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The Living Arts Centre is located in the outback township of Blackall, Central West Queensland.

The Blackall Cultural Association is the organisation that is responsible for the management of the Living Arts Centre along with facilitating local workshops and 5 day rural cultural retreats. We engage a professional tutor to teach up to 10 students for 5 days in the chosen art form, while also sharing the many and varied attractions and characters we have in our local area.

Along with facilitating workshops and retreats, we welcome arts, cultural, educational and special interest groups to utilise the facilities we have on offer. Within the Living Arts Centre building we have air-conditioned accommodation for up to 18 people with 2 workrooms for hire. These include a large screen TV, white screen for use with a projector, whiteboards and tables and seating for 50.

Upcoming Retreats 2023

 Out There Retreats 2023

Chan Dissanayake

Watercolour Artist

17th-21st May, 2023


 Out There Retreats 2023

John Wilson

Oil Painting 

14-18th June, 2023


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Blackall Living Arts Centre Colley Whisson 5 day Retreat. It was a huge learning experience but was relaxed and engaging. The accommodation was perfect and the catering was amazing. I will definitely return for another Retreat.

Kimble Thomas




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