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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

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

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.

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All in a Day’s Work

Fri June 7 - Sun October 13
Orange Regional Museum, 151 Byng St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free admission

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. All in a Day’s Work provides a rare insight into the daily life of people at work in the Orange district between 1955 and 1974.

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2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

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".

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Sat August 3 - Sun September 29
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free admission

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience.

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Curtain Call: Andrew Antoniou

Sat August 3 - Sun September 22
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
Free admission

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. Within the work there are a series of recurring themes that are given differing contexts and spaces of a theatrical nature within which to exist. These themes are often around the concepts of time, mortality, love, ritual, conflict, and notions of magic and transformation.

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Sat August 3 - Sun September 22
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
Free admission

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.

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Artful Alchemy

Fri August 9 - Fri September 20
GANG GANG gallery, 206 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Group exhibition with Yaja Hadrys, Mellissa Read-Devine, Mark Powell, Ray Harrington, Jane Canfield, Nadege Lamy.

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JamFactory Icon: Catherine Truman: no surface holds

Sun August 25 - Sun September 22
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street
COWRA, NSW 2794 Australia

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY. Truman’s sculptural objects and jewellery, made primarily from carved English lime wood, are a reflection of her ongoing interest in the ways which knowledge of human anatomy has been acquired and translated through artistic process and scientific method.

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“It’s Lovely Here” – Exhibition

Sun September 1 - Mon September 23
Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre, Ken Nakajima Place
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia

COWRA. An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and photos 

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Crystal Art Exhibition – Dr Jim Frazier OAM

Sat September 7 - Thu October 31
Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge, NSW Australia

NEWBRIDGE. Dr Jim Frazier OAM will be showcasing artworks in the Olde Bridge Art Gallery in Newbridge. Dr Jim Frazier OAM is a renowned photographer, wildlife cinematographer, naturalist, artist and inventor.

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Outside In

Sun September 8 - Sat October 5
Peisley St Gallery, 54 Peisley St Gallery
Orange, NSW 2795 Australia

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Erica Wagner is exhibiting at The Peisley St Gallery in Orange from September 8 – October 5.

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Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue September 10 - Sun October 20
Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW 2810 Australia

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. The Grenfell Dramatic Society is excited to showcase their wardrobe’s most beautiful vintage clothing, along with the production costumes that have brought their characters to life over the 60 years the Society has been active.

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Sat September 14 - Sun October 6
Little Theatre, Bogan St
Parkes, NSW Australia

PARKES. Boasting an extremely talented cast of 44 (22 ladies and 22 men) this production will lift the bar for the Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society

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Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness

Sat September 14 - Sun October 13
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY. This exhibition of works on paper and canvas by polymath Matt Ottley (author, artist, illustrator, composer, musician) has been created as a point of entry to speaking publicly about the stigma and experience of living with a psychotic illness

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Think Globally, Act Locally for Peace

Tue September 17
Cowra, Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia

COWRA. Cowra’s privileged place as the home of Australia’s World Peace Bell takes on special significance on Tuesday 17 September for the annual World Peace Day celebrations encouraging us to ‘think globally and act locally for peace’.

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Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables & Lapidary Club: Clubroom Open Days

Wed September 18 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thu 19 December 2019,

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club, Old Eglinton Fireshed, Park St
Eglinton, NSW 2795 Australia

EGLINTON. Every Wednesday 9am - 12pm and the second and fourth Sunday of every month 9am - 3pm (except December) for lapidary and other club activities.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au