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.

It’s free to submit your local events.

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.

Marang Connections Calendar of Free Events

Marang Connections is a free 12-month program aiming to increase resilience, wellbeing and social connections for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 8-16 years. Young people will be offered one workshop/session per month facilitated by professional and reputable organisations to promote marang (well/good - Wiradjuri) lifestyles and connections.

Woodworking Course

Molong Molong, NSW, Australia

How you can make a Windsor Stool.
Using traditional hand tools learn how to make a beautiful stool from green wood logs.


Maker Space

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Every Saturday from 10am for free and creative Makerspace. All ages welcome. No bookings required. Just bring your imagination.


Artist Mei Zhao Workshops

The Annexe 30 Williwa Street, Portland, NSW, Australia

Artist Mei Zhao, winner of the 2022 The Foundations Artist Residency Prize awarded to a National Art School Masters graduate, is running 2 workshops over the coming weekends to produce a collaborative community art work.

Tulip Table Runner

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW, Australia

Come along and learn how to make this exquisite table runner. You will learn how to cut fabric and assemble into this tulip design.


SUNDAY STITCH: Heather Dunn, Experimental Eco-Weaving

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

Learn the basics of the timeless, simple frame loom and create an abstract landscape weaving use found, reclaimed and reused materials in the weft.



Wiradjuri Study Centre, Condobolin Cnr Cunningham & McDonnell Street, Condobolin, NSW, Australia

Language lessons supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Languages and Arts program.


Join our Fibre Group

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW, Australia

This group will work on a weekly activity to learn and share new knowledge and skills.



The Art and Craft Room Forbes Forbes, NSW

I am super excited to be bringing STEAM to The Art and Craft Room. We will be running three afternoon sessions in June and we will be working on some amazing projects:
Create a Balance Sculture
Build a Solar System
Construct a Paper Boat (and sail it)



t.arts Gallery, Bathurst 47 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

April 15-16 Intermediate Throwing
May 13-14 Planters and Pinch Pots
June 10-11 Beginner Wheel Throwing
July 8-9 Hand Built Dishes and Pinch Pots
August 12-13 Wok Pots and Press Mold Vessels
September 9-10 Planters and Pinch Pots
October 7-8 Christmas Decorations/Gifts, Candle Holders


Art Group

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Free art workshops. All welcome.

LIFE DRAWING with Anthony Cahill

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

WHAT: Figure drawing with live model

Quick workshop: Arts Marketing (NEW DATE)

Cowra Railway Station 16 Mid Western Highway, Cowra, NSW, Australia

One hour of quick, easy and accessible arts marketing tips for the arts and creative sector.

Free, bookings required

Quick workshop: Arts Funding (NEW DATE)

Cowra Railway Station 16 Mid Western Highway, Cowra, NSW, Australia

An hour and a half overview of arts funding including time to briefly discuss your funding plans.

Free, bookings required

Flora and Fauna – Drawing Workshop

Maldhan Ngurr Nurra Lithgow Transformation Hub Bridge Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Join art teacher Jessica Ann Leffley who will guide you to create a unique painting.
Flannel Flowers or furry friends, use an array of materials to create a unique portrait of your favourite Australian plant or animal.


Needle Felted Mouse

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW, Australia

You will learn how to create a form using needle felting. Further classes will be scheduled to create more intricate forms.



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

Mindful Japanese art of mending to give a new life to broken pottery.
Kintsugi is a century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using Urushilacquer and gold dust based on the philosophy of Wabi Sabi finding beauty in imperfection.


Intro to Linocut

Orange Art Society 22 Sale Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Marilyn Hickey will take us through the basics of Linocut Printmaking.

Whitney Spicer Artclass

Heifer Station Wines 1034 The Escort Way orange, ORANGE, NSW, Australia

A guided painting experience with local artist Whitney Spicer.


Art in the Park

Machattie Park Bordered by William, Keppel, Russell & George St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Put the dates in your diaries. All are welcome ...



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

Get a taste of welding! Maurice Berry returns to Rosby again this year to host this popular and seriously fun, two-day workshop. During this hands-on course you’ll learn the fundamental skills required to carry out basic welding techniques using inverter stick welders. The workshop will equip you with the ability and confidence to turn scrap metal into a garden feature, work of art or sculpture. At the completion of this workshop you’ll walk away with a few new friends and a unique creation of your own to treasure for years to come.

Winter School Holiday Workshop

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

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Winter themed art making workshops at the gallery
- Paper snowflake garlands
- Badge making

candle making workshop

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW, Australia

world u like to make some candles why note come to our event

Two day upholstery workshop

2nd Orange Scout Group 94 Kite Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August 2023 9:30am - 5pm 2nd Scout Hall 94 Kite Street Orange NSW 2800   Please visit our website for full details and bookings. www.chairrepairschool.com.au


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

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