Blackall Living Arts Centre
P 07 4657 4392
W www.blackallcultural.org.au find us on facebook
A PO Box 80, Cnr Hawthorne & Rose Street Blackall Qld 4472
ABOUT The Blackall Cultural Association is an arts and craft group that operates from the Living Arts Centre. The facility is unique in western Queensland, having live-in accommodation as well as several workshop spaces in the one location. The Centre is popular with artist-in-residence who are able to stay onsite, work on their chosen discipline in inspiring surroundings and enjoy the country lifestyle. The arts community is also able to access quality tutoring in many disciplines here. The Living Arts Centre is budget accommodation at its best. With room for 20 people it is the perfect location for a group to enjoy a stay in the outback including schools, art groups and other special interest groups. Workshop rooms are large, air-conditioned and can be hired for half or full days. Our OUT THERE RETREAT packages (designed for local and tourist participation) are a special way to experience this unique outback location. Dates for 2014:
*21/05 to 04/06…Artist –in-Residence
*23/05 to 29/05…Blackall Heartland Festival ART EXHIBITION
*12/05 to 30/05…Blackall Heartland Festival PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
*26/07/14 – 03/08/14…OUT THERE RETREAT with JOHN LOVETT (watercolour)
*15/08/14 – 24/08/14…OUT THERE RETREAT with BARRY ALSOP (photography)
Enquire for 2015 dates of exhibition and workshops.
Blackall Visitor Information Centre
P 07 4657 4637
A Ram Park, 145a Shamrock Street
Blackall Qld 4472
ABOUT Rehoused in the old Blackall railway station, the Visitor Information Centre is the place to find up to date local and regional brochures. The centre is also home to photos relating to the history of Blackall as well as many other items of interest that belong to a by-gone era. The community invites all visitors to participate in local events and activities to ensure they gain the most from their visit. To find out what else there is to see and do in Blackall, stop and have a chat with the staff at the Blackall Visitor Information Centre. Come in, browse awhile, have a friendly chat and find out about Blackall and its points of interest.
Peak Tourist Season: 1 May to 31 August each year.
Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm (1 March – 30 April)
Saturday 9am – 4pm (1 May – 31 August)
Saturday 9am – 4pm (1 May – 31 August)
Saturday 9am – 12pm (1 Sept – 31 Oct| Closed Saturday Nov – Feb)
Sunday 10am – 1pm (1 Apr – 31 Oct | Closed Sunday Nov – March)
Blackall Heartland Festival
A Blackall Living Arts Centre,
PO Box 122, Blackall 4472
DATE 23rdMay to 01st June
THEME 2014 "TAKE THE JOURNEY"
ABOUT The Blackall Heartland Festival is western Queensland’s premier arts and cultural festival, offering 10 days of entertainment at the home of the Black Stump. Beginning on the last weekend of May and running until early June each year, the event packs in art shows, a fabulous food and music fiesta, zany golf, talented tutors, photographic opportunities, fun with Billy Cart racing and a wonderful showcase of our red meat that is produced within the Central West. Chef David Pugh from Restaurant 2 Brisbane will once again be cooking up a storm and artisans of all disciplines will descend on Blackall to show their wares.
The Blackall Heartland Festival was initiated in 2006 to promote Blackall as western Queensland’s art and culture hub, which has paid off with strong support from artists of the highest calibre attracted to the region. The township boasts some of the country’s most exciting public art, a legacy of past festivals and artists in residence. Tim and Gina Fairfax are joint patrons and offer their backing for the initiative which they say will help see rural and regional Queensland sustained for the long term. Tourism and Events Queensland have also been supporters of the festival and have been integral in its success.
The festival is unique in the west and offers something that sets itself apart from other events. Organisers are always looking for ways to bring new ideas and talent to the area and offer a number of methods for people to contact them with suggestions and offers.
It’s art for the heart and food for the soul – feed your inner artist and indulge in a feast for all your senses.
CONTACT Sheree Miller
M 0429 430 606
ABOUT Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of August 2014, 2015 dates TBA
Shockwave is a festival designed by, for and with young people and the wider community of Central West Queensland to celebrate, exchange and learn about creative arts and as an opportunity for young people’s artistic expression.
The multi-award winning Shockwave Festival forms part of a creative skills development program working with young people aged 10 to 25 from throughout Central Western Queensland.
Shockwave aims to build young people’s skills in event management, production, marketing and creative arts such as visual art and installation, music, dance, theatre, photography and film.
The festival also fosters regional cohesion and further exploration into new employment pathways in Central Western Queensland for young people.
Shockwave was conceptualised by program participants in 2008 and is planned and delivered each year by a core team of young people living in Central West Queensland, in collaboration with Human Ventures. Shockwave, takes place at the Blackall Memorial Hall and Skatepark.
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Murals
P 07 4657 4637
A 145a Ram Park, Shamrock Street, Blackall QLD 4472
ABOUT Local artist Bob Wilson has painted a selection of murals representing the history of Blackall. Bobs murals can be viewed at the Black Stump, Pioneer Bore, next to the Bushman’s Hotel, at the Blackall Woolscour and at the Coolibah Motel.
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Sculpture Trail
P 07 4657 4637 / 07 4621 6600
A 6 Coronation Drive Blackall Qld 4472
ABOUT A selection of large scale sculptures eloquently representing cultural expression inspired by the stores of remote rural dwellers In our town’s public spaces for all to enjoy.