It’s our birthday!

Five. The number of senses. The amount of people you need for a basketball team. The number of points on the star when you cut through an apple the ‘wrong way’. The number of ingredients in a traditional punch. It is also the number of years the Outback Arts Gallery has been running in Coonamble! (Outback Arts itself has been running since the late 90s but we moved into the glorious space that is the Monterey Café in 2012.)

Happy birthday to us! To celebrate this milestone we are putting on a birthday program involving 5 events over 5 weeks, as well as a special group exhibition of some of our region’s most clever creatives, who have been very involved in the gallery!

So here is a run down of the events below, a downloadable program, and also hit up our Facebook event page…Get involved!

Wednesday 5th April – Wednesday 10th May


Thursday 6th April > Our 5th birthday party & exhibition opening event.

You’re all invited to our birthday for fairy bread and celebrations!

Anna Kaineder, Mardi Remond, Kylie Harvey, Sarah Dugan, Vicki Murray, John Murray and Jude Fleming have come together from across the region to present this show in recognition of our special year. Exploring a variety of mediums and themes, this show offers much diversity and talent and we thank this great bunch of artists for getting on board!

OBA Gallery | 5:30pm | FREE


Wednesday 12th April > Chats with Far West Living Magazine.

Cobar girl Ellie Russell is the inspiration behind this amazing new mag! Come along and enjoy a nibble and drink and hear how she got it off the ground so quickly. She also runs Darling Design Co so is full of great advice for all creative entrepreneurs and adventurers!

OBA Gallery | 5:30pm | FREE


Thursday 20th April > Kiddies Waste 2 Art workshop

Bring the kids, an idea and some rubbish and Bec McIntyre will show you how to turn it into art!

OBA Gallery | 1-4pm | Some materials provided | $10


Saturday 29th April > Textiles workshop

Print, paint and stitch! Amanda Colwell will show you the basics of fabric printing and stitching your own teatowel! From there you can decorate any piece of material you like…create your own tote bags, t-shirts etc!

OBA Gallery | 9-1pm | Materials provided (and extras available for purchase on the day) | $25

Bring along with you: Cash to purchase extra materials, apron, lunch, old newspaper and magazine with shiny pages, containers with lids, hairdryer, sewing kit, notepad and pen, black sharpie. Don’t panic if you don’t have everything as Amanda will bring spares!


Thursday 4th May > Spicks and Specks Trivia Night!

A good old fashioned pub trivia night with an arts and music twist. Prizes to be won!

Commercial Hotel | 6pm | $10pp | Teams of 6

Spots are limited so bookings are essential!!

02 6822 2484 or

Click here for the schedule >  Our birthday program