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.

Filmmaking Workshops

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Orange Open Air with the support of Orange Regional Arts Foundation @artsorangensw are proud to host AACTA award-winning screenwriter and director, Monica Zanetti @mon_zans_gram , across two days of filmmaking workshops at the Orange Regional Art Gallery.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Manga and anime squad

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Held on the third Wednesday of each month, join this fun event and meet fellow enthusiasts. Explore different styles, techniques, and share from your experience.

Free, bookings required

Fun Craft Activities for Young Carers

Community Room, Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre 98 Russell St, Bathurst, nsw

If you're a young carer, why not join other young carers every second Wednesday for a fun CRAFTERNOON?


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. 

Drawing Marathon

Hill End Hill End, NSW

Hill End Arts Council present a five-day life drawing intensive in Hill End with Fran O'Neill of the New York Studio School.


Non-Tutored Life Drawing

Atelier d'Airy Creative Bentick and Princess Street, Bathurst, NSW

Bookings are now open for the non-tutored life drawing sessions in August and September.

Life Drawing at Platform

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

Join us for an afternoon of life drawing at Platform Arts Hub Blayney

Creative Mastery Program

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

Creative Mindmapping & Creative Vision Board Mastery Program


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.


Birds and Brushes – Kandos – Drawing Workshop

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

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


Spend a day in the beautiful Gang Gang Gallery wrangling vines, twigs and leaves into a basket. In this workshop you will learn a number of random weaving techniques as well as how to harvest and prepare a range of...

WORKSHOP – Make your own nuno felted scarf!

The Annexe 30 Williwa Street, Portland, NSW

In this workshop you will learn how to create a nuno felted scarf. Nuno felting is the process of felting onto a silk base. At the end of the workshop you will have a completed scarf to take with you.

Australian Poetry Slam 2022

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

The Australian Poetry Slam is running again, live and in-person at the Bathurst Library. If you are interested in poetry or performance poetry, or you know someone who might be, please feel free to share the below information and attached image.


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. 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

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