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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Heart for Clay Pottery Classes

Heart for Clay 103 Havannah Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Hand building and wheel instruction. Price includes clay and firing.

Classes available either individually or with a friend or two. 

$50.00

Introduction to Writing for Self-Care

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Facilitated by Ann-marie Bywater, Introduction to Writing for Self-Care runs over six weeks.
It is a safe and supportive space for participants to explore a variety of writing techniques and the positive effects they can have on our wellbeing, while also engaging in meaningful self-reflection and creative expression.

This group is open to anyone over 18 years, whether you have prior journalling experience or you're just starting out.

$315.00
Event Series Arts & Crafts Bar

Arts & Crafts Bar

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

The Art & Craft Bar is an opportunity for you and your family and friends to dip your toes into the world of art and craft possibilities. Create something fun and memorable together, something special for yourself or a loved one while adults can have a coffee or tea from our in-house espresso machine.

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. 

Event Series Pencil Drawing with Tina Beaumont

Pencil Drawing with Tina Beaumont

The Odd Sock Gallery - Art & Craft Supplies + Gallery 8 Farm Lane, #Shop 4, Blayney, NSW, Australia

In this 2 hour class, you'll learn to master the skills of everyday drawing. The class is suitable for anyone starting out, or if you want to build on existing skills. Every week, Tina will work with each student to help build on what has been learnt to help create a consistent technique and master your drawings.

$30
Event Series Art Classes for K-Y3

Art Classes for K-Y3

Get the creative juices flowing, as you learn about the Australian Artist Kevin (Pro) Hart. 

During this 8 week term, students will paint outback scenes, paint dragon flyers and paint on unusual surfaces like carpet. 

$215
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 Printmaking Sessions

Printmaking Sessions

Mudgee Art House Mudgee, NSW

Looking to unlock your creativity or simply try something new. Perhaps our new weekly relief printing sessions are just what you’re looking for.

Learn a variety of printmaking techniques while you design, carve and print your own designs.

$50
Event Series Tuesday Kids Club

Tuesday Kids Club

Bilingarra Indigenous Art & Culture 1006 Great Western Hwy, Bowenfels, NSW, Australia

Mums, Dads, Carers, take some time out while kids under 5 have fun painting with new friends and learn a Wiradjuri word.

$20

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!

Event Series Kids Art Classes

Kids Art Classes

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

Got a young artist? Someone who loves being creative and learning?

We have kids art classes Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons for all ages. 

Knitting Group

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Learn a new skill and just enjoy the good company

Event Series Open Studio – Social Art Group

Open Studio – Social Art Group

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

Welcome to the ultimate creative playground—the Open Studio at The Little Art Company, exclusively for adult artists, whether you're a budding beginner or a seasoned pro! It's your chance to bring your wildest ideas or ongoing projects to life using our top-notch art materials right here in our studio.

$40

Painting Group

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

Painting groups every Thursday at Northside Chapel.

Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to come along.

$5.00

Plein Air Painting Workshop

David Isbester Gallery 51 Gaskill St,, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

A two day workshop for painting and drawing in and around picturesque Canowindra NSW.

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.

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

Mosaic Workshop

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

Karin Smith will be running this creative workshop.

Take a break from the everyday and create something unique and your very own.

Lithgow Heritage Sketching Walk Workshop with Kerry O’Donnell

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

Use sketches and colour analysis to create personal responses to Lithgow’s rich architectural and industrial heritage with Kerry O'Donnell.

A walking tour for adults, easy to medium grade.

$112.50
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

Mystery Knit / Crochet-A-Long

Koorawatha Memorial Hall 4334 Olympic Highway, Koorawatha, NSW, Australia

Join the fun, pick between knitting and crochet and make a mystery shall together using your preferred craft!

Chromatherapy Abstract Art Workshop

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

Create a chromatic bold abstract artwork on canvas in mixed media in the GANG GANG gallery studio or from the comfort of your own home.

$96.61

 

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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