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.
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Ukulele for Beginners with Simone

Tue 23 November 2021, - Tue 8 February 2022,

ONLINE. Receive a Mahalo Ukulele pack in the post, coloured stickers for easy learning, video instructions via email and one live online video lesson. Learn how to play Ukulele these School Holidays.

School Holidays at Bathurst Library

Tue 11 January - Thu 20 January


January School Holiday Program (Mid-Western Regional Council Library)

Mon 17 January at 10:00 am - Fri 28 January at 4:00 pm

MID-WESTERN REGIONAL LIBRARY, MUDGEE. Fun activities these schools holidays at your local library for ages 3-12. The Library’s Wizard of Oz themed program is sure to delight and entertain with various art and crafts, and movie afternoons. Make a tinman from recycled tins, create a flowerpot scarecrow, design a hot air balloon with buttons, and much more.

Making Headlines: School Holiday Workshop

Tue 18 January at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Tue 18 January 2022, at 10:00 am

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Experiment with transfers, stamps, collage and stencils and create your own front page featuring photographs taken 70 years ago for the Central Western Daily on display now in our exhibition Child’s Play: Growing up in Orange in the 1950s and 1960s.

School Holiday Workshop: Pinball Wizards

Wed 19 January

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Fancy yourself a pinball wizard? Join us to design and build your own pinball game out of cardboard and other found materials. This activity is inspired by our current exhibition Child’s Play: Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, and includes a brief tour of the exhibition. Suitable for kids aged 8+.

Anything goes craft

Thu 20 January at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Craft session for kids aged 3 to 7 years old.
Bookings required as spots are limited.


Sat 22 January at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Sun 23 January 2022, at 1:00 pm

One event on Mon 24 January 2022, at 1:00 pm

Beatboxing is the deep exploration of extended vocal techniques to find new sounds and combine them in new ways. Beatboxing practice can turn a vocalist into a drumkit, or a sample pad, or a lead melody line. It is an art form that has drastically evolved from its hip-hop roots and make its way into popular culture and contemporary music practice

School Holiday Workshop: Busy Badges

Mon 24 January

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Get busy with us making badges inspired by the Scouts in this school holiday workshop

Wine & Life Life Drawing

Wed 2 February - Wed 9 March

KEYSTONE 1889, BATHURST. Experience life drawing in a luxurious heritage theatre and boutique bar.

Mudgee Library Writing Circle

Mon 7 February at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day 7 of the month, repeating until Mon 19 December 2022,

MUDGEE LIBRARY, MUDGEE. Each term the group will examine a different genre or style of writing, with opportunities to get and give valuable feedback – receive encouragement – and refine your writing process.

2022 Term 1 – Sound Squad

Mon 7 February at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Ever been told you have a good voice? Like when you’re singing in the shower and think no one can hear you? CCA Sound Squad is all about NO judgement and ALL fun! For all students aged 10+ on Thursday’s 6-7PM!

Milky Way Masterclass – Cowra

Fri 6 May

COWRA. Do you want to learn night photography? Join multi award-winning photographer David Magro for a night under the stars! Beginners and Enthusiasts Welcome. The Masterclass is set in a classroom setting before enjoying the night photographing the stars. You will leave with beautiful photographs.


Thu 19 May - Sun 22 May

KANDOS. Cementa is a bi-annual contemporary arts festival in Kandos NSW. This festival brings together artists from urban and regional contexts for a four day celebration of the state of contemporary art in Australia. Taking its regional situation as focus, Cementa celebrates the diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities. We showcase contemporary art across the spectrums of generation, process, and practice.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at