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Compiled by Arts OutWest A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’sOn. Listed by event type, then by local government area. Find all these events listed at:

Above: Taronga Wild Rhinos. The herd of 125 wildly colourful rhino and calf sculptures is a mass free public art exhibition to help raise awareness and vital funds for Taronga’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program and in-situ conservation projects. Benitta Harding’s ‘Elvis the Rockin’ Rhino’ is at the Henry Parkes Museum in Parkes until April 28. See others at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum Bathurst, the National Motor Racing Museum Bathurst, the Cowra Japanese Gardens and the Orange Adventure Playground.

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Bathurst Arts Trail

First full weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm Local artists exhibiting in studios and gallery spaces. Pick up a map and list at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. Facebook: Bathurst Arts Trail Image: Margaret Ling’s ceramics

t.arts Gallery

Russell Street, Bathurst open 6 days a week (closed Tues), 10am-5pm weekdays; 10am-2pm w’ends Facebook: t.arts Gallery



Jean Bellette Gallery

Selby Warren: Trunkey’s Tribe of One

Open 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Sunday, closed 12.30 - 1.30pm At the Hill End Visitor Information Centre, a joint initiative between NPWS and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Work by artists based in the Hill End area, as well as artists who have participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program, and specially curated exhibitions. Free admission Jean Bellette Galllery, HILL END

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

70-78 Keppel Street Bathurst 6333 6555 Opening: $8/ $6 BRAGS. Exhibitions free Tues - Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 11am-2pm f To 16 March

Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan In-habit: Project Another Country Striking Contrasts

Twelve contemporary Australian artists explore how fine art uses film for expression, challenging and expanding the boundaries of documentary and narrative film making.

Dean Mobbs Gallery

Keppel St, BATHURST 0438 602 921 Monday to Friday 1pm-5pm Saturday 10am-2pm also picture framing.

Textures of One

See highlight box

Opens Friday 21 March, 6pm. To 13 April

Natalie Hartog-Gautier: Earthlines

ACO Virtual

Daily 10am-4pm Local crafts. Free admission. 02 6331 4351 Rankin St, BATHURST


Selby Warren: Trunkey’s Tribe of One

Hartog-Gautier investigates the mining heritage of Hill End through a series of paintings and photographs.

Rankin Cottage Crafts

To 16 March Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Selby Warren (1887 – 1979) was a naïve painter who lived in the village of Trunkey Creek. He commenced painting in the 1960s after a life working the land. Warren’s ‘discovery’ and rise to prominence in the 1970s Sydney art scene is a fascinating story. Curator Roger Shelley explores the prolific career of Warren, an artist who uniquely pictured Australian folklore and the political culture of his times. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition in partnership with the Sydney College of the Arts.

Seven screen interactive audio-visual installation features musicians from the world renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) playing music by Bach, Grieg, Smalley and Piazzola in a remarkable immersive 3D experience.

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Saturday 15 March & Sunday 16 March Blayney Communniyt Centre Incorporating Blayney High School Craft Fair Saturday 15 March, 10am-4pm

Imagination is Everything. An exciting exhibition of works in all mediums of arts, crafts and textiles with the same basic motif of trees as a basis. Facebook: Textures of One BLAYNEY SHIRE


Jacoba Craft Cottage

Blayney Arts and Crafts Visitors Centre

Daily 10am-5pm Local arts and crafts. 02 6366 3980 Golden Memories Museum, MILLTHORPE

Daily 10am to 4pm Adelaide St, BLAYNEY

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Galleries & Art Exhibitions CABONNE SHIRE River Bank Gallery

71 Gaskill Street Canowindra 63442778 Thursday-Monday 10am-4.30pm f RiverBankGallery

Smalls 2014

Opens March 8, 6.30pm. Runs one month. All works 10x10inches. The theme of this exhibition is not limited by subject but the works must be completed on the required canvas. This generates an amazing diversity, drawing attention to the unique way in which each artist approaches and executes their work.

Carolyn Kohler Collection During gallery hours Textiles and locally design clothing.

Jayes Gallery

31 Gidley Street Molong 6366 9093 Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm

CABONNE SHIRE Melissa Barber Gallery

Thursday-Monday, 9.30am-5pm 35 Gaskill Street, Canowindra

Taste Canowindra

Crn Ferguson and Tilga Streets Canowindra 6344 2332 Art, leatherwork.



