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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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Bathurst Library Children’s Weekly Activities

Mon October 12 - Fri December 18

BATHURST LIBRARY, BATHURST. Children's programs are back in the library face to face from Term 4! Strict book conditions and covid restriction compliance apply

Parkes Painting Group

Wed December 2 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Wed 30 December 2020,

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

Jock Alexander Watercolour Workshop

Wed December 2 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Learn the basics of watercolour painting with Bathurst based artist Jock Alexander at BRAG

Evening for Educators

Thu December 3 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Gain valuable insight into our new long term exhibition Inherit with a private tour.

Freestyle Pottery Workshop

Fri December 4 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Make your own project with your own lump of mud. Hand build your dream pot or project and finish it off with a glaze.

Santa’s Ceramic Sweatshop of Ornaments

Fri December 4 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Learn how to roll slabs of clay, slump, mould, and decorate using stamping and incising techniques. Personalise with a beautiful festive colour palette of raw clay with a basic palette using specialty glazes

Lampshade Workshops – Orange

Fri December 4 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Pull out from your stash that favourite piece of natural fibre fabric and turn it into a magnificent lampshade for ceiling or a lamp base

Clay, Frida & Sangria Ceramic Platter

Fri December 4 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. In this workshop you will make a ceramic platter and apply Mexicana inspired designs in the flavour of the ever popular Frida Kahlo

Modern Watercolour Landscapes Workshop

Sat December 5 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. During this morning session you will learn simple landscape drawing, how to use, mix and control watercolour paints. You will take home a finished piece ready to frame plus a watercolour card to paint on.

Christmas Botanical Watercolour Workshop

Sat December 5 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Come and join Brooks Visual for a relaxed and fun workshop learning to create simple botanical illustrations, coloured with high quality watercolour pigments

Register Your Interest In: Beloved Monster Drama Company January Workshop

Fri 11 December 2020, at 8:00 am - Wed 13 January 2021, at 5:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. If you're looking for children's drama activities in 2021, the Beloved Monster Drama Company will be hosting workshops in January and after school in Term 1

Native Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sun December 13
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One event on Sun 13 December 2020, at 12:00 am

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Join Gallery Director Madeline Young for a fun 2 hour workshop and learn how to make your very own Native Christmas Wreath just in time for the festive season

School Holidays – Clay Workshop

Tue December 22 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FORBES. Join us at for a DIY Clay Workshop in the December School Holidays! 

School Holidays – Macrame Workshop

Wed 6 January 2021, at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FORBES. Join us for a Macrame Workshop and create some key rings and a beautiful macrame rainbow!

Summer Saturday Art Mornings

Sat 9 January 2021, - Sat 30 January 2021,

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. For ages 8 - 12 years. Taking inspiration from the ADRIENNE DOIG: It's All About Me! exhibition, participants will explore new materials and methods for making artworks including performance, paper based materials and weaving.

Festival Winds

Thu 8 April 2021, - Sun 11 April 2021,

ORANGE. Festival Winds includes workshops with local students, conversations, family-oriented performances, a featured item at the Opening Gala Concert and a full recital of book-ended woodwind quartets, duos and trios.

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