Welcome to our BIG 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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Tall Short Artists Term 3 Classes

Thu July 30 - Fri September 25

ORANGE. Excited to be running after school art classes in Term 3 at OPS! Thursday arvos- Grades 3-6.

Limestone Carving Sculpture Workshop with Ken Hutchinson and Bush Furniture Carpentry with Junee’s Brian Beasley

Sat September 19 - Sun September 20

CANOWINDRA. Your workshop leaders, Ken Hutchinson and Brian Beasley will guide and mentor you over both days and help you unlock your creative and artistic inner self.

Adaptation – Online Workshops with Goldberg Aberline Studio

Tue September 22 at 10:30 am
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One event on Tue 15 September 2020, at 10:30 am

One event on Tue 22 September 2020, at 10:30 am

ONLINE. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is working with Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS) to create a giant inflatable sculpture for display at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, and we are asking members of the Bathurst community to help!

Parkes Painting Group

Wed September 23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 30 December 2020,

PARKES. Parkes Painting Group meets at Northparkes Oval every Wednesday from 10am-4pm.

Art School at the Pottery

Fri September 25 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri 6 November 2020,

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Artists and Photographers to either sketch/paint in or photograph the grounds.

Draw the Iconic Lithgow Pottery with Ashlee Bucholtz

Sat September 26 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Drawing is an essential part of every art and design specialism, as well for those who wish to work in the creative industries, or for those who just want to have fun and that is at the heart of what we do here at the Pottery.

German Graffiti – Create Your Berliner Graffiti Masterpiece

Sun September 27 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

LITHGOW. Learn the history and origins of this global underground phenomenon. Receive instruction on how to make your own street art and graffiti. Study new and famous examples of Berlin street art. Create your own Berliner street art piece

Spring School Holiday Classes

Mon September 28 - Thu October 1

CWA HALL, ORANGE. Visual arts workshops.

Rock Painting & Tie Dye – School Holidays Workshop

Wed September 30 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FORBES. Registrations essential // BBQ Lunch included // Children under 9 years must be supervised by an adult

Macrame for Beginners

Wed September 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed 30 September 2020, at 6:00 pm

One event on Wed 11 November 2020, at 6:00 pm

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Join Gallery Director and fibre art enthusiast Madeline Young-Holborow for a fun and stress-free evening of craft.

Wonderful Weaving Workshops over 3 days in October

Fri October 2 - Sun October 4

A three day festival of artistic workshops coming to Bathurst in October in watercolour, fibre and clay.

Makers Month

Fri October 2 - Sat October 31

THE FOUNDATIONS, PORTLAND. Events will include workshops, artwork and sculpture installations, opportunities for artists to explore the site, historical site tours, walking and running tours around the trails, kids eco and sustainability workshops and much more…

Weave a Textured Wall Hanging – Beginner’s Frame Loom Weaving

Fri October 2 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BATHURST. Learn to weave with Blue Mountains Fibre Artist, Rebecca Muscat. In this workshop, you will learn to weave on a Frame Loom to make your own modern textured wall hanging.

Clay Workshop – Ceramic Nesting Plates

Fri October 2 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Hand build your own ceramic nesting plates. Get your hands dirty and walk away with the satisfaction that you’ve created an original.

Re-Upholster, Repair and Rejuvenate – Workshop

Sat October 3 - Sun October 4

THE FOUNDATIONS, PORTLAND. Learn the correct and safe procedures on how to strip and reupholster a chair or learn how to strip furniture, and the different timber finishes, as you rejuvenate your own piece of timber furniture.

Beginner’s Rigid Heddle Weaving – Weave a Cosy Scarf

Sat October 3 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Create your own beautiful cosy woollen scarf in just 3.5 hours!

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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.

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