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..

Archie 100 Saturday Talks: WENDY SHARPE, artist

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Wendy Sharpe, Archibald Prize winner in 1996 and finalist 8 times, talks about her experience with Australia's oldest and most-loved portrait prize.

Festival of Seniors (Parkes)

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW

Celebrate all things seniors this February at Parkes Shire Library's Festival of Seniors. Come along this February to an author talk by Margaret Dwyer, your very own library lock-in and celebrate with a photo board of your life from 1975 and music in the library on Throwback Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the full festivities below and remember to contact us to make sure you don't miss out!

Artists Talk: Laurence Edwards

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Developed in partnership with Messums Wiltshire, A Gathering of Uncertainties presents the culmination of 10 years of work by British sculptor Laurence Edwards. This is the first comprehensive survey of Edwards’ work to be shown in Australia, offering a rare encounter with one of the UK’s leading figurative artists.

Parkes Festival of Seniors: Author Talk

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW

The Parkes Shire Library Festival of Seniors kicks off this week on Wednesday 1st February. Join us this Friday, 3rd February at 6:00pm for our first BIG event of the festival, an Author Talk with local author Margaret Dwyer! For full event details and to book your spot please contact the library on 02 6861 2309.

Laurence Edwards and Fiona Gruber in Conversation

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Join Laurence Edwards in Conversation with Fiona Gruber followed by a screening of 'Yoxman – While the Whole World Changes Tune'

Monday History Talk

Mudgee Library Event Zone, Level 2, 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW

Please join us at Mudgee Library for our next Monday History Talk with special guest Dr Catherine Bishop.


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.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).