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 a chat and first dibs on some original art.
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Some of the country’s best visual artists live here, and our many galleries and open studios are the places to find their work and ideas. Our award-winning regional galleries hold important collections of art influenced by the region, curated alongside contemporary exhibitions from Australia and the world.
Covid: Some galleries and artist studios are temporarily closed or have changed opening hours (details here are for regular times) so best to check with venues before visiting.
Visitors Centre | Lithgow, NSW
The gallery gives the opportunity to profile & showcase the many great creatives we have in Lithgow.
26 Grenfell Road | Cowra, NSW
Viewings are by appointment. Showcasing a lifetime of art, the gallery displays art work by local artists Ron Morton, Ann Morton and Glenn Morton.
121 Clear Creek Rd | Bathurst, NSW
Open on the first full weekend of the month as part of Bathurst Arts Trail and at other times by appointment. Marjo Carter. Ceramics. One-off originals and functional pottery.
Within the Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Road, | Hartley, NSW
Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. The gallery displays the unique metal art of artisan and blacksmith Ron Fitzpatrick as well as a whole room of imported and local silver jewellery.
111 Lachlan St | Forbes, NSW
Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. The Gallery exhibits members work but there are also exhibitions from local and visiting artists.
In the National Parks Vistors Centre, Farmers Inn, 51 Old Great Western Hwy | Hartley, NSW
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4.20pm (closed for lunch). Work by Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West represented in rotating exhibitions.
309 Stewart Street | Bathurst, NSW
Open as part of the Bathurst Arts Trail, first full weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Realist painter.
206 Main St | Lithgow, NSW
Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Monday 10am to 3pm. The gallery has a focus on representational pieces from all traditions, expressionist to abstract and even kitch in a multitude of mediums, including sculpture, textile, paint and ceramic.
88 Main Street | Grenfell, NSW
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm and Sunday 10am -2pm. The gallery has regular exhibitions on display featuring local and regional artists and sculptors.
80 George Street | Bathurst, NSW
Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Sundays 10am-2pm. A not-for-profit, artist run, community co-operative that showcases the creative talents of its members living in the Tablelands region.
Pottery Estate - Silcock St | Lithgow, NSW
By appointment. Cermics and artists studios, art classes. The Stables Gallery is home to the collection of the late Antony Symons. Permanent collection. Onsite blacksmith, potters.
Melyra Street | Grenfell, NSW, AU
by appointment. A private gallery showing Paul's current works and works in progress.
407 Freemantle Rd | Mount Rankin, NSW, 2795
Open as part of Bathurst Arts Trail: First full weekend of the month. Karen’s subject matter is varied as she tends to paint what appeals to her whether it be seascape, landscape, still life, animals or people. She works and teaches in oils,pastels, acrylics & charcoal drawing.
Hoardin Pavilion, 31 Williwa Street | Portland, NSW
Wiradjuri artist in residence. Unique Authethic pieces,paintings,prints. Commissions welcome. Workshops after renovation complete.
Keppel St | Bathurst, NSW
Tuesday - Sundays 10am-5pm. Sundays and Public Holidays 11am-2pm. BRAG exhibitions and events rival those seen in major metropolitan galleries and have put Bathurst on the map as NSWs premier inland centre of culture and creativity.
79 Keppel Street, Bathurst | Bathurst, NSW
Monday - Friday 1pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Resident artist Dean Mobbs. Multiple media work representing the many elements of life, society and spirituality. Picture framing, commercial gallery, commissions.
705 Nunans Hill Road, Hazelgrove | Oberon, NSW
By appointment. OBERON artist Angeline Heath has achieved her dream of setting up her own gallery to display her paintings.
77 Darling Street | Cowra, NSW
Tue to Sat 10am to 4pm. Sun 2pm to 4pm. Offers audiences a diverse program of exciting and vibrant exhibitions, public events and educational activities. Exhibitions include significant historical and contemporary art touring exhibitions from state and national sources, CRAG-curated exhibitions with a regional focus and the showcase of selected works from the Gallery Collection.
51 Wellington Street | Peel, NSW
Open on the Sunday on the first full weekend of the month as part of Bathurst Arts Trail, 10am-4pm. Straven Sculpture Garden is where resident artist Malcolm Booby creates and displays his unique style of abstract, surrealistic sculptures.
530 Mayfield Road | Oberon, NSW
Daily 9am-3pm. Replica of the Hartley Historic Courthouse housing Mayfield's 'story'. Gallery and exhibition space with temporary exhibitions. Sculpture garden selling and featuring work by Ron Fitzpatrick of Talisman Gallery.
