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

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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery – Reopening soon

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.

Regenerate Online Resources

Wed April 15 - Sun May 31

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.

Registrations open: The Old Lithgow Pottery School of Art – Stable Gallery workshops

Mon May 25 - Mon June 29

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND STABLES GALLERY. Register now for upcoming classes (live, in person).

Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge – Closed for the time-being due to Covid-19

Sat May 30 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.

Mondays at the Museum (at home!)

Mon June 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 29 June 2020,

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.

T.Arts Gallery – Open again

Mon June 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 June 3
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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 – Paused due to Covid-19

Thu June 4 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

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

Craft, Coffee and Chat – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Sun June 14 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, BATHURST. 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.

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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.

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