Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Orange is the New Black – Now online exhibition

Sun March 22 - Sat May 9

PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK by Gina FISHMAN and Amanda KETTERER.

Our City: BRAG town

Fri March 27 - Sun May 10

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. Join in the collaborative digital collage Our City: BRAG Town. Design your own home, park, shop or other parts of a town to form part of a digital city layout, projected in the BRAG: MAKESPACE and viewable on the BRAG website. ONLINE PROJECT.

Harrie Fasher: Weighted

Fri March 27 - Sun June 28

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. In this exhibition Portland-based artist Harrie Fasher presents explorations in concrete, steel and bronze. Renown for her large three-dimensional steel line structures, the addition of concrete and bronze depict mass and weight. ONLINE EXHIBITION.

‘Alive and Creating’ virtual exhibition

Sun March 29 - Mon April 13

An online exhibition of works at Orange Colour City Creatives.

Locals Only Group Exhibition

Thu April 2 - Thu July 2

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. Initially curated to celebrate our region's talent during Orange F.O.O.D. Week, we've gathered some Corner Store Gallery alumni to showcase this April. We'll be posting lots of videos over on our Instagram stories so you can have a bit of a virtual tour if you're confined to the house. ONLINE AND WINDOW EXHIBITION.

HANDS ON CLAY ONLINE

Fri April 3 - Mon April 27

All work for this exhibition is now on display and for sale online. KWIRAK CHOUNG, MICHAEL CONOLAN, ANNA CULLITON, LISE EDWARDS, ANNE EDWARDS, SUSIE McMEEKIN, CHESTER NEALIE, SARAH O’SULLIVAN, BILL SAMUELS, LINDA SEIFFERT, REBECCA VERPOORTEN LAWS.
A group exhibition showcasing a collection of masters in their field in this dynamic and thought provoking show.

The CORRIDOR project PD-Lab online sessions

Thu April 9 - Fri May 8

Artists, writers, and curators will cross-pollinate during online workshops and creative sessions.

Art with Amy

Thu April 9 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Thu 25 June 2020,

Our live classes will continue for now on Facebook every Monday and Thursday, the website has different tutorials as well as a certificate at the end of each one

THE RAINBOW EXPRESS – NOW ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19

Thu April 9 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 28 May 2020,

BATHURST. A series of creative workshops where LGBTIQA+ young folk can meet, make, and share.

Kids ArtTonic Online – Colours – One Week Program

Mon April 13 - Fri April 17

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about colour and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy.

Kids ArtTonic Online – Perspective – Five Week Program

Tue April 14 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about perspective and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy.

Ukestra online to Kids

Tue April 14 at 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 23 June 2020,

ONLINE. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits including social, emotional and its great for your brain development. We are a Creative Kids Provider, families are entitled to $100 per school aged student per year to use our music services.

GOST Gallery Swap Exhibition Curated by Anne Masters

Wed April 15 - Sat May 2

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. This exhibition will be held in two locations: GOST, Canberra and The Corner Store Gallery in Orange. The Directors of both galleries have curated a group exhibition of their local artists to send to the other gallery. This opportunity allows artists to engage with new audiences and vice versa for audiences to see new artists. ONLINE AND WINDOW EXHIBITION.

Kids ArtTonic Online – Form and Value – Five Week Program

Wed April 15 at 1:00 pm

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about form and value and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy. Art Chats take place once a week for 5 weeks.

Virtual Ukestra Adult

Wed April 15 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 24 June 2020,

ONLINE. You can play from home on your device, computer, tablet or laptop.You just need an audio and visual, or just audio will do. Learn new songs and play along with professionals.

Ironfest 2020 Gothic Virtual Festival

Fri April 17 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

groups & individuals do their thing in locations of their choice & live stream them (at a location to be advised) via watch parties over the April 18 & 19 weekend

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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.

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