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.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top 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 the Culture Maps Central NSW menu..

Kids Easter Creative Workshops

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

Wednesday 13th April - 10am Cookie Decorating These workshops offer a space for school holiday fun and creativity for 4 to 12 year old’s. The kids have fun with various art and craft projects. Children are to bring morning tea & water...


Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

This April school holidays you can join Circa, one of the world’s leading circus companies, for an intensive workshop series exploring the art of danger. This workshop is suitable for ages 13 - 17.

Youth Crafternoon at Kandos Library

Kandos Library 40 Angus Avenue, Kandos, NSW

Join an afternoon of various crafting activities with other youth at Kandos.


All day oil painting class with Grahame Martin

Perthville Community Hall 20 Rockley Street, Perthville, NSW

The group will be starting formal activities on 9 March with a fortnightly all day oil painting class with Grahame Martin. On alternative weeks, Grahame will be running a half day beginner’s class. Other activities on offer will include painting basics, textiles, polymer clay and paper based pursuits.


Bathurst Goldfields 428 Conrod Straight, BATHURST, NSW

Danny Cohen and his brother Marin head up Cartoon Kingdom, Australia’s largest cartooning
company specialising in entertainment and children’s educational programs. Its cartoon camps
operate in eight countries around the world and in most ciies and towns across the country


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

As we head into Autumn, the weather is cooling down and Mudgee is bringing its best self. To celebrate, we are offering a special promotion on the weekend of Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of March for you to stay at the exclusive Rosby Guesthouse and attend an intimate painting art workshop with David Newman-White. The ultimate art and wine experience.


Nomad String Quartet Workshop

Nomad is a String Quartet with the energy of a rock band and the spontaneity of a jazz ensemble.
This workshop is FREE for all current Orange Youth Orchestra members.
All young orchestral musicians are invited to participate, and observers are welcome also!

Mudgee WAYOUT_blp Workshop

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Come to a talk and discussion in the Mudgee Arts Precinct Cultural Workshop #1 to find out how you can lend an object you live with and can do without for 6 weeks, to help make WAYOUT_blp in Kandos in May/June this year. WAYOUT_blp artist, Margaret Roberts, hopes to arrange many personal objects on the floor of the WAYOUT building to make a simple shape that she sees as a communal expression of regard for the places we all need to live in.


Self-care Sundays @ Borrodell

Borodell Vineyard 298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange, NSW

Stretch and breathe your cares away as you soak in the tranquil views of the Towac Valley. Finish the indulgence with a healthy light brunch and a glass of bubbles. Because, why not? What better way to begin the day.


Herman Pekel Watercolour workshop

Bathurst Art Retreat 106 McIntosh Road, Freemantle, NSW

4 day en Pleinair watercolour workshop with Herman Pekel.

Manga And Anime Squad

Mudgee Library Event Zone, Level 2, 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW

Calling all anime, manga, and cosplay fans!

Free entry

Level Up

Mudgee Library - Event Zone 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW

Gamers Wanted!


“Family Fridays” Music Class

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

Come and join "Family Fridays" early childhood group class. Aimed at children under school age 0-5 year olds.


Maker Space

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Every Saturday from 10am for free and creative Makerspace. All ages welcome. No bookings required. Just bring your imagination.


Artist-led Workshop: Japanese Calligraphy with Iku

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Join Iku for a tour of her exhibition Invisible Connection followed by an introduction to the beautiful art of Japanese brush calligraphy. Participants will learn about the history of brush calligraphy in Japan and be guided by Iku through the process of painting pictographic characters with an ink-soaked brush and focused mind.


Floral Workshop by Botanica Flora

Botanica Flora 'The Collective', 187 Lords Place, Orange, NSW

Floral Workshop with Botanica Flora - learn how to create your own bespoke floral vase arrangement using Dried and Preserved Botanicals


The Hotel Canobolas, Orange 248 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

An artwork full of beauty, the perfect gift or decor for your home. Great for those that enjoy painting in detail.


The Art in the Park

Machattie Park Bordered by William, Keppel, Russell & George St, Bathurst, NSW

Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Put the dates in your diaries. All are welcome ...


Wheel Based Pottery Program

Lithgow Valley Colliery and Pottery Site Lithgow, NSW

The Old Lithgow Pottery has been known for its pottery since the 1800s, and with this hands-on class you’ll enjoy an introduction to traditional wheel based clay work. Join local artisan Anthony Brinks in this historical workshop learn how to work raw clay, fire, and glaze your own work.



Wiradjuri Study Centre, Condobolin Cnr Cunningham & McDonnell Street, Condobolin, NSW

Language lessons supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Languages and Arts program.



WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

The Uncooperative is an after-school social art program for young people. It is all about having fun in an inclusive and culturally safe space. If you are 13-19 years old and you like art, you are welcome to come and hang out.


EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC – Babies Music 0-2 years

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

This class is the ideal place for babies aged 0-2 to begin learning joy of music, in a fun and dynamic environment.
Babies begin learning about sounds, noise, pitch and rhythm - all while having fun in a relaxed environment with you!


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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