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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue 1 January 2019, - Thu 31 December 2020,

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.


Sat February 1 - Sat February 29

RANKIN COTTAGE CRAFTS. Love is in the air,so let us show you what we have made with this in mind. Everything handmade for you and your loved ones.

Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge

Sat February 29 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 29 November 2020,

NEWBRIDGE. OPEN EVERY WEEKEND: SAT 10-5pm. SUN 9am-4pm. The gallery showcases a diverse and exciting collection of original paintings, photography and hardwood furniture complemented by locally handcrafted metal work, pottery, jewelry, delicious handmade chocolates, heritage dolls, cards and gifts, all superbly featured in a lovingly restored 1850’s building in the centre of the village.

In Depth Resin February Workshop

Sat February 29 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

ORANGE. This 3 hour Workshop will guide you through the processes of creating your own resin and timber artwork

Resin Basics February Workshop

Sat February 29 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ORANGE. Duration: approximately 1 hour

T.Arts Gallery

Sun March 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Fri 1 January 2021,

T.ARTS GALLERY BATHURST. Open Monday -Sunday every week. A not-for-profit, artist run, community co-operative that showcases the creative talents of its members living in the Tablelands region. 

Mondays at the Museum

Mon March 2 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. DURING TERM TIME. Join us for look and make activities and craft for Under 5s in 2020. This free program is designed for kids aged 3-5 years and their parents/carers to discover and learn from our exhibitions

Talisman Gallery

Wed March 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Fri 1 January 2021,

HARTLEY. Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Knit Happens

Thu March 5 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Knit Happens group meet on the first Thursday of each month between 1pm-3pm at The Neighbourhood Centre.

Random Weaving Workshop

Sun March 8 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY LITHGOW. The girls from Branching Out are back in 2020 with another great workshop.

Craft, Coffee and Chat

Sun March 15 at 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 21 June 2020,

RANKIN COTTAGE CRAFTS. Crafting can be a solitary pursuit, but if you would like to have company while you are working on your current project, or a UFO you've been meaning to finish for years, come along.

Sip and Crreate UGLY Mug Ceramics

Fri March 20 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO BATHURST. Sharron will guide you through the process of hand building a functional mug using clay. All materials, equipment, tuition, firing and set up studio, are included in your workshop cost.

Craft Competition and Sale

Sat March 21 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LEE STREET HALL KELSO. 2020 Annual Craft Competition and Sale. Seven craft categories including Juniors, plus items for sale. Members of the public are invited to enter.

Basketry Workshops-Random weave with Zimmi Forest

Thu March 26 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. 'Weave a beautiful baket using indigenous fibers and simple technique'

Aussie Leathercrafters Gathering

Fri March 27 - Sun March 29

THE FOUNDATIONS PORTLAND. Leathercraft, whipmaking and plaiting demonstrations Workshops all weekend! Demonstrations in saddle & harness making, blacksmithing, knife making, spinning, weaving and bush craft.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat March 28 - Sun March 29

BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

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