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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Author Talk- Belinda Alexandra

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing on the day.
How do you begin your life again when you’ve lost everything you’ve worked for and your dreams have been shattered?
That was the question beloved Australian author Belinda Alexandra faced one freezing winter night when she ran from her home in terror, clutching only her wallet, her phone and her latest manuscript on a USB stick.


Monday History Talks

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Are you interested in the history of Mudgee and surrounding regions? Perhaps you have been working on gathering information on your family history?

Learn about local and family history from our guest speakers, ask questions and network with other history enthusiasts.

Light refreshments will be provided. A gold coin donation is appreciated.

Titas Dutta, Creative Director of Birati Samuho Performers Collective in Kolkata, India

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

KSCA is thrilled to be hosting Titas Dutta, Creative Director of Birati Samuho Performers Collective in Kolkata, India in June. Titas is a fellow of the Australia Council’s International Young Leaders Program and will do their secondment with KSCA. We couldn’t be more excited!

Meet Local Author Harold Treasure at Cowra Library

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

King's Spur is set in the Dargo High Plains last century and is inspired by distant Treasure relatives who are part of the High Country cattleman myths and legends.
This fictional story has its roots in history, wild remote landscapes and challenges faced by the first Europeans.


Author Talk- Monumental Disruptions

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in how a society commemorates and acknowledges its complex history and this topic is particularly relevant to Bathurst as we approach the bicentenary of the declaration of Martial Law and the Bathurst War between Wiradjuri and British nations. Do conventional statues and memorials reflect the complexity of our past? Meet one of the authors and join in the debate.


BOOK LAUNCH: I is for Ibis – An A to Z of Australian Birds

GANG GANG Gallery, Lithgow 206 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Join artist, mother, teacher, proud Wiradjuri woman and Lithgow local Jessica Ann Leffley as she celebrates the release of her new Children's book 'I is for Ibis - An A to Z of Australian Birds'
Refreshments and bubbles supplied!

WAYOUT Artspace – The Uncooperative End of Program Show

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

After 20 weeks of meeting with Cementa artists at WAYOUT in Kandos, The Uncooperative have produced a body of kooky, playful, and experimental new work for exhibition. This is The Uncooperative's first foray into exhibiting. Come see them shine!
Please join us for the opening at 4pm on 1 July 2023 at WAYOUT, 71 Angus Avenue, Kandos. All welcome.


Sculptures in the Garden

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

Sculptures in the Garden is an exciting event that combines garden design, large scale Australian sculpture and traditional art mediums in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee.



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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