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.

Enemy Aliens: The Dunera boys in Orange, 1941

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
This exhibition tells the little-known story of the time the Dunera boys spent at the Orange Showground in 1941 and features artworks created during their internment. Many are drawn from the archives of relatives and private lenders, as well as never-before-seen works from a recently acquired collections held by the State Library of NSW. This project was developed and curated by Dr Seumas Spark, Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University, Emeritus Professor Andrew Mcnamara from the Queensland University of Technology and translator Kate Garrett, in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum.

Free

Free Law Chat Clinic for Artists in NSW

Arts Law are holding two days of free legal chats where you can ask any questions you’ve ever wanted to know about your artistic practice, the law and how to safeguard your arts business.

Meet Author Toby Roberts: Two Mums and a Dad

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

This delightful coming of age memoir explores the angst of puberty, school, sport and bad 80s fashion. Beneath the humour and quirky characters, reminiscent of Netflix’s Sex Education series and just as awkwardly funny, lies a deeper reminder of the human need to pursue more authentic lives, and the capacity for people to surprise us by accepting love in all its forms.

Free

Create Connects: 22/23 Arts & Cultural Funding Program (Round 2) Information Session

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Are you a NSW artist, group or arts and cultural organisation? Are you considering applying for Round Two of the Arts and Cultural Funding Program, opening 6 December 2022? This includes Creative Koori Projects Funding, Project Funding for Individuals and Organisations and Organisation Annual Program Funding.

Local Author to Launch New Children’s Picture Book

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

Elaine Butler is an Irish / Australian visual artist and mobile arts educator from Wallerawang. She has worked with several schools around Lithgow and offers art classes regularly at the Gang Gang Gallery. She is also a mural artist, qualified in art therapy, and a children’s book author & illustrator. Elaine founded Fun Time Art in 2002, bringing creative learning to students of all ages through a variety of art educational programs.

Local Author Paul McCarthy Launches Alo and the Bunyip

Orange Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Alo and the Bunyip - is an adventurous tale of two boys who become inseparable after discovering the mythical creature, "The Bunyip", deep in the Australian bush. The Bunyip becomes intertwined in their lives and changes their paths forever.

 

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

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