Art & Culture

Discover the many hidden talents of the creative people who call the Central West home while exploring some of the region's finest cultural precincts.
5 Questions with Emily from Music In Mind Music Therapy

5 Questions with Emily from Music In Mind Music Therapy

What is music therapy, and how can it help people with their health and wellbeing? Music therapy is an evidence-based allied health profession and NDIS-funded support. In Australia, Registered Music […]

Celebrating Hand-Made at Bathurst’s Heritage Trades Trail 2-Day Family Festival 16-17 March

Celebrating Hand-Made at Bathurst’s Heritage Trades Trail 2-Day Family Festival 16-17 March

Families from far and wide will enjoy a creative haven this March at ‘Bathurst’s Heritage Trades Trail’.

There’ll be over 100 artisans of rare and lost trades at this year’s fair demonstrating their skills in a huge program at Bathurst Showground – inspiring the next generation with the joy of learning a craft.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail – Great Value Family Fun!

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail – Great Value Family Fun!

Take the family on a nostalgic trip back in time at the annual Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail.

There’s hands-on fun for all ages as Bathurst celebrates over 200 years of rich history by paying homage to rare and lost trades that helped pioneer the area with artisans from across Australia, on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 April.

Blayney glams up for ’80s Party

Blayney glams up for ’80s Party

Vintage ’80s is the new black at Blayney’s huge ‘80s vibe party this Wednesday-Sunday, where everyone is invited and entry is free.

With 1000’s of glammed-up visitors coming to town, Blayney will be awash with neon leg warmers, mullets, big curls, Doc Martens and awesome costumes from seminal movies like Rocky, Top Gun and Dirty Dancing – creating something of pop-up theme park.

Have You Got Creative Kids Vouchers Still To Use? You Should Soon Also Get Your 2022 Vouchers

Have You Got Creative Kids Vouchers Still To Use? You Should Soon Also Get Your 2022 Vouchers

Have you got Creative Kids vouchers still to use? You should soon also get your 2022 vouchers. Did you know that what you use the vouchers for is changing? (Especially to art and craft packs ).

Here’s our run-down on what Creative Kids is, how and where to use the vouchers locally… and what’s changing.

Sculptures In The Garden Event – Mudgee

Sculptures In The Garden Event – Mudgee

[Update] Sculptures in the Garden is one of regional Australia’s largest and most celebrated outdoor sculpture exhibitions. The 2022 SIG has kicked off this weekend with a packed schedule of […]

Annabel’s Landscapes Define The Colourful Central West

Annabel’s Landscapes Define The Colourful Central West

Meet artist Annable Wykamp, the creator of the art for the 2022 Mothers Day candle.

Improve Your Wellbeing – One Song At A Time!

Improve Your Wellbeing – One Song At A Time!

Discover all the benefits of group singing for your physical and mental health and community connection.

Creative Summer Adventures: It’s workshop time!

Creative Summer Adventures: It’s workshop time!

How about a hands-on workshop to keep the kids busy this summer? In part three of our special coverage we look at what to book in for now.

Creative Adventures for the holidays: Galleries and Festivals

Creative Adventures for the holidays: Galleries and Festivals

Arts OutWest have gathered a list of what’s on and a suggestions around arts, culture and being creative this summer. Here’s part one.

Creative Adventures for the Holidays: Carols, Crafts and Christmas Cinema

Creative Adventures for the Holidays: Carols, Crafts and Christmas Cinema

Arts OutWest have gathered a whole list of creative summer adventures for kids and families. This is part two.

NAIDOC Week 2021, Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week 2021, Heal Country!

Artist, Sandon Gibbs O’Neill shares his thoughts on NAIDOC Week with the 2021 theme of Heal Country! This year’s theme is important to me as it shows how our culture […]

Mudgee Arts Precinct

Mudgee Arts Precinct

Mudgee’s brand new regional art gallery, Mudgee Arts Precinct had a rocky start, with doors opening for only eight days before the statewide lockdown saw the doors closing until recently. […]

Comedy For A Cure Event For TSA

Comedy For A Cure Event For TSA

One local Central West resident Samantha Smith has raised $3,734 in honour of Isabel with her garden raffle which is such a fantastic effort. ‘I felt quite overwhelmed by the generosity […]

CWM Mother’s Day Event, ‘Grace Under Pressure’ by Tori Haschka

CWM Mother’s Day Event, ‘Grace Under Pressure’ by Tori Haschka

Did you attend our Central West Mums event on Mother’s Day? On our Mother’s Day weekend, Tori Haschka, Author of ‘Grace Under Pressure‘ joined Central West Mums with conversation and […]

Central West – Heralding Of A Modern Arts And Crafts Movement

Central West – Heralding Of A Modern Arts And Crafts Movement

Are you looking for an arts and crafts hobby? In the late 1800’s, a new movement of craftsmen and women emerged, dissatisfied with the arrival of industry and mass production, […]

Broken Hill Road Trip

Broken Hill Road Trip

2020 has changed everything including our travel plans. Like many families from Sydney and the Central West, Broken Hill has become a popular destination. Our stay in Broken Hill was […]

Em & The Wild Things

Em & The Wild Things

If you’re looking for Emily Eckhard you’ll usually find her behind the lens of her camera. Talented photographer and business owner of Em & The Wild Things, Emily spends her […]

Burruguu ‘time of creation’ – Sharing knowledge through art

Burruguu ‘time of creation’ – Sharing knowledge through art

I first fell in love with Sandon’s art after seeing a piece called ‘Four Seasons’ which is on display at Molong hospital. When meeting Sandon recently, he strikes me as […]

Orange Cultural Precinct

Orange Cultural Precinct

The Orange Cultural Precinct is situated opposite Robertson Park in Byng Street. It includes the fantastic Orange Regional Museum, the Orange Visitors Centre, the always wonderful Groundstone Café, the Orange […]