Cowra Regional Art Gallery

77 Darling St Cowra 6340 2190 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4pm Free admission

The Morton Gallery

3rd floor of The Mill 6 Vaux St, Cowra Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 11am to 5pm

Craft on the Creek

7 Days 9-30am to 4pm Craft, knitting, sewing, cooking, plants, woodwork etc Craft on the Creek 59 Broad Street Eugowra 6859 2218

Molong & District Servicemen & Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery

Open everyday after 2pm Portraits of serviceman and women by local artist Anne Marie Ingham. FREE entry Molong RSL, Riddell Street

The Yarn Market

Bank St Molong 7 days, 10am-4.30pm 6366 8260 Locally made crafts of all kinds including woodwork, toys, knits, beanies, patchwork, jewellery.

Manildra Craft Shop

Tuesday - Sunday,10am-4pm Paintings,knitting/crochet, jewellery, home cooking, plants, olive oil products. Dowrie Street Manildra 02 6364 5033.

Norman Lindsay Exhibition

To 2 March Originals and etchings by Norman Lindsay in collaboration with Aarwun Gallery Canberra.

Penelope Jo Matchett 7 March - 30 March Photography.

The Morton Gallery joins two of Cowra’s most well known artists, Anne and Glenn Morton. with Cowra’s oldest piece of history – The Mill, built in 1861.

8 February to 16 March

Calleen Revisited

The Calleen Art Collection was established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The collection is comprised of the winning works of the Calleen Art Award over the years.

Moving House

Collaborative exhibition between artist couple Peter and Susan O’Doherty, combining Susan’s mixed media constructions and Peter’s paintings. 22 March to 27 April

The Wattle Room: Force of Circumstance – Chapter 7 New works by Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll is a visual memoir circumnavigating the world in which she lives.

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd An exclusive behind-the-scenes photographic tour of a variety of Australian artists working in their studio environments

The Wattle Room: Force of Circumstance – Chapter 7 22 March to 27 April Works by Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll is a visual memoir circumnavigating the world in which she lives

Image: Susan O’Doherty Earlwood Kitchen 2013. Mixed Media Assemblage/Construction 120 x 130 x 20cm.

Image: Ann Morton ‘Family Reserve’.

Kalari Art Gallery

120 Carro Park Road Cowra 6342 1465 Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm Gallery & cellar door. Free entry

Miniature Art

To 2 March Diverse miniature paintings by Central West Artists.

Creative Textile Art

March 9 – April 27 by Robyn Lazaroff and Pamela Heikkinen.Textile art pieces using a variety of techniques such as hardanger, crewel, wool on canvas and dyed silk.

Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre Binni Creek Road COWRA 02 6341 2233 Entry cost to gardens

Evidence: The fate of an Okinawan emigrant in New Caledonia, interned in Hay, buried in Cowra Opening 6 March 5pm Runs to end March Artist Mutsumi Tsuda. Part of the Civilain Internment Inspired Arts Program.

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Eskbank House Museum

Ann and Glen Morton, People, Places and Things

Saturday 22 February to Sunday 2 March, 10am-4pm A Forbes Arts Society exhibition. Forbes Town Hall, FORBES Image: River Gum, Glenn Morton.

Platypus Gallery

Cnr Templar and Lachlan Streets, Forbes Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Gallery of Forbes Arts Society Facebook: Forbes Arts Society Freee admission

Forbes Art & Crafts Centre Open daily Forbes Handicraft Centre Lachlan Street, FORBES

LITHGOW AREA Lithgow Craft Co-Op

Sweetbriar House Great Western Hwy Lithgow 10am-4pm daily 02 6352 3541 Facebook: Greater Lithgow Arts & Crafts Co-Op

It’s Not easy being Green To end of March Work by the members..

Cnr Inch & Bennett Sts Lithgow Wed – Sun 10am - 4pm 6354 9999 Adult $5.70/ conc $4.65/ Child (5-17yrs) 2.70/ Child (under 5 yrs) Free Residents of LGA adult $2.65/ Pens. $2.10/ Child (5-17yrs) $2.10/ Child (under 5 yrs) Free

Evolution - Peter Floyd

Tuesday 4 March to Friday 28 March Opening Saturday 8 March, 10am. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9am12noon This exhibition features Peter Floyd’s latest abstract works in oil on canvas inspired by his passion for new effects and techniques, and colour. Lithgow Library & Learning Centre, LITHGOW


Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Open 7 days At Hartley Historic Site, Great Western Hwy, Hartley 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.


