Arts &
Culture Maps

Arts &
Culture Maps

Arts and culture maps for finding public art + heritage + galleries + shopping for handmade + aboriginal experiences + arts and cultural events in vibrant Central NSW.

Explore Arts and Culture Maps of Central NSW

Public Art

PUBLIC ART MAP

PUBLIC ART MAP

From world class sculpture to towns full of murals there’s nearly 300 artworks to find across the region. How many can you capture in your Instagram feed?

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Heritage and Museums

HERITAGE MAP

HERITAGE MAP

Museums and historic places. Discover the region through the lenses of industry, mining, agriculture, rail and racing, fossils and natural science, bushrangers, great moments of social history, quirky local stories and significant people.

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Shop fo Handmade

HANDMADE MAP

HANDMADE MAP

This map captures beautiful things for sale, all made by hand, by people living in the region.

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Aboroginal experiences

ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCES MAP

ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCES MAP

Slow down, wander under southern skies and hear the stories of the land and the people who’ve been here for more than 60,000 years.

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Art Galleries

GALLERIES MAP

GALLERIES MAP

Our award-winning regional galleries, our thriving artist-run and commercial spaces showcase exciting work by both celebrated and up-and-coming artists. Or pop into an artist’s studio for first dibs on some original art.

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Whats On Arts Festivals and events

WHAT’S ON

WHAT’S ON

There’s (normally) around 2000 arts and cultural events across the region each year. Get your fix of festivals, performance, exhibitions, workshops, arts markets, films or family fun. Even in 2020 there's things to enjoy.

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Quirky, creative, collectable, unique, ancient, contemporary, tactile, hand-crafted, curated, historic, hidden, bold, instaworthy, wide-open Central NSW

Central NSW Map

Central NSW

Culture Maps

Discover arts and culture of Central NSW. Use our maps to help you plan a road trip and explore the region’s public art, heritage, galleries, shopping for handmade, aboriginal experiences, festivals, family fun, arts and cultural events. Click on a theme and use these interactive maps to explore, find, pinpoint, learn, #buyfromthebush.

Central NSW region includes the council areas of Bathurst, Blayney (including Millthorpe and villages), Cabonne (Molong, Manildra, Yeoval, Eugowra, Canowindra and villages), Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan (including Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo), Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin (Grenfell and villages).

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Some starting points to discover something new

278
works of
public art
43
cities, towns and
villages to visit
130
Museums, heritage sites
and Aboriginal experiences
80
art galleries and
handmade retail spaces
2000
arts and cultural
events each year
63,500
sq kms of diverse
landscapes to explore
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Culture Maps Central NSW

Culture Maps Central NSW is a project of Arts OutWest supported by Central NSW Joint Organisation and Regional Development Australia Central West. Arts OutWest is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support, by Charles Sturt University and 11 member councils.

Images used on the front page: Top banner: Lithgow Laneways’ Gallery Lane, photo Carolyn Hide (Cazeil Creative); Street art by “Ears” (Daniel O’Toole) and “The Dirt” (Jamie Priesz) on shipping containers behind Cowra Regional Art Gallery, photo Zenio Lapka; Map images: ‘The Lithgow Flash’ by Le Gizz, part of the Lithgow Laneways project, photo Carolyn Hide (Cazeil Creative); The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum Bathurst, photo Steven Cavanagh; The Journey Person handmade market at The Corner Store Gallery, photo Madi Young; dilly bags by Bev Coe, photo Otis Williams; The Corner Store Galley in Orange, photo Madi Young; ‘Artstate Bathurst’ opening event, photo Steven Cavanagh; background to text: (red) ‘redjar redbottle’ by Philip Spelman at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, photo David Roma courtesy BRAG; (wool and bike wheel) installation as part of Lithgow Laneways, photo Carolyn Hide (Cazeil Creative); (blue) ‘The Conversation’ by Stephen Hart located in Bathurst, photo David Roma courtesy BRAG.