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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom 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 Culture Maps Central NSW.

Cultural Art Workshop

The Quarry Restaurant & Cellar Door 7191 Lachlan Valley Way, Cowra, NSW

As a part of our Indigenous Heritage Week we are blessed to offer a Cultural Art Workshop hosted by the amazing artist Michaela Jeffries. Held at the beautiful Quarry Restaurant you will learn the how and why of Indigenous art and make your artwork while have a little bit to eat and a complimentary wine on arrival.


Musical Busking Workshop

River Park, Cowra outside the swimming pool, Cowra, NSW

The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

Cultural Dance Workshop

Sid Kallas Oval, Cowra 27 Young Road, Cowra

Cultural Dance Workshop Presenter – Dinawan’s Connection: Stevie Taylor, Warren Williams All ages – Learn cultural dance moves and the stories behind them including a traditional War Cry that you can help us perform at our game on Saturday the...

Clay Earring Workshop

Criterion Hotel, Grenfell 105 Main St, Grenfell, NSW

Did you miss out on the Clay Earring Workshop at the Cri ??
Let the guys know at the Criterion Hotel Grenfell NSW and you could be in luck with another workshop!


Yarn the Mountain

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

Come along and learn a simple yarn project and yarn to others.
No experience or materials required.


Mudgee Library Writing Circle

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

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.


Mondays at the Museum

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Mondays at the Museum is a one-hour, fun-filled, art and craft session designed to engage and inspire 3–5 year-olds and their carers.
Each week we explore a different object in the museum's exhibitions before getting into a craft activity based on what we've discovered.

FREE, please book

Art Hints, Tips and Techniques

Lee Street Hall. Kelso 7 Lee Street, KELSO, NSW

Come and learn some very useful and fun techniques in this small group setting.


Kids After School Classes

Mudgee Art House Mudgee, NSW

Our Monday after school art classes are the perfect artistic outlet for you’re the little Picasso, Rodin or Pro Hart in your life. Each week/term we introduce your budding artist to a number of different activities and mediums, guaranteeing inspired creations, exposure to a wide range of artistic experiences and a lot of fun and friendships along the way.



Oberon RSL Cnr Oberon St and Dudley Sts, Oberon, NSW

All ages welcome - men & women, boys & girls, including beginners.


Play with Forbes Town Band

Forbes Town Band Hall 165 Rankin Street (opposite Bernardi's), Forbes, NSW

Can you play an instrument? Are you a bit rusty? Join the band!


Oil Painting

Lee Street Hall. Kelso 7 Lee Street, KELSO, NSW

This is a weekly workshop run every Wednesday. You will learn mixing colours, composition, atmospheric and distance perception.


Marramarra Makerspace

Marramarra Makerspace Studio, Parkes Shire council Parkes Library, Bogan St, Parkes, NSW

The Marramarra Makerspace Studio is a flexible STEAM space in the Parkes Shire Library and Cultural Centre.
Free to use for library members the space fosters learning, creativity and opportunities in the areas of STEM and the Arts.



Kandos Library Angus Ave, Kandos, NSW

Come along to an afternoon of various crafting activities.
New and funky, or old school and traditional, each session includes something for everyone. All materials are supplied. Held at Kandos Library on the second Tuesday of each month.


David Mason Portrait Workshop Series

Orange Art Society 22 Sale Street, Orange, NSW

We have several workshops coming up with David Mason, leading up to our Central West Portrait Artist of the Year competition which will run during October, November and December - in conjunction with Wellington Arts and Fresh Arts Dubbo.


Baby Music (Term 3)

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

To make sure you get the benefits of those Dine & Discover vouchers before June 30th, we have popped up our Baby Music tickets for Term 3 a little early. 


Page Turners – Teen Book Club

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Each month we'll discuss a selected Young Adult book, as well as other titles you've been reading lately.


Polyclay Earring Workshop

The Greens on William, Bathurst 29 William St, Bathurst, NSW

This is the perfect workshop as you to unwind and relax on a Saturday morning. Join our Polymer Clay workshop with Emma from Everwild Studio.

Rag Rug Tutorial

Platform Arts Hub: Blayney Railway Station Blayney Railway Station, Blayney, NSW

This is a hands on tutorial, teaching students how to make their own rag rag.


Writing Workshops

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Are you keen to start writing a work of fiction, non-fiction or a family memoir? Need some tips and support? Kerry Chater can help you write your story in this series of four writing workshops.


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.

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