Portland Art Exhibition

OBERON AREA Potters Needs

75 Curtis Street Oberon 6336 0411 Thursday to Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Gallery and potters supplies

Cobweb Craft Shop

Daily 10am-4pm See the 8 Bicentennial Tapestries, designed by artist Kim Rabbidge. Plus arts and crafts for sale. Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon Street, Oberon

Talisman Gallery

NEW LOCATION Hartley Historic Village 6355 2056 Metal sculpture gallery displays a permanent exhibition of the work of renowned metal sculpture artist, Ron Fitzpatrick. Facebook: Talisman Gallery and Cafe - Little Hartley

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Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March Crystal Theatre, Wolgan St, Portland The Portland Art Exhibition has been a major event on Portland’s calendar for the last 37 years. The not for profit Portland Art Purchase Society works hard to ensure the exhibition showcases the work of many talented artists from within the local region. All works exhibited will be for sale. In prior years, any money raised from art sales has been distributed back into the local community. Typically, the Portland Art Exhibition includes the work of over 100 local and well known Australian artists who submit more than 400 works of art.

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Orange Regional Conservatorium Public Art Space

Orange Regional Gallery

Byng Street Orange 6393 8136 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12-4pm Fbk: Orange Regional Gallery

Richard Green To 10 March Photography.

73a Hill St, Orange



Grenfell Art Gallery: Finding Our Way

Rob Keen 9 March Local artist.

Anita Craw and Kim Laird 15 March – 21 April A mix of illustration and painting. Two emerging artists who embrace their surrounding environments which subconsciously appears in their art.

PARKES Graham Oldroyd

21 February to 23 March Paintings and works on paper includes early and recent works.

Kedumba Collection: New Acquisitions To 23 March Collection of Australian Drawings

John R Walker- Terrior: Big Land Pictures

15 March to 27 April This major survey exhibition will bring together many of his largescale landscape paintings as well as works on paper for the first time.

Craft Corner

20-22 Dalton Street Parkes Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday, 9.30am-2pm 6862 3240 / 6862 3271

Ninda Art Gallery

87 Caswell Street, Peak Hill Indigenous Art Gallery and Workshop. Operated by artist Irene Ridgeway. Featuring art works from aboriginal artists.

Bogan Gate Railway Arts and Crafts Centre

Mysterious realities: The Art of Peter Boggs

Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm Devonshire Teas available for only $4. Free admission

Margo Lewers- Ceramics & Related Work

Peak Hill Country Crafts & Visitor Information Centre

28 March to 4 May

Saturday 29 March to Sunday 4 May Image:Graham Oldroyd.

Open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm Ray Merton art collection, pottery, gifts, visitor Information.

Cook Park Guildry

Summer St Orange 6362 5850 7 days, 10am-4pm Knitting, sewing, pottery, woodwork, lead light, painting, leather work, jewellery, cakes.

4 March to 12 April Grenfell Art Gallery, Main Street Grenfell Rae Ayling and Noelene Rawson from Dubbo. Noelene Rawson is currently studying Fine Arts and is a member of ‘Fresh Arts’ group in Dubbo, with regular exhibitions of her works being held on an annual calendar. She has enjoyed many workshops at the Mitchell School of Arts, Bathurst, where she was experiencing different mediums and talented tutors. Rae Ayling has a Diploma in Visual Arts and is also a member of ‘Fresh Arts’. Having always been interested in drawing and painting, she studied Art in High School and once the children were grown up and married she decided to pursue her love of art and established ‘Art in the Pub’ forming an art group in Wongarbon. Rae has proven to be a very diverse artist, winning the adult section in “Waste to Art” in Wellington. 6343 1864. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm WELLINGTON Quota International of Wellington Art Show

March 14-16 Art: portrait, landscape, still life, open. Junior Art. Photography. Craft (frabic art, original design any medium). Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club

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Rebellion on the Turon

National Trust House Inspection Weekend

Saturday 15 March & Sunday 16 March Hold onto your children! The Redcoats are coming! Exhibitions, market stalls, junior gold hunt, duels (pistols/ swords), blacksmith. You will be part of the reenactment as prospectors/ townspeople. At any time you might be held up by bushranger or harrassed by trooper/ redcoats to take out a gold licence (42). Sofala Carlo 6337 7587

