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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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.

Online Curator’s Talk – Small Abstracts

Wed April 1 - Sun May 31

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Join artist and curator David Serisier for an online walkthrough of our current exhibition Small Abstracts from the Collection of David and Gillian Seriser. Filmed in Gallery 2, listen to David’s insights on the collection that he and Gillian have built together over 30 years.

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 - Sun June 7

EXTENDED TO JUNE 8 AND GALLERY OPEN FROM JUNE 1. 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.

Regenerate Online Resources

Wed April 15 - Sun May 31

From ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY and ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Two activity packs for primary-aged children and their families, focusing on the native plants and animals that call Mount Canobolas home.

Cowra Ballet School Online Term 2

Mon April 20 - Sun May 31

Cowra Ballet School has now moved 100% online with a combination of pre-recorded videos, live classes, challenges and connection calls.

LIFE AT HOME

Fri April 24 - Fri June 12

Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival has launched a new Bathurst competition across four media formats!

Silver Linings

Sun May 10 - Sat July 18

THE PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. With a vision for a beautiful and diverse show, strong but soft feminine energy, I invited local and regional female artists, whose work I admire who are: authentic, original, and skilful in their chosen medium, predominantly mid-career and established.

Music on Mount David Live Stream

Fri May 29 at 7:00 pm

ONLINE. So the live streaming experiment continues – the next concert will be on Friday May 29. I’ll be joined by percussionist Ben Sibson for a concert with a difference! Not only will Ben be playing vibraphone (and the sound of cello and vibraphone is just magical), but we’ll be adding hand-drums to Renaissance dances and Bach's third cello suite. You'll be tapping your feet - guaranteed!

Gooloogong Hotel ONLINE Open Mic Nights

Sun May 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sun 7 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 14 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 28 June 2020,

If you would like to add a video please message. If you just want to watch click on the link I will provide on Sunday.

Mondays at the Museum (at home!)

Mon June 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 29 June 2020,

Orange Regional Museum have moved our Mondays at the Museum program online. Each week, download a new hands-on activity inspired by our latest exhibitions. Two are already available, and future activities on skeletons, sharks and cicadas are coming soon.

Art with Amy

Mon June 1 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

Ukestra online to Kids

Tue June 2 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.

Virtual Ukestra Adult

Wed June 3 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.

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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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