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.

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For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

STAGE FRIGHT ein Kabarett

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Character comedienne, Jude Bowler's enticing and touchingly twisted, droll homage to Marlene. Nobody's muse, everybody's icon, a modern day Dietrich - bored and mad as ever. Staring special guest Sophie Jones. 
After sold-out runs in Sydney, Gulgong and Kandos, “Stage Fright” is coming to Bathurst. You can see Jude in her solo cabaret show, for one night only, here at Keystone. Expect mash-ups of Dietrich originals + more modern muses, from Lou Reed to Crystal Gayle, The White Stripes and some unexpected in-betweens!


Needle Felted Mouse

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW, Australia

You will learn how to create a form using needle felting. Further classes will be scheduled to create more intricate forms.


acoustic sunday

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Great Aunt ( Melbourne)
Together, songwriter/instrumentalists Megan Bird and Chelsea Allen draw inspiration from the traditions of old-time, bluegrass and gospel music, and their diverse backgrounds in punk and jazz, to craft modern musical stories.



The Cordial Factory, Grenfell Grenfell, NSW

In what will hopefully become de rigueur at TCF is our first Sunday afternoon session.
And kicking off, in support of their new studio album ‘Home’, acclaimed Australian rock band KINGSWOOD will be rolling into town with their electric live show, ready to burn!
The "Hometowns" tour will see the band reach 100+ Australian tour dates, taking their customised tour bus ‘Peggy’ on the road to towns that haven’t been reached by nationally touring acts in over 40+ years. Record-breaking numbers for an act that is redefining the grit & heart that it takes to be a “working” musician today.


Author Talk- Monumental Disruptions

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in how a society commemorates and acknowledges its complex history and this topic is particularly relevant to Bathurst as we approach the bicentenary of the declaration of Martial Law and the Bathurst War between Wiradjuri and British nations. Do conventional statues and memorials reflect the complexity of our past? Meet one of the authors and join in the debate.


Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner

Borodell Vineyard 298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

This year, Borrodell has partnered with the charity organisation the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI), to showcase the upcoming talents of our indigenous superstars.



Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW, Australia

Get a taste of welding! Maurice Berry returns to Rosby again this year to host this popular and seriously fun, two-day workshop. During this hands-on course you’ll learn the fundamental skills required to carry out basic welding techniques using inverter stick welders. The workshop will equip you with the ability and confidence to turn scrap metal into a garden feature, work of art or sculpture. At the completion of this workshop you’ll walk away with a few new friends and a unique creation of your own to treasure for years to come.

WAYOUT Artspace – The Uncooperative End of Program Show

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

After 20 weeks of meeting with Cementa artists at WAYOUT in Kandos, The Uncooperative have produced a body of kooky, playful, and experimental new work for exhibition. This is The Uncooperative's first foray into exhibiting. Come see them shine!
Please join us for the opening at 4pm on 1 July 2023 at WAYOUT, 71 Angus Avenue, Kandos. All welcome.


acoustic sunday: NERIDA CUDDY

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Nerida Cuddy is an evocative writer whose songs reflect emotional depth, breathing the landscape of rural Australia. Described as “a Central West Mary Black”, her story-based concerts create space for connection and reflection, humour and fun


acoustic sunday: THE WILDFLOWERS

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

The Wildflowers are Lucy Lehmann and Andy Baylor. They live in central-west NSW. Lucy is a writer and musician, who likes "songs that are about something." Andy is a musician and painter, who likes "music that makes you feel."


acoustic sunday: Corn Nut Creek 

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Bound together through sisterhood with a  spiritual connection to nature, Danielle Vita and Tanya Bradley are storytellers whose original songs draw upon the traditions of Appalachian music.


Sculptures in the Garden

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW, Australia

Sculptures in the Garden is an exciting event that combines garden design, large scale Australian sculpture and traditional art mediums in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee.


acoustic sunday: John PRINE

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

John Prine was an influential American songwriter whose career spanned many decades and inspired countless songwriters all over the world. His stories hit you right in the heart. He could make you laugh, make you cry, and most importantly, make you think.



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

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