History Muster: Sandy Bathgate will talk about historic Locksley in the Fish River Valley Thursday 20 March, 7.30pm True tales abound of discovery and hardship, horse stealing, fisticuffs, robbery, murder and worse, bushrangers, extortion, gold, copper, molybdenite, the railway, law suits, politicians, snake bites and other fatal accidents, plagues and diseases, alcohol abuse, wife beating, sunstroke, floods, droughts and fires. Sandy’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Alan McRae 63315404 Bathurst District Historical Museum, BATHURST

COWRA Festival of International Understanding

March 6-16 Held each year to celebrate a guest nation with a festival parade, street stalls and many other events and ceremonies throughout the week. 02 6340 2000


There’s scores of important, intriguing and world class museums to visit across the Central West. For a full list go to: whats_on/index.php

COWRA Civilian Internment in Australia Symposium

March 6-9 Civilian Internment in Australia during WWII: history, memories and community heritage. This international symposium will be held during Cowra's annual Festival of International Understanding. About 200 graves of the Japanese internees who died during the Pacific War are now located in the Cowra Japanese Cemetery. Participants will learn about civilian internment in Australia during WWII - a lesser-known part of Australian history. It will be of interest to both researchers and non-researchers, as well as former internees and their families who will share their life stories. Historians, creative writers, artists and members of the local community where internment camps were built will tell us how they have maintained and developed the legacy of the wartime camps as part of their community heritage. Includes: • pre-symposium dinner (Thursday 6 March) with guest speaker Professor Bill Gammage. • two day symposium (Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March). • international art exhibition at the Cowra Japanese Garden, • free movie and performance night at the Cowra Civic Centre (Friday 7 March) •unveiling of an interpretive board at the Japanese War Cemetery (Sunday 9 March). $130 includes Lunch, morning and afternoon tea during the Symposium (March 7-8), Unlimited admission to the Japanese Garden (6-9 March) Unlimited admission to the photo exhibition Ames Errantes. Bookings: Cowra Visitor’s Centre 02 6342 4333. Cowra Civic Centre, COWRA

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29 & 30 March Orange & Canowindra weekend (500-600 visitors) Maureen Pike: 02 6334 2520 Orange, ORANGE

Wentworth Main Mine Open

First Saturday and Sunday of month, 10am – 2.30pm Since Orange City Council purchased the Wentworth Main Mine site it has implemented a program of works to conserve the buildings and the iconic poppet head, create pathways, install electricity to all buildings, make the site safe for visitor access and develop an exhibition that tells the story of Wentworth Main Mine. The Wentworth or Lucknow goldfield (as it was known) was discovered in 1851 and became one of the richest in NSW. Lucknow was a thriving mining village among a network of mine shafts and mullock heaps. The Wentworth Main Mine reveals more than 100 years of history, it is remarkably intact and a prominent landmark in Lucknow. $2 adults/ children, students and pensioners are free. Wentworth Mine, LUCKNOW


Lithgow Highland Pipe Band 2nd Annual Ceiliah Saturday 8 March, doors open 5pm. Starts 6pm. Ends middnight (pronunced Kay-lee) .Dess code: highland or smart casual with a touch of tartan. Dance band: Coolfin Mac, Lithgow Highland Pipe Band, Pipes of Haggis, Kim Durie's Highland Danicng School. $65/ children under 12 $25. 2 course buffet dinner. Bar facilities available. Jo 02 6351 4082 Civic Ballroom, Lithgow

Harmony Day 2014

Sunday 16 March 2pm With a showing of Colourfest Multicultural short films; some cultural performance and of course food. Anni Gallagher, Migrant Support Officer, Orange City Council Odeon 5 Cinemas, ORANGE


Wellington Vintage Fair Street Parade Saturday March 1, 2014 WELLINGTON

Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet


Orange Health Service Art and Health Tour

Sunday 2 March, from 6am Antique vehicles, motor bikes, tractors, arts and crafts, collectables, helicopter rides and Army display. entertainment with music, wood chopping, tractor pulls, working horses, shearing and reptile displays. $10 Adults/ children under 15 free. Swappers $25 per site: includes 1 person. Extra site $15. 02 6845 1736 Wellington Showground, WELLINGTON

Friday 7 March, 1pm Join the curator on a tour of Orange Health Service Arts Projects. See the Orange Regional Gallery collection, cubism, weaving and well-being sculptures and the Aboriginal Gathering Space. Meet at the Wayfinders Desk inside the main entrance to the hospital. FREE Bloomfield Campus, Orange Health Service, ORANGE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

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Live Music & Performance BATHURST REGION


