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
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.SEE 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.SEE MAP
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.See What's On
Quirky, creative, collectable, unique, ancient, contemporary, tactile, hand-crafted, curated, historic, hidden, bold, instaworthy, wide-open Central NSW
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), And from July 2021 we welcome Mid-Western Region (Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, and Rylstone).
Some starting points to discover something new
cities, towns and
villages to visit
Central NSW Tourism
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 12 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.