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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery – open again

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.

Random Weaving Workshop

Sun August 23 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. In this workshop you will learn a number of random weaving techniques as well as how to harvest and prepare a range of natural materials.

Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge – Reopened

Sat August 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.

T.Arts Gallery – Open again

Tue September 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. 

Talisman Gallery

Wed September 2
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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.

Beginner’s Frame Loom Weaving – Textured Wall Hanging

Fri October 2 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Create your own modern textured Wall Hanging

Clay Workshop – Ceramic Nesting Plates

Fri October 2 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Hand build your own ceramic nesting plates. Get your hands dirty and walk away with the satisfaction that you’ve created an original.

Beginner’s Rigid Heddle Weaving – Weave a Cosy Scarf

Sat October 3 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Create your own beautiful cosy woollen scarf in just 3.5 hours!

Watercolour Workshop – Animal Portraiture with a Rock Star Theme

Sat October 3 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. This highly popular workshop will unleash your creative side to master the art of watercolour and paint a rock star animal portrait.

Santa’s Ceramic Sweatshop Workshop

Sat October 3 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Hop on that Christmas sleigh as Santa's Ceramic Sweatshop workshop comes to town

Ceramic Jewellry Workshop – Rainbows & Clouds

Sun October 4 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Handmade ceramic rainbow jewellery on a stunning porcelain cloud display stand

Weave a Super Cute Woven Necklace

Sun October 4 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Weave a super cute necklace in your choice of colours.

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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

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