Another Irish Concert

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

105 William Street Bathurst 6333 6161 Facebook: BMEC Bathurst

Australian Bee Gees Show Saturday 1 March 8pm After 3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, Stayin’ Alive

Raymond Crowe The Unusualist

Sat 8 March 7pm World Renowned Unusualist and Hand Shadow Artist. $20.30-$39.90

The Empire Strips Back Burlesque Show

Thursday 13 March 8pm A Star Wars Burlesque Parody

Mitchell Conservatorium at All Saints Cathedral Free Lunchtime Concert Series Wednesday 5 March, 1pm Beautiful, live and local music Oliver Harris on solo tuba program includes Bach’s cello suite. FREE 02 6331 6622 All Saints Cathedral, Bathurst


Monday 17 March 6.30pm Tuesday 18 March 1.00am & 12.30pm Imaginary Theatre brings to life Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s well-loved adventure books. Come and see two fabulous theatrical adaptations of these exciting family stories. Kids show. $15- $18.50

This Girl

Wednesday 19 March, Thursday 20 March 6.30 Dinner, 8.00pm Show Rachael Beck with Band. A dynamic concert of song and fun, packed with numbers from famous films and musical theatre such as Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Cabaret, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mamma Mia. Dinner + Show

Avan Yu

Wednesday 26 March 8pm by arrangement with Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia . One of Canada’s most exciting young pianists.

Songs In The Key Of Motown

Thursday 27 March Starring Spectrum and Radiance direct from The U.S -A Journey Through Motown.



Brucedale Twilight Concert and Picnic

Sunday March 9, gates open 4pm, concert 5pm $15/ $10. BYO pinic. Coffee and icecream for sale. Four local bands/ music groups. Brucedale Homestead, 1361 Sofala Rd, PEEL

Friday Night Jazz at Abercrombie House

Friday 14 March Cosy, intimate nights of Jazz in the Heritage Ballroom – featuring The Blue Note Jazz Band – some of Bathurst’s best jazz musicians showcasing a repertoire of modern & classic jazz standards. Cheese & fruit platters, complimentary red & white wine, tea & coffee & very cool live jazz $40. BYO welcome. Bookings essential via Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1800 68 1000 Abercrombie House, BATHURST

Sunday 16 March 2pm Rockley School of Arts, ROCKLEY Sunday 23 March 2pm Bathurst City Uniting Church, BATHURST Songs of Old Ireland and the Irish Tenor and other Tenor favourites. Tenor, William Amer collaborates with Accompanist, Roland Auguszczak, conductor, composer and music arranger, Founder of The Macquarie Male Singers. $15. Duration approx 1 hour Bookings asked for catering purposes 02 6337 9410

Central West Short Play Festival Launch

Friday 28 March at 7pm A night of short plays and dinner to launch the 2014 Central West Short Play Festival. The weekend following will include workshops for local would-be writers and theatre makers. Supported by Local Stages at BMEC, Bathurst Theatre Company and the Regional Arts Fund. Webb & Co, George St Bathurst Tickets from BMEC Box office 6333 6161 or

Taste Canowindra

Crn Ferguson and Tilga Streets Canowindra 6344 2332

Classical virtuoso pianist Andrew (Wizard) Farrell & Dave McMillan (Oz) Saturday 15 March, 7.30pm Classics from Bob Dylan, Elton John, Joe Cocker and James Taylor Phil Manning (Chain) says:

The Beez

Friday March 28, 7pm Based in Berlin the Beez play an average 120 shows a year, primarily in Europe with their trademark cabaret sensibilities never far from the surface. $80. Ticket includes 3course meal & show.


2014 events

There are already more than 500 local arts events on the calendar. Check for date clashes, send in a ‘save the date’, plan your year ahead. See the list at: then click ‘Whats On’ and search by date range.

Cowra Civic Centre The Butler Did It

Friday 28 March 8pm and Saturday 29 March at 2pm The Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society. Written by Todd Wallinger. 02 6341 2558 Facebook: Cowra-MusicalDramatic-Society-Inc

Gamalan Man

Friday 7 March, 5.45pm See highlight box next page

Raymond Crowe The Unusualist

Sunday 9 March, 7pm World renowned Unusualist and Hand Shadow Artist. $39.90 / $34.90 conc/ $29.90 child. Tickets from Cowra Information Centre 6342 4333.

