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.

A Night in Nashville

Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange, NSW

A Night in Nashville is an event for the Orange community, for locals and to welcome tourists, that provides a great night of country music, themed costumes, entertainment, food and fun! The event will feature and bring exposure to local musicians, artists, suppliers and vendors.

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Martin Coyte: Before you know

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Full of emotion, expression and at points stillness, Before you know invites you to be immersed in intense and intimate compositions that connect to everyday life.

Molong Christmas Shopping Night

Molong Molong, NSW

Join in the cheer at the Molong Christmas Shopping Night!
Fill up your Christmas stockings with lots of goodies from the local Molong shops, kids maker markets and much more.

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS Exhibition

Scouts Hall, Orange 94 Kite Street, Orange, NSW

Colour City Creatives present - CREATIVE CHRISTMAS Exhibition

While the World Waits Exhibition (Oberon)

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW

In 2022, artists from across the Central West have been asked to use the CD as a jumping off point and inspiration for new work. This unique opportunity for regional visual artists to create artworks in response to regional music has been a labour of love for Arts OutWest. While the World Waits Exhibition is a curated exhibition in which selected artists each respond to one or more tracks, title or words on the album.
The exhibition will showcase work from across all mediums. You will see painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, moving image, animation, photography, glass and textiles.

R.O.A.M if you want to

Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW

The term “DRAG” is said to originate from Shakespeare times as the shorthand for “Dressed Resembling A Girl", when male theatrical actors would play female roles. In these two well-known Shakespeare plays (shortened, with modern translations), women “RObe As Man” to get through some tricky situations.

Meleisa Cox Aboriginal Art Exhibition

The Church Block Cafe Hall, Eglinton 1/27 Alexander St, Eglinton, NSW

Proud to announce my first art exhibition thanks to The Church Block Cafe! 
I will be there in person each Saturday morning from 10-12!

Free entry

Fun and Games

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The students of Cowra Dance Factory present their end-of-year showcase Fun and Games. The students explore many of their favourite childhood board games and school yard games.

Art through the eyes of Early Childhood

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

"Our exhibition is a chance for the local children who attend Early Childhood centres in our community to express themselves through art. All children involved are competent, capable learners who express their ideas and opinions in their own way. Creative arts gives each child the opportunity for their voices to be heard" - Early Circle Learning, 2022

Moorbel Hall Markets

Moorbel Hall Markets 40 Auxiliary St, moorbel, NSW

The Moorbel Hall markets are a monthly market where people can purchase home cooked cakes and slices, jam and pickles a range of soaps, and hand sewn items for the house.

CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOPS

The Grenfell Collective 38 Main Street, Grenfell

Paper Daisy Studio will be holding two Christmas Wreath Workshops at the Collective Grenfell on the 3rd of December 2022.

Meet Author Toby Roberts: Two Mums and a Dad

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

This delightful coming of age memoir explores the angst of puberty, school, sport and bad 80s fashion. Beneath the humour and quirky characters, reminiscent of Netflix’s Sex Education series and just as awkwardly funny, lies a deeper reminder of the human need to pursue more authentic lives, and the capacity for people to surprise us by accepting love in all its forms.

Free

Twilight Christmas Market

The Foundations of Portland Williwa St, Portland, NSW

Twilight Christmas Market is back! Join us for great food, great music, and all your local handmade gifts for Christmas.

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Murder at the Speakeasy

Miss Traill's House & Garden, Bathurst 321 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Murder at the Speakeasy is part interactive theatre play, part clue hunt, and a deadly murder mystery to solve, all wrapped up in one.

$49

Enda Kenny & Nerida Cuddy live in concert

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW

A rare opportunity to hear brilliant singer-songwriter Enda Kenny in the Central West. Enda and Nerida will perform in the beautiful cellar door of the Rosnay Organic Vineyard.

4 On The 4loor (supported by Live & Kicking)

The Vic - Victoria Hotel Orange 334-336 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

#312 ... old fave's + the Universal debut of JOEY'S MIDNIGHT SPACEMEN ..... More info follow along on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2nc4zyWTH

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Wentworth Main Mine Open Day

Wentworth Main Mine, Lucknow Mitchell Hwy, Lucknow, NSW

10am – 2.30pm: Wentworth Main Mine, Mitchell Hwy, Lucknow. Gold coin donation.

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ROCKLEY MILL & STABLES MUSEUM

Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Rockley, NSW

The Rockley Mill and Stables Museum was built in 1862 and displays the rich history of the
area, with old mill machinery, period clothing on display, old police records and more.

 

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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