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.

Makers Month

Fri October 2 - Sat October 31

THE FOUNDATIONS, PORTLAND. Events will include workshops, artwork and sculpture installations, opportunities for artists to explore the site, historical site tours, walking and running tours around the trails, kids eco and sustainability workshops and much more…

Turning Tables Furniture 101

Sat October 31 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Learn the basics of prepping, painting and finishing a piece of furniture

T.Arts Gallery – Open Thurs-Sun

Sun November 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 November 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.

Macrame for Beginners

Wed November 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed 30 September 2020, at 6:00 pm

One event on Wed 11 November 2020, at 6:00 pm

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Join Gallery Director and fibre art enthusiast Madeline Young-Holborow for a fun and stress-free evening of craft.

Lampshade Workshops – Young

Fri November 13 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

YOUNG. Pull out from your stash that favourite piece of natural fibre fabric and turn it into a magnificent lampshade for ceiling or a lamp base

Lampshade Workshops – Cowra

Wed November 18 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

COWRA. Pull out from your stash that favourite piece of natural fibre fabric and turn it into a magnificent lampshade for ceiling or a lamp base

Soap Making Workshop!

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

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Bring along a friend and enjoy an evening of hands-on activity where we will make a large bar loaf of natural/fragrant soap that you can chop into 12 large bars or into any shape you like.

Native Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sun November 29
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One event on Sun 13 December 2020, at 12:00 am

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Join Gallery Director Madeline Young for a fun 2 hour workshop and learn how to make your very own Native Christmas Wreath just in time for the festive season

Santa’s Ceramic Sweatshop of Ornaments

Fri December 4 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. Learn how to roll slabs of clay, slump, mould, and decorate using stamping and incising techniques. Personalise with a beautiful festive colour palette of raw clay with a basic palette using specialty glazes

Lampshade Workshops – Orange

Fri December 4 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Pull out from your stash that favourite piece of natural fibre fabric and turn it into a magnificent lampshade for ceiling or a lamp base

Clay, Frida & Sangria Ceramic Platter

Fri December 4 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BESPOKE & CO, BATHURST. In this workshop you will make a ceramic platter and apply Mexicana inspired designs in the flavour of the ever popular Frida Kahlo

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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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