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.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top of the page).
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.

Mulaa Giilang: Wiradjuri stories of the night sky

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

For First Nations people, the Earth, sea and sky are intimately connected. Looking up, the night sky reflects Dreaming stories, landforms, animals and seasonal patterns, informing the way people live on, and care for, Country. This exhibition features stunning night sky photography and an immersive soundtrack to explore Wiradjuri astronomical knowledge alongside comparative mythologies from across the world.


NAIDOC Week Events Bathurst

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

19th September - Naidoc March (see flyer for details) 20th September - Bathurst Hospital Morning Tea (see flyer for details) 21st September - Wellways Lunch (see flyer for details) 5th October - Naidoc Colour Run (see flyer for details) 7th...


Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Celebrating the importance of Country, featuring a group of First Nations and non-First Nations contemporary artists the works in this exhibition focus on a significant area within our region. Each artist has responded to place, Country and story, addressing cultural, environmental, historical and social values that make up the water cultures of the Goulburn River and The Drip Gorge.

School Holiday Sessions

Forbes Forbes, NSW

Get excited, School Holidays are just around the corner!!!!

FREE youth workshops

Evans Art Council 5 - 7 Lee Street, Bathurst, NSW

With thanks to the NSW Government, we have been given a grant to run FREE youth workshops over the next school holidays. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Only 10 places per workshop available. Information on individual workshops will be available under events.

School Holidays in Blayney

Blayney Blayney, NSW

The BTA are gearing up for Spring with a huge holiday program with thanks to both Blayney Shire Council and Regis Resources.

Tell Your Story

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Writing Entry or Comic Entry

Submissions open – 26th of September
Submissions close – 10th of October
Winners will be announced on the 22nd of October to celebrate National Children’s Week.

Lithgow School Holidays Events

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW

There will be a space theme throughout the holidays with space wreaths, painting a UFO, a space LEGO afternoon, space mobiles and alien stress heads. Just for something different in week two there will also be Halloween craft, and retro games including marbles, jacks, pick up sticks and hopscotch. Something to keep kids and parents of all ages occupied. In addition, regular preschool Storytime will be held at Lithgow Library.

Lithgow School Holiday Events

Lithgow Lithgow, NSW

There are lots of great activities on offer, so all local young people are invited to join us for any or all of our other activities by using the QR codes in the Events Calendar and on Council website at


The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

School Holiday Youth Workshops

Evans Art Council 5 - 7 Lee Street, Bathurst, NSW

With thanks to the NSW Government, Evans Arts Council have been given a grant to run FREE youth workshops over the next school holidays. These workshops are targetted for 12 - 24 year olds. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Only 10 places per workshop available. Information on individual workshops and booking information can be found on


September School Holiday Program at MWRC Library

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Venture down the rabbit hole these school holidays at your local library. Make absurd hats, card soldiers, pencil birds and garden ornaments, design your own tea cup, go on a scavenger hunt, and even attend a mad hatters tea party! A small fee of $5 is charged for each activity to cover craft supplies. For ages 3-12.


DC League of Super Pets

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets,” from director Jared Stern.


Musical Busking Workshop

River Park, Cowra outside the swimming pool, Cowra, NSW

The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

Sculptures In The Garden 2022

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

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


Embrace Kids

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Body-image advocate Taryn Brumfitt is a best-selling author and speaker, and the film director behind break-out documentary Embrace (2016).


Marramarra Makerspace

Marramarra Makerspace Studio, Parkes Shire council Parkes Library, Bogan St, Parkes, NSW

The Marramarra Makerspace Studio is a flexible STEAM space in the Parkes Shire Library and Cultural Centre.
Free to use for library members the space fosters learning, creativity and opportunities in the areas of STEM and the Arts.



Kandos Library Angus Ave, Kandos, NSW

Come along to an afternoon of various crafting activities.
New and funky, or old school and traditional, each session includes something for everyone. All materials are supplied. Held at Kandos Library on the second Tuesday of each month.


1, 2 Books at Cowra Library

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Stories, songs and actions for babies and children 0-3 years old in the Children's area at Cowra Library.


Page Turners – Teen Book Club

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Each month we'll discuss a selected Young Adult book, as well as other titles you've been reading lately.


The Beanies LIVE at The Ophir

The Ophir Hotel 84 Glenroi Avenue, Orange, NSW

Join us for a very special show by The Beanies, the award winning children's entertainment group as seen on ABC Kids!
The Beanies LIVE Show is perfect for kids who love to sing, dance and get their SILLIES OUT!


Manga and anime squad

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Held on the third Wednesday of each month, join this fun event and meet fellow enthusiasts. Explore different styles, techniques, and share from your experience.

Free, bookings required


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

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