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Lithgow Folk Club

Gamalan Man and the Cowra Civilian Internment Project


1st Sunday of month 3pm FREE Court House Hotel, LITHGOW


Orange Civic Theatre Byng St Orange 6393 8111 Facebook: Orange Civic Theatre

When Dad Married Fury

Ross Welch

Sunday 2 March, 2-5pm Experienced multi instrumental percussionist and world music extraordinaire. Presented by the Orange Jazz Club. FREE Royal Hotel, ORANGE

Saturday March 1, 8pm By David Williamson.

Brass Celebration

Gamalan Man Friday 7 March, 5.45pm Cowra Civic Theatre, Thearette Artists: Jumaadi in collaboration with Cowra artists and musicians. Jumaadi, Weizen Ho and Alan Schacher was part of the Cowra Canowindra Arts Project last year. They held community workshops in Cowra in Shadow Puppet Theatre, Movement and Voice. The performance uses Indonesian shadow puppetry to tell the story of a WW2 internee. Ceremonial Performance Saturday 9 March, immediately following Civilian Internment Interpretive Board Unveiling & Commemorative Service (10am – 11am). Cowra Japanese War Cemetary Artists: Weizen Ho, Alan Schacher, Shigeki Sano with Cowra youths. Movement and Voice. FREE. FORBES


Cater Edward’s Show

Opera in the Park

Wednesday 12 March, 1-3pm Come along and enjoy the delights of comedian, motivational speaker and singer Cater Edwards. Forbes Services Club, FORBES

Orange Regional Conservatorium Adult Ensembles Event

Saturday 22 March, 5pm The adult music groups of the ORC invite you to join them in a relaxed afternoon of musical performances. Ticket $10 (at the door), ORC school age students are free. (No concessions, sorry) Orange Regional Conservatorium of Music, ORANGE

City of Orange Brass Band Recital

Sunday March 23, 1pm Cook Park, ORANGE

Sunday 30 March, 6.30pm Guests will be treated to an international performance from Madama Butterfly who has also performed at the Sydney Botanical Gardens and Opera House. BYO food and beverages. Tickets are available at Bundaburrah Music, Forbes Shire Council & The Glass Menagerie. $49 Sarah White 6850 2300 Victoria Park, FORBES

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Saturday 8 March & Sunday 9 March Street march Saturday 8 March 12.30pm Bands in the park Sunday 9 March, afternoon

Autumn Soiree at Mortimers Wines

Sunday 23 March, 2.30pm A fundraiser concert. Includes afternoon tea . Music for strings and voices by sisters Ailish and Alana Seedsman who were nominated for Young Citizens of Orange 2014 awards will play violin and cello together. $25. Mortimer’s Wines Cellar Door The Old March Schoolhouse 786 Burrendong Way ORANGE Bookings essential: 6362 1662

Looking Through A Glass Onion

Friday 7 March 8pm In a homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon, John Waters explores the essence of the man through song and spoken word.

Brass Celebration Concert

Saturday 8 March 7.30pm Three top quality brass bands Orange Civic Theatre, ORANGE

Stolen (TBC)

Tuesday 11 March 12.30pm The story of five Aboriginal children and their forced removal from their families by the Australian Government. This Orange Civic Theatre production is for secondary schools looking to achieve a deeper understanding of this Australian curriculum based work and will be presented as a staged reading. $5. Recommended for Stages 3-6. Expressions of interest are sought from schools.


Supported by SOQ Friday March 14, 7.30pm Hear the acclaimed vocalist Lior. With SOQ featuring: Stephen O’Connell: tunesmith, saxes; and inspiration Graham Sattler: lyrics and vocals; Andrew FrenchNortham: guitars; Mark Scotland: double & electric bass David Condon: drums.

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ORANGE Orange Civic Theatre continued


POP Arts Collective


Wednesday 19 March 6.30PM Thursday 20 March 10am Thursday 20 March 12.30pm Join Imaginary Theatre on a journey of adventure and excitement as they perform two of Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s popular Tashi stories.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Friday 28 March 8pm Saturday 29 March 2pm Saturday 29 March 8pm James Sheahan Catholic High School.

