Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

Got one to add? Email us artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

List of Events

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Tue 1 January 2019, - Thu 31 December 2020,
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery, 50 Old Great Western Highway
Hartley, NSW 2790 Australia
FREE ADMISSION

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

Find out more »

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’ – Temporarily closed due to Covid-19

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, 585 Telescope Road (along the Newell Highway)
Parkes, NSW 2870 Australia

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

Find out more »

Harrie Fasher: Weighted

Fri March 27 - Sun June 28
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. In this exhibition Portland-based artist Harrie Fasher presents explorations in concrete, steel and bronze. Renown for her large three-dimensional steel line structures, the addition of concrete and bronze depict mass and weight. ONLINE EXHIBITION.

Find out more »

Capturing Nature: Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857 – 1893 – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Sat March 28 - Sun July 19
Orange Regional Museum, 151 Byng St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free entry

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Australia’s earliest scientific photographs are revealed in a new exhibition, Capturing Nature.

Find out more »

Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project 2020: Gallery closes

Wed April 1 - Mon November 30
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Gallery closed for renovations

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Construction will take place over the 2020 calendar year with the Gallery closed from April to November.

Find out more »

Online Curator’s Talk – Small Abstracts

Wed April 1 - Sun May 31
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Join artist and curator David Serisier for an online walkthrough of our current exhibition Small Abstracts from the Collection of David and Gillian Seriser. Filmed in Gallery 2, listen to David’s insights on the collection that he and Gillian have built together over 30 years.

Find out more »

Locals Only Group Exhibition

Thu April 2 - Thu July 2
The Corner Store Gallery, 382 Summer Street
ORANGE, NSW 2800 Australia

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. Initially curated to celebrate our region's talent during Orange F.O.O.D. Week, we've gathered some Corner Store Gallery alumni to showcase this April. We'll be posting lots of videos over on our Instagram stories so you can have a bit of a virtual tour if you're confined to the house. ONLINE AND WINDOW EXHIBITION.

Find out more »

HANDS ON CLAY ONLINE

Fri April 3 - Sun May 31
GANG GANG gallery, 206 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia

EXTENDED TO END OF MAY. All work for this exhibition is now on display and for sale online. KWIRAK CHOUNG, MICHAEL CONOLAN, ANNA CULLITON, LISE EDWARDS, ANNE EDWARDS, SUSIE McMEEKIN, CHESTER NEALIE, SARAH O’SULLIVAN, BILL SAMUELS, LINDA SEIFFERT, REBECCA VERPOORTEN LAWS.
A group exhibition showcasing a collection of masters in their field in this dynamic and thought provoking show.

Find out more »

The Visitor – GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri April 10 - Fri May 29
Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW 2810 Australia
FREE ADMISSION

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. Scott Marr is a blue mountains-based artist who’s medium is painting, drawing and he recently started exploring sculpture through steel, timber and glass. Marr explores bio-metamorphosis through surrealism and abstraction

Find out more »

Regenerate Online Resources

Wed April 15 - Sun May 31
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free

From ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY and ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Two activity packs for primary-aged children and their families, focusing on the native plants and animals that call Mount Canobolas home.

Find out more »

Cowra Ballet School Online Term 2

Mon April 20 - Sun May 31

Cowra Ballet School has now moved 100% online with a combination of pre-recorded videos, live classes, challenges and connection calls.

Find out more »

LIFE AT HOME

Fri April 24 - Fri June 12

Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival has launched a new Bathurst competition across four media formats!

Find out more »

Travelling, Leaving, Settling, Scotland, Korea, Australia: Paintings, Works on Paper and Artists Books – Postponed (Covid-19)

Sun May 3 - Thu June 4
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street
COWRA, NSW 2794 Australia
Free entry

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. The exhibition will focus on a selection of Yvonne Boag’s works that connect and emphasise the relationship between the painted surface of her paintings and the intimacy of her prints, drawings and artist’s books. The works selected include recent works from South Korea.

Find out more »

The Collection in Focus 2020: New Acquisitions – Postponed (Covid-19)

Sun May 3 - Sun June 14
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street
COWRA, NSW 2794 Australia
Free entry

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. The exhibition includes paintings by Rowen Matthews, Christine Wrest-Smith, Sinead Davies, Ivan Goodacre, Steven Copland, Tam Cao, together with paintings by Dagmar Cyrulla and etchings by Max Miller, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees and Clifton Pugh (selected from the generous donation of prints by Max and Janie Miller), received through the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Find out more »

Silver Linings

Sun May 10 - Sat July 18
Peisley St Gallery, 54 Peisley St Gallery
Orange, NSW 2795 Australia

THE PEISLEY STREET GALLERY, ORANGE. With a vision for a beautiful and diverse show, strong but soft feminine energy, I invited local and regional female artists, whose work I admire who are: authentic, original, and skilful in their chosen medium, predominantly mid-career and established.

Find out more »

Mondays at the Museum (at home!)

Mon May 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 29 June 2020,

Orange Regional Museum, 151 Byng St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free

Orange Regional Museum have moved our Mondays at the Museum program online. Each week, download a new hands-on activity inspired by our latest exhibitions. Two are already available, and future activities on skeletons, sharks and cicadas are coming soon.

Find out more »
+ Export Events

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

For event promoters: If you are sending event details to Arts OutWest to promote through our Whats On (or likewise publishing events on social media) please only send us images you have permission to use. See our fact sheet on copyright infringement.