Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Events

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.

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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).

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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.

Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Join Melissa Jackson and Kerry-Ann Tape, First Nations family history specialists, for our Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors workshop for mob, in collaboration with the History Council of NSW.

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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.

FREE

Writing Workshop with Annie Seaton

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Do you have a story to write? Do you have a story ready to publish? Come along and learn all the tips and tricks for polishing your manuscript so it is ready to submit to a publisher or self publish. From Annie Seaton, one of Australia’s most successful self-published authors.

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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.

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Crafternoon

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.

FREE

Elements of story writing with Annie Seaton

Grenfell Community Hub Main Street, Grenfell, NSW

Join Australian author Annie Seaton in this great writing workshop.
What are the basic elements required? What are the extra elements that contribute to a great story? What part does conflict play in crafting a story? How to plan and write a story.

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Aboriginal Site Awareness Training Workshop

Cranebook School Wolgan Valley Wolgan Valley, NSW

Mingaan Wiradjuri invites you to attend our Aboriginal Site Awareness Training Workshops for September to be held at Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley in two back to back rounds

Creative Workshops for Adults

Kinross Wolaroi School Derek Pigot Auditorium, Orange Orange, NSW

Kinross Wolaroi School's Visual Arts and Textiles Faculty is offering three exciting creative workshops for adults on Saturday 17th September: Marbling with Penny Chandler - Discover the ancient Turkish art of Ebru applied to a range of fabrics. Learn a range of techniques and create your own marbled silk scarf.

$200.00

Hands-on workshop with Annie Seaton

Grenfell Community Hub Main Street, Grenfell, NSW

Join Australian author Annie Seaton in this great writing workshop.

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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

Pets on Paper – Drawing Workshop – Lithgow

Western Sydney University, Maldhan gurr Ngurr, Lithgow Transformation Hub, Lithgow 154 Mort St, Lithgow, NSW

Join local artist, teacher and mum, Jessie Leffley, as she facilitates a workshop using multimedia materials to draw your pets!

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The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

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Kids Model Railway Workshops

Bathurst Rail Museum 126 Havannah Street, Bathurst, NSW

Do you have or know of a child aged 10-12 who is super keen on model railway building?
The Museum’s creative workshops might just be the perfect holiday activity

Smart Phone SF3 Film Workshop

Western Sydney University, Maldhan gurr Ngurr, Lithgow Transformation Hub, Lithgow 154 Mort St, Lithgow, NSW

This FREE workshop for 10-18 year-olds will be delivered by SF3 (SmartFone Flickfest, Australia's international film festival) at the Lithgow Transformation Hub. Learn smart device skills to turn you into a creativity powerhouse. SF3 provides training and a platform for budding and emerging young filmmakers to bring their ideas to life, and the potential to have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.

Smart Phone SF3 Film Workshop

Maldhan Ngurr Nugrra Lithgow Transformation Hub 154 Mort Street, Lithgow, NSW

INSPIRING ALL LOCAL10-18 YEAR-OLDS WITH A SMARTPHONE TO TELL STORIES THROUGH FILM
That great story you have always thought would make a great film - now's your chance to tell it!

Free

‘ABSTRACTION EXPRESSIONISM, LANDSCAPE’ WITH PETER GRIFFEN

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

The workshop will begin with ‘abstract loosening up’ exercises – taking a line for a walk and splashing with colour – setting the tone for participants to work in their own individual ways throughout the workshop.

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The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

 

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 artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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