WELLINGTON Country Music Monthly Social

Sunday 2 March, 1-5pm FREE Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club, WELLINGTON

Friday 28 March, 6pm-10pm, Saturday 29 March, 11am-4pm & 6pm-8pm Sam’s Automotive, ORANGE The Orange Regional Arts Foundation was established in 1984 by a committed group of locals to support and encourage activities in the Arts in the district. The aim of the group has been to support a vibrant cultural life, providing financial aid to the Regional Gallery, Library, Theatre and Conservatorium. As a result Orange stands out in regional Australia as a shining example of a pro-active, arts-rich community. In the past two years the Foundation has launched a new initiative, to encourage the next generation to maintain and develop Orange as a centre of artistic endeavour. As a result at least 12 younger members of the community have taken up the challenge, forming the POP ARTS Collective, with the aim of building a younger membership base for the Foundation and to raise general community awareness of the Foundation’s role. The group are driven by their own passion for the arts and plan a series of “pop up” arts events during 2014 to spread the word. The first event will be held at Sam’s Automotive, a warehouse on Peisley Street, on the weekend of 28-29 March. Friday 28th will be a dazzling party with food, wine and music, interior and exterior light installations and art auction, followed on Saturday by a fabulous line up of workshops featuring street art and dance. Plus photography and sculpture exhibitions and a coffee bar. In the evening “Art Late” will be held at the Regional Gallery. Further events will be scheduled throughout 2014. Kathy Snowball mob 0418 625 619, email Image: Charlotte Gundry, Holly Manning, Ash Brown Larissa Blake, Lisa Madigan and Chontelle Stevens. Photo: JUDE KEOGH, Central Western Daily.

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Film BATHURST Cinema Under the Stars

Saturday 15 March, 5.30pm. movie screens at sunset (approx 8pm) Bring your friends, family and a picnic rug and enjoy the movie ‘Monsters University’, rated G. Pre-movie entertainment will include fantastic local artists and community groups. Food is available for purchase. FREE event. Macquarie River Bicentennial Park, Stanley St BATHURST 13 19 87

CABONNE SHIRE Flickerfest at Rosnay Vineyard

Saturday 22 March Ausralia’s largest short film festival. Rosnay, CANOWINDRA 02 6344 3215

Amusu Theatre

Dowrie St, MANILDRA 0418452902 / 63645906 Joan 02 6364 5906

FORBES International Women’s Day Screen on the Green

Friday 7 March, 8pm A night of fun and film to celebrate 2014 International Women’s Day. Gates open 7pm with a FREE Champagne followed by gourmet finger food. Bar service and snacks available. Enjoy entertainment by local artists while you peruse local trade stalls. VIP seating available. $50 (VIP package) $25 (Silver package) King George V Park, FORBES Anita Morrison 6850 2300

Literary Events LITHGOW Crystal Theatre

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Launch: Local is Lovely by local author Sophie Hansen


Saturday 8 March, 2pm Disney animated film. $6 Screens the 2nd weekend of each month Friday night at 8 pm. $6 Saturday matinee at 2 pm. $6

Lithgow Valley Community Cinema

16-18 Main Street Lithgow 02 6353 1897 Membership/ guest fees

Little Man Tate

Friday 14 March, 10.30am & Sunday 16 March, 2.45pm Starring & Produced by Jodie Foster.

ORANGE Orange Film Society Screening: The Great Beauty

Sunday 30 March 7pm and Wednesday 2 April, am Running Time: 142 Country Italy | France Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli. A portrait of Rome. This Italian drama from Paolo Sorrentino tells the story of an aging writer in the midst of an existential crisis. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013. Cinema prices 02 6361 1479 Odeon 5 Cinemas, ORANGE

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Thursday 27 March 5.30pm Orange City Library, ORANGE The farm to plate journey is one that many city-dwellers are fascinated with. Originating form Sophie’s blog, this gorgeously illustrated book is a celebration of Australian rural life with a focus on fresh, local food and mouth-watering recipes that takes you on many of those journeys. Local is Lovely is a seasonal guide to the fruit, vegetables and meat that Australian famers produce. Beautiful recipes, tips for the home and family and stories and interview with and about local producers – because local is lovely. Follow Sophie Hansen as she takes us on a journey with the farmers and producers she loves to cook with. From delicious, ripe stonefruit through to wholesome freshly milled flour, you’ll learn everything you need to know about eating local, fresh and direct from the source. FREE Supported by Collins Booksellers Bookings essential 6393 8132 Classics Book Club Returns Thursday 20 March at 12.30pm and 5.30pm The groups meet on the third Thursday of the month. Come along to discover the great ‘Classic’ reads planned for the year ahead. FREE Orange City Library, ORANGE 02 6393 8132

Pageturners book discussion group

Wednesday 12 March at 5.30pm Pageturners book discussion group meets to talk about The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. FREE Orange City Library, ORANGE 02 6393 8132

What’s On | March 2014 A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’s On Also look at events around the region at:





