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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Thu 19 May - Sun 22 May

KANDOS. Cementa is a bi-annual contemporary arts festival in Kandos NSW. This festival brings together artists from urban and regional contexts for a four day celebration of the state of contemporary art in Australia. Taking its regional situation as focus, Cementa celebrates the diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities. We showcase contemporary art across the spectrums of generation, process, and practice.

Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival

Fri 20 May - Sun 22 May

The 2022 Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival will be held in May.

Cementa22 Sound Night

Sat 21 May at 8:00 pm - Tue 24 May at 11:00 pm

A Cementa institution, The Sound Night brings together the best artists working in this field for a night of experimentation, discovery, discomfort and joy.

Condo Corroboree

Sat 28 May at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in a great night of sharing our First Nations Culture. A great night capturing radiational dancing and singing of our First Nations culture.

Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Fri 10 June - Sun 12 June

ORANGE. This 3-day festival will see a mix of internationally renowned and local artists featured in a series of approximately 50 concerts at venues throughout the CBD including the Civic Theatre and intimate shows at unique church spaces, as well as local pubs and clubs. There will also be a free venue to feature local amateur musicians, including school bands. 

Frost and Fire

Sat 18 June

Entertainment on the night will include music from Forbes locals Emily Pavey, Clynton Breen and Jo Stephenson; 2019 ‘The Voice’ contestant from Cowra, Josh Maynard; Bathurst duo, Smith & Jones together with their band… and our incredible headline act, beloved Aussie Rock Band Thirsty Merc will be taking us through to the end of the night with all your favourite songs!

Condo Skyfest

Fri 2 September - Sun 4 September

An annual community festival in the small Inland town of Condobolin, New South Wales, to celebrate 65,000+ years of Wiradjuri culture, including astronomy and skylore..

Flavours of Mudgee

Sat 24 September at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MUDGEE. Flavours of Mudgee is a free community street festival event that brings together local stallholders and their regional wine, food, and produce. The street festival brings the CBD alive as crowds gather to have dinner in the street and taste the flavours of Mudgee.

Sculptures In The Garden 2022

Sat 8 October - Sun 23 October

Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is on again for its 12th year!

Wildflower // Mudgee

Sat 29 October

Celebrating women in music and the return of the live scene, Empire Touring is elated to announce Wildflower for 2022, a music festival that will bring together some of Australia’s most prized female singer songwriters at some of the country’s most exquisite locations. Featuring Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Alice Skye and Georgia June

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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. 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

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