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.

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

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


Mondays at the Museum

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Mondays at the Museum is a free one-hour session designed for 3–5-year-olds and their grown-ups to explore and create at Orange Regional Museum.


Adult Dance Class

Parkes Dance Co 128 - 134 Clarinda Street, Parkes, NSW

Adult dance classes are coming to PDC. A short 6 week term to work with busy schedules and a different style each week!

Art and Stay Mudgee

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

Rosby Wines have today announced the ultimate art and wine experience in Mudgee this March. As part of their highly anticipated 2023 artistic program, Rosby is offering a special promotion on the weekend of Saturday the 11th and Sunday the...

FABLES OF THE MUDGEE CAMEL by Michael Bourke at the Rosby Gallery

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

Depicted through a series of surrealist painting and written accounts, Mudgee-based painter Michael Bourke has captured the fascinating tales of the somewhat mythical Adolphus George Taylor – also known as The Mudgee Camel.



WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

The Uncooperative is an after-school social art program for young people. It is all about having fun in an inclusive and culturally safe space. If you are 13-19 years old and you like art, you are welcome to come and hang out.


EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC – Babies Music 0-2 years

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

This class is the ideal place for babies aged 0-2 to begin learning joy of music, in a fun and dynamic environment.
Babies begin learning about sounds, noise, pitch and rhythm - all while having fun in a relaxed environment with you!

Waste 2 Art Information Session

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Information session for teachers and community groups

Birds and Brushes

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

Join art teacher Jessie Leffley and learn a variety of techniques to draw your favourite feathered friends!


“Family Fridays” Music Class

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Come and join "Family Fridays" early childhood group class. Aimed at children under school age 0-5 year olds.


Join our Fibre Group

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW

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

Working the Waters

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Guest Curated by educator, curator and arts writer Ann Finegan, Working the Waters features a collection of video and installation works by artists Christine McMillan, Terry Burrows, Sue Pedley, Tina Havelock Stevens, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski.


River Yarn Fibre Festival

Carcoar School of Arts Icely St, Carcoar NSW 2791, Carcoar, NSW

Join for Carcoar's first ever Fibre Festival - a weekend of inspiring workshops and market stalls for knitting and yarn enthusiasts. Carcoar is praised as a wonderful piece of living history and a brilliant place to recharge the batteries, step back to yesteryear and immerse in local hospitality


Maker Space

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

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


Painters in the Paddock

Glen Alice Glen Alice

Local and visiting painters! Bring your kits and easels to scenic From The Paddock on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 10am to swap knowledge and spend the day painting the magnificent escarpments of the Wollemi National Park. Work your magic and who knows? You might sell a painting! And when you're ready for a break, we'll be ready to sell you delicious coffee, cool drinks, yummy snacks and light meals from our new menu. Huzzah!


Sunday Sketch Sessions

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

Drop-in, explore and draw the current exhibitions. All abilities and ages. FREE, all materials supplied, no bookings required.



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

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


All day oil painting class with Grahame Martin

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW

The group will be starting formal activities on 9 March with a fortnightly all day oil painting class with Grahame Martin. On alternative weeks, Grahame will be running a half day beginner’s class. Other activities on offer will include painting basics, textiles, polymer clay and paper based pursuits.

Autumn School Holiday Program

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

Colouring Activity by Smith & Jones + Todd Fuller Daily 10 - 21 April Join us in colouring your idea of home! Colouring activity inspired by Smith & Jones' new single and film clip by artist Todd Fuller. Artworks will...

Holiday Workshops

The Little Art Nook 190 Anson Street, Orange, NSW

Art workshops for kids.


Rainbow Portraits: School Holiday Program

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Create your own colourful family portraits at the Museum this school holidays.
Inspired by the historic portraits on display in the Museum, we’ll be creating some wild and wonderful portraits on canvas with the help of the humble squeegee.
Bring along a family picture to trace, or use those in our exhibition to create your own crazy family album.


April school holiday program ~ Slow Stitched Softies with Fiona Howle

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Beginners can learn to thread a needle, select fabrics and stitch character into their own soft feel design. Using soft touch materials and yarns to create a cute softie design. A great way to learn to sew.
For ages 12-18yrs


Kids Colour Club

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

A new series of cool, creative and colourful art making sessions at the gallery!
Using a range of materials create your own artwork inspired by the themes of our current exhibitions.


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.

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