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.

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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.

Creation – Collage Workshop Expressions of Interest

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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) welcomes Expressions of Interest to join Deborah Kelly, instigating artist of CREATION, for a 2-day thematic collage making workshop.

Together we will contemplate Juundaal Strang-Yettica’s text We Am, which weaves the life world’s interconnections into the form of a prayer, especially written for the CREATION project.

Paint & Sip – Lone Woolfe Art – Rhonda

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

In this 2 hour casual, hands-on class, you'll be guided through the step by step process of creating your own masterpiece by an expert artist.

You'll learn the basic painting techniques and let your creativity run wild through your paintbrush and onto the canvas to create your own interpretation of the selected artwork for the night.

$71.50

Beginner and Enthusiast Photography Workshop – Orange, NSW

Orange Botanic Gardens 300 Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

This workshop is perfect for any beginner or enthusiast photographer wanting to learn more about their camera, gain a deeper understanding of camera controls and how to compose images.

$150.00
Event Series Bonsai Workshops

Bonsai Workshops

Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, NSW, Australia

In this workshop you will learn how to create your very own Bonsai to take home and be given the skills to maintain it. 

$50.00
Event Series Oil Painting Workshops

Oil Painting Workshops

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

These classes on every second and fourth Thursday of the month and are aimed at artists experienced in using oil paints. 

Your tutor, Grahame Martin has represented Australia and has featured in both national and international magazines.

$70.00

The Art of Packaging – Never Buy Another Vase!

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

This workshop will inspire and develop ideas and techniques for transforming packaging materials into works of art.

It is designed for adults to explore individual ways to express their ideas and creativity in upcycling packaging materials. It encourages packaging materials to be viewed as a resource for home or office. Take home ideas on collecting, sorting and storing your recycled resources.

$55

Condobolin Ceramics Group

Condobolin Community Centre Cnr of Bathurst St & Dennison st, Condobolin, NSW, Australia

The Condobolin Ceramics Group meets fortnightly on Sundays. Open to beginners and advanced.

Tuition is provided by the group as a whole and is needs based around what you want to create. 

Travel and Landscape Photography Workshop – Orange, NSW

Orange Botanic Gardens 300 Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The small group (maximum 6 people) allows you to practice your photography in a relaxed environment. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from an experienced photographer where I will share my insights and tips to help you take your photography to the next level!

$150.00
Event Series Afternoon Book Group

Afternoon Book Group

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Afternoon Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month (during February-November) from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

The first book group meeting of the year will be on 12 February.

Beginner and Enthusiast Photography Workshop – Orange, NSW

Orange Botanic Gardens 300 Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

This workshop is perfect for any beginner or enthusiast photographer wanting to learn more about their camera, gain a deeper understanding of camera controls and how to compose images.

$150.00
Event Series Culture Dose for Kids

Culture Dose for Kids

Mudgee Arts Precinct 90 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Mudgee Arts Precinct are inviting children aged 9–12 who are experiencing mild anxiety and their parents/caregivers, to take part in a calming and engaging eight-week art program.

This will be held over eight consecutive Saturdays.

Free

Alexander Technique Workshop

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

Experience the transformative power of the Alexander technique in this 3 hour workshop.

Learn to eliminate stress or pain, enhance performance and move with ease.

$50.00

Abstract Watercolour Workshop

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Gallery Director and abstract artist Madeline Young for a relaxing 3 hour workshop of abstract watercolour painting.

This workshop is designed to be a stress-free session of learning and experimentation for beginners as well as those who have some experience.

Join with like minded people in an inspiring and intimate setting and take some time out for yourself. Kids over the age of 12 welcome!

$120.00
Event Series Mondays at the Museum

Mondays at the Museum

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

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.
Each week we explore a different part of the museum before getting into a craft activity based on what we've discovered.
Mondays at the Museum are a great opportunity for parents and carers to enjoy time with their children in an educational environment and meet up with other Orange families.
Mondays at the Museum runs each Monday during school term

Free
Event Series Soundcheck

Soundcheck

Headspace's long-running Soundcheck program is back with Mitchell Conservatorium and Central West Women's Health Centre helping out. These are free music sessions for young people aged 12 to 25 years and are held every Monday during school terms.

Free
Event Series The Uncooperative

The Uncooperative

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

The Uncooperative is returning! Cementa has a whole new program for young people aged 13 to 19 years old in Kandos and surrounds.

Each week, an awesome Cementa artist will show you how to make cool stuff, you’ll get FREE afternoon tea and a FREE ride home.

Event Series Camera Club

Camera Club

Neighbourhood Central - Parkes Cnr Bushman & Currajong Streets, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Parkes Camera Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

All welcome!

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Gallery Director and fibre art enthusiast Madeline Young for a fun and stress-free evening of craft.

This class is aimed at beginners and is designed to be a relaxing introduction to the art of macrame. We’ll be making a simple plant hanger using a variety of versatile macrame knots.

This class is aimed at beginners and is suitable for children over the age of 12.

$80.00
Event Series Watercolour Classes with Caz Mackenzie

Watercolour Classes with Caz Mackenzie

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

Beginners are welcome. If you have some experience with watercolours then that’s great as well!
I provide all the materials for you to use on the night.
If you want to wear an apron then please bring your own. There are tea and coffee making facilities at the art rooms, please feel free to bring any snacks you may want for yourself.
Currently classes are for adults only i.e. not children's classes

$50

 

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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