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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Zoe Sernack Online Exhibition


Sydney based artist, Zoe Sernack has produced 5 new works for us that reflect forms of nature above and below the surface. Using a soft and delicate colour palette, Zoe not only paints but carves into the timber boards to really capture the flow and pulse of the Australian landscape.

Orange: Sydney Writers Festival: Livestream and Local – Julia Baird

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Following broadcaster and author Julia Baird's multi-award-winning international bestseller, Phosphoresence, comes a beautiful and timely exploration of that most mysterious but necessary human quality: grace.

Sit down with Julia to discuss this luminous work, which The Guardian described as "a book the world needs now". Julia will be in conversation with journalist Jacqueline Maley.


Sydney Writers Festival: Livestream and Local – Feminist Firebrands

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Four waves in, the feminist fight for gender equality is far from over. This panel brings together the powerful and incendiary feminist voices of Hannah Ferguson, Sisonke Msimang and Jennifer Robinson.

Hear from these leading writers and activits who between them offer daring feminist opinions on topics ranging from freedom of speech, right-wing politcs, racism, xenophobia, belonging and identity, taboos around sex and pleasure, as well as the legal judgments that continue to silence and disadvantage women.


Cementa Studio Tours


You are invited to join us on our online Studio Tour adventure. We will be meeting fortnightly, every other Wednesday at 6pm on Zoom.

The program features a single artist talking for an hour about their practice to an audience of peers, other artists, curators, the occasional writer, close friend or family member. 


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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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