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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Mosaic Workshops, Gulgong

Gulgong Showgrounds Grivillea Street, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

11am - 0-7 young mosaic with card (fish bowl) limited to 8 students with adult supervision. Explore colour, shapes, sizes and the imagination though creating a fish bowl - FREE

1pm - Ages 7yr and over. Beginner mosaic (colours). Limited to 10 students. Create colourful patterns or image with mosaic glass with the base learning and materials - $25

Sound Advice – Touring Regional NSW


Are you an artist or in a band that would love to get out on the road?

Touring in regional NSW offers opportunities to play new venues, develop your live performance, grow your audience and connect with other artists. But, it’s important to consider when you’ll get the most out of touring and make sure you’re ready to hit the road.


Board Game Afternoon Wallerawang Library

Wallerawang Library Main Street, Wallerawang, NSW, Australia

There will be a variety of games to play, including but not limited to: Catan, Ticket to Ride Europe, Sheriff of Nottingham, and you can even learn Magic: The Gathering. This is a chance to bring the board game community together, make new friends, learn a new game or bring your favourite to the table to share with others.

All are welcome, and no prior gaming experience is required, though most games will be suitable for people 16 years and older.

Event Series Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing Workshop

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

Immerse yourself in a 2-hour Introduction to Life Drawing workshop with local artist Tim Miller at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

$30 BRAGS members, $35 non-members, all materials supplied, and no experience required.

Fabric Collage & Slow Stitching

Northside Chapel, Forbes 59 Johnson Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Are you in need of a little downtime? Could you benefit from some mindful activities? Would you like to connect with other adults? If so, then this workshop is for you.

Join us for this fabric collage workshop and connect with fellow women from the Central West.


Make a Windsor Chair

Molong Molong, NSW, Australia

Using traditional hand tools learn how to make a beautiful chair from green wood logs.

Life Drawing with Anthony Cahill

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

Figure drawing with live model
Cost includes nibbles & bubbles

Make/Do – Teen Meet-Up – Orange City Library

Orange City Library (part of Central West Libraries) 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Make/Do/Read/Listen/Chill - Gather together after school to decompress and relax.

Make/Do is a safe space for you to catch up with friends, chat about books, listen to music and hang out.

Each week you will have the opportunity to try a new activity, but if you prefer to sit and read, you can!

Aimed at tweens and teens from 10-16

Event Series Arts & Crafts Bar

Arts & Crafts Bar

The Little Art Company 11 Ryall Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

The Drop-In Art & Craft Bar is a fantastic opportunity to explore your creativity without booking into a workshop!

There are various activities to choose from including mini canvas painting, ceramic mug and plate design, key ring and pet tag designs, easel painting, pet rock and pebble pal designs, nature crafts and our collage and card-making station will be available.


Mosaic Lamp Workshops

CWA Hall Orange Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Come along and spend a few fun-filled hours with us learning the wonderful craft of Turkish mosaic lamp making!

Various lamps to choose from.

Orange Turkish Mosaic Lamp Making Workshops

Orange CWA Hall Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Make the mosaic lamp of your dreams in just one fun workshop with Australia's home of Turkish arts and crafts - Love in Istanbul.

Playback at Kandos Museum

Kandos Museum 22 Buchanan Street, Kandos, NSW, Australia

Invitation to participate Playback Kandos is an art project that invites you to listen to a narration of an object and then translate it into material form. The project is framed by a recorded description of a selected item from the Kandos Museum collection. Playback creates a space for attention and intention. Through the actions of listening, interpreting and re-making, each rendition will contribute a unique reading of that object, re-told through the kinks of perception and lived experience. Each edition is made signature by the maker’s hand, expressing their relationship to material and social expression.


Random Weave Basket Making Workshop

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

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...

Handmade Paper Workshop

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

Learn to make hand made paper, add flowers both fresh and dried, raw cotton and colours to make beautiful paper. Learn to prepare your pulp, to make Plantable Papers, adding seeds, and embossing wet papers. We will discuss handmade paper for painting and calligraphy, and hot press paper on the night.


Pen & Ink Drawing Workshop

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

The workshop is full of practical tips and knowledge about the materials you are using that will immediately help with your handling of ink, and lower the mistake rate associated with ink use.

Suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced.

Event Series Art Essentials – Childrens Workshop

Art Essentials – Childrens Workshop

The Little Art Company 11 Ryall Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

After School students have the opportunity to learn a wide range of art-making skills including drawing, painting, collage and sculpture as well as the elements and principles of art and design.

We provide a fun and creative space to learn and experiment with different mediums including charcoal, pencil, oil pastels, ink, watercolours, acrylics and much more.


t.arts Gallery, Bathurst 47 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

April 15-16 Intermediate Throwing
May 13-14 Planters and Pinch Pots
June 10-11 Beginner Wheel Throwing
July 8-9 Hand Built Dishes and Pinch Pots
August 12-13 Wok Pots and Press Mold Vessels
September 9-10 Planters and Pinch Pots
October 7-8 Christmas Decorations/Gifts, Candle Holders

Pottery Workshops – Millthorpe

CWA Hall Millthorpe Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

9 September - 9am to 1pm 9 September - 2pm to 6pm 10 September - 9am to 1pm Workshops — Ant Hill Pottery

Bathurst | Industry Development Workshop & Networking Event

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Destination Central West NSW welcomes all businesses in the visitor economy to join tourism experts, The Destination Agency, in a free tourism workshop and networking event.

This immersive and collaborative session will bring industry together to learn about the power of delivering great tourism experiences for your business and the destination. The workshop will also explore the fundamentals needed to better promote your tourism business.


Tulip Table Runner

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

Due to popular demand, this workshop is again being offered.

Event Series Slow Stitching

Slow Stitching

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

Slow Stitching
The art of combining textiles and threads.
Learning to slow down our over-active minds and bodies.
To find enjoyment in doing something pleasurable.

Event Series Rosebank Art Workshops

Rosebank Art Workshops

Rosebank Guest House and Gallery, Millthorpe 38 - 40 Victoria St, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Spend the day drawing and painting with Jenny in the beautiful gardens and studio in Millthorpe.

Jenny will explore the landscape and garden to find new ways of seeing and interpreting the landscape around us.



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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