Wakatu | Peel, NSW, AU, 2795
Open as part of the Bathurst Arts Trail. Check trail website for next opening dates. Sculptures made from wood, metal and found objects.
18 Mooney Valley Place, (Off Esrom Street) | Baturst, NSW
Open on the first full weekend of the month as part of Bathurst Arts Trail and at other times by appointment. Painting in oils and acrylic.
75 Curtis Street | Oberon, NSW
By appointment. This shop is dedicated to fine pottery, it's creation and promotion.
5 Ambermere Drive | Little Hartley, NSW, 2790
Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Situated on 6 acres at the western foothills of the Blue Mountains overlooking Mt York, Ambermere Rose Inn is one of the regions most iconic buildings with a rich & colourful history.
7 Hasluck Place | Bathurst, NSW
Open on the first full weekend of the month as part of Bathurst Arts Trail and at other times by appointment. Paintings.
Orange | Orange, NSW
Currently closed for major renovations. Reopening 2021.
Portland Cooperative Building | Portland (near Lithgow), New South Wales, 2847
The museum of the Wallnuts murals and the Signwriters Association of Australia.
1072 Limekilns Road, Clear Creek | Bathurst, NSW
Open By appointment.Australiana Frames Bathurst and Clear Creek Studio understands the importance of providing a quality product and expert advice.
54 Peisley St | Orange, NSW
Open daily. A new space committed to one-off exhibitions of quality artworks, including works on canvas, paper and board, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.
51 Gaskill St | Canowindra, NSW, 2804
Open by appointment or during special events. Gallery and studio space of painter David Isbester.
Cnr Caloola and Trunkey Street Newbridge | Newbridge, NSW
Weekends 10am to 4pm. Original paintings, photography and hardwood furniture complemented by locally handcrafted metal work, pottery, jewellery, delicious handmade chocolates, heritage dolls, cards and gifts.
382 Summer Street | Orange, NSW
Wed - Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 10am-4pm. We exhibit a diverse range of emerging and well-established artists specialising in a great variety of mediums. We also hold workshops exploring a wide range of mediums and materials on a regular basis.
70A Gaskill Street | Canowindra, NSW, 2804
Currently only open during exhibitions. Artist run gallery.
5 William St | Millthorpe, NSW
Saturday 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Now in her 90s Ada has been working successfully as an artist for nearly 60 years. You can choose from a vibrant range of original painting, limited edition prints, table mats and now her book.
2A Peisley St | Orange, NSW
Currently closed for renovations. A non-profit artist-run initiative that encourages all creative activities in the Orange community.
227 Chifley Road | Dargan, NSW
At present the gallery is open each Saturday and Sunday (10am – 5pm), however we are two minutes away and are very happy to open by appointment if you wish to visit at another time. Just give us a call. Sculptures and other artworks. Wild, urban, industrial, agricultural and more.
38 Victoria St | Millthorpe, NSW
Weekends. Rosebank regularly exhibits artworks by regional and internationally recognised artists.
Sale St entry via Woolworths Carpark | Orange, NSW
Mon-Wed 10am-5pm. Thursday 10am-3pm. Fri-Sat 9am-3pm. Classes available for those beginners or others who may want to improve or just have a go. Original artworks from local artists - professional and amateur. Acrylic Oils, Pastel Pencils, mixed media and Watercolour.
10 Pym Street | Millthorpe, NSW
Thurs to Sunday 10am to 3.30pm. Artworks and crafts.
166 Gooloogong Rd | Grenfell, NSW
by appointment. Private Art Gallery/Studio showcasing paintings and sculptures by Kathleen McCue.
4 Church St | Newbridge, NSW
Open on the first full weekend of the month as part of Bathurst Arts Trail and at other times by appointment. Full time artist, and Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW, whose interest is in painting the Australian landscape.
Hill End, NSW
By appointment. La Paloma produces high quality ceramics, large and small, developing an earthenware ovenware and tableware range.
By appointment. Melissa Barber's work is renown for its combination of the use of gold and silver, a detailed, jewell like quality and photographic realism.
Fitchs Lane | Grenfell, NSW
Open by appointment and during festivals. Wallangreen Sculpture Garden features over 100 steel sculptures, both thought provoking and fun made from recycled farm machinery by the late Len Wallace.
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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 a chat and 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
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