Central West Short Play Festival: Directing Workshop with Kate Gaul

Make a Double Bow Windsor Chair with Howard Archbold; Make a Windsor Stool with Geoff Tonkin

Welding Women of the West: Waste 2 Ar workshop with Harrie Fasher

Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia Winner AVAN YU presents a master class

Sat March 1, 10 - 6pm and Sunday March 2, 10 -4pm For all interested directors to grow your skills in directing and running a workshop, with the possibility to work in the region, running some of our directing workshops. Some directorial experience is required. Kate is a fantastic Director from Sydney as well as a great Workshop Tutor in Directing and Acting. Cost: You need to be/ become a member of Bathurst Theatre company ($15 Single / $20 Family) plus workshop $35 including lunch. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, BATHURST 02 6333 6161

5 to 14 April Molong 0427 677 226

FORBES ntroduction to Photoshop (Basic Skills)

Saturday 15 March, 10-3pm Come along to this fantastic workshop and learn the basics of photoshop. $30 Church in the School Yard, FORBES Klara 6851 4868

International Day of the Forest and World Poetry Day Thursday March 20 What better way to combine the International Day of the Forest and World Poetry Day than with a feast of Bush Poetry. Billy Tea and Damper for morning tea from 10am followed by a live performance by singer and actress Kim Deacon, an international performer based at Hill End. Join Kim Deacon as she takes you through the creative process of writing bush poetry to music to coincide with The International Day of Poetry. Kim took her one woman show of “Henry Lawson and His Loves” to the Wirksworth Festival, UK last year and is performing this again in the beautiful chapel at Rahamim. Workshops looks at the process that saw her write the show putting 10 Lawson poems to music. Kim plays Harp, Guitar, Banjo and Piano for this performance. Bring an instrument and your own poem if that takes your fancy, otherwise just come and sin.! BYO Lunch and Writing Materials. Rahamim Ecological Learning Community, 34 Busby Street BATHURST Bookings essential 6332 9950

Central West Short Play Festival: Playwriting Workshop

Saturday March 29, 10am - 6pm & Sunday 30 March 10am - 1pm With the inspiring Australian plywright Alex Broun (www. Alex has been working with us for the last few years assisting local playwrights develop their work. $35, lunch included (plus a current BTC membership of $15) Becky Russell, Central West Short Play Festival via BMEC 02 6333 6161 centralwestshortplayfest@gmail. com FORBES


From art societies and arts councils to knitters, musicians and family history researcher. See: whats_on/index.php

Saturday 29 march 1-4pm & sunday 30 march 9-4pm Supported by the Country Arts Support Program (through Arts OutWest, Regional Arts NSW and the NSW Government through Arts NSW). $20 Materials Cost OBERON AREA Details/Booking: Friends of Oberon Library Inc Celia Ravesi 6359-3109

ORANGE ABC Open Writing Workshop

first Thursday of the month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm With ABC Open producer Luke Wong. Each month challenge yourself to write a 500 word nonfiction story and get it published on-line through the ABC. Learn how to improve your writing skills and choose the right image for your story and how to publish it online. FREE. Orange City Lirbary

Objects and Family Stories – Centenary of WW1

Wednesday 19 March 2-4pm Presented by staff from the National Archives of Australia and Orange City Library, the workshop is an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. It will be held on Wednesday 19th March from 2pm – 4pm. This workshop is designed to focus on research of the service records of the men and women who served in the armed forces during WW1. Participants are encouraged to bring along one or two objects or photographic memorabilia to prompt research direction. Admission is free, bookings essential. 02 6393 8132 Orange City Library, ORANGE

Thursday March 27, 11am – 12noon $30 per person. Please contact admin to register,, 02 6361 7974 Orange Regional Conservatorium of Music, ORANGE

Learn to paint Watercolour Flowers with Artist Joy Engelman

Weekends of 8 & 9 March, 22 & 23 March, 5 & 6 April, 9.30am - 4pm 3 weekends to choose from $150 per weekend. Bring your own materials and lunch. The Barracks Gallery 2b Peisley Street (East Fork) ORANGE Joy 0427 618 953 Bookings essential

NEARBY Welding Workshop with Maurice Berry

March 19 - 20 Two-day course examines the use of basic welding techniques in creating metal sculpture and garden artworks, Kay Norton-Knight 0428 635 993 email Rosby Guesthouse, MUDGEE


Lots of skills to learn with classes daily around the region. For a full list go to: whats_on/index.php

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