be viewed as a dialogue between two artists who explore the drama of light and dark using different mediums. "We see this use of darkness in our work as a physical and psychological space that speaks to the human condition and the artists' experience." It is here that their work collides

Condo Skyfest First Dance Workshop Tic-Toc Party

Mon 12 April

WIRADJURI STUDY CENTRE CONDOBOLIN. To start the monthly dance workshops leading up to Skyfest in September.

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