Orange 360 > Things to do > Arts, Culture & Community
Checking the weather...

Home  -  Things to doArts, Culture & Community

Arts, Culture & Community

Share this around

With a rich history in the arts and a flourishing cultural scene, Orange NSW has become a major creative hub for the area. For a regional town, it has impressive arts facilities including museums, galleries, theatres and libraries, as well as smaller independent galleries.

A great starting point for visitors is the cultural precinct opposite Robertson Park, which takes up an entire city block. The magnificent Orange Regional Museum, which also houses the excellent Orange Visitor Information Centre and Groundstone cafe, are must see Orange attractions. The building won the much-coveted Sulman Award for Architecture and houses a wonderfully curated permanent exhibition showcasing the history of Orange and the Central West. The Museum also displays temporary and travelling exhibitions on a range of themes and topics including history, science, technology and culture.

The nearby Orange Regional Gallery offers an ever-changing program of contemporary exhibitions as well as an inspired program of art workshops for children.

A wealth of fascinating museums can also be found in Orange’s surrounding towns and villages. See 360 million year old fossils at Canowindra’s Age of Fishes Museum, which was described by broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as ‘world class’. The Eugowra Bushranger Museum and Yeoval’s Banjo Paterson Museum are also well worth a visit.

Culturally, you will find no shortage of things to do in Orange, with the Orange Civic Theatre’s vibrant program featuring national dance, opera and theatre companies, stand-up comedy, local theatre productions and live music.

The Orange Chamber Music Festival is the new Art Music event of the Central West, featuring established Australian ensembles, domestic and local artists within a variety of locations, ranging from the concert stage to cellar doors and hatted restaurants. Tickets for the 2022 festival will open for pre-sale on July 1st 2021.

The Peisley Street Gallery

The objective of The Peisley Street Gallery is to introduce new visual voices to the Central West. The Peisly St Gallery is an independent gallery offering exhibitions of quality artworks, including works on canvas, paper and board, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.
 
Opening Hours
Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Age Of Fishes Museum

The Age of Fishes Museum is located in Canowindra in the heart of the beautiful Central West of NSW and is the #1 tourist attraction in the Canowindra area. It is located on the edge of town in a flat and accessible area with easy parking.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Banjo Paterson: More than a Poet Museum

One of Australia's most famous sons, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was born in Orange, before returning with his parents to the family property Buckinbah, at Yeoval.

Canowindra Historical Society Museum

The Canowindra Historical Museum depicts the development of Canowindra from the 1840s frontier township on the Belubula River to its growth as a rural centre.

Corner Store Gallery

In the heritage former corner store, The Corner Store Gallery brings together artists and designers from all over Australia to both an audience in Orange, New South Wales and online.
 
Opening Hours
Wednesday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Orange Regional Gallery

*** Temporarily Closed *** PLEASE NOTE THAT ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO BUILDING WORKS. They will reopen in Spring 2021 with an exciting line-up of exhibitions and programs.

Orange Regional Museum

Orange Regional Museum is an award-winning museum dedicated to sharing engaging exhibitions and diverse public programs for audiences of all ages.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ada's Place

Now in her 90's Ada has been working successfully as an artist for nearly 70 years. She has travelled the globe inspired and inspiring with her art. She has exhibited in Australia, America and Greece.

Animals on Bikes

Animals on Bikes is a 120 kilometre paddock art sculpture trail displaying 111 two metre high structures (and some smaller letterboxes) on the back road from Molong to Cumnock to Yeoval to Dubbo Zoo.

#orange360

Stay in the loop

Subscribe