Blackall is located in central-western Queensland, between Longreach and Charleville and 500 km south-west of Rockhampton. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, Blackall is known for its colour and culture. The town is the Arts Capital of the West, boasting an outdoor gallery of public artworks created by local and well renowned artists, which range from scrap metal sculptures, wood carvings and hand-painted murals to large bronze depictions of the town’s most famous.

Country Women Association Blackall (CWA) is celebrating the arrival of two new Street Libraries. They have installed the Street Libraries outside the local hall. One will be dedicated to the grown ups and the other Street Library will be especially for the kids.

The whole community is loving the Street Libraries so much.
The Street Libraries were painted by their QCWA member, Lucy Senior, who works at St Joseph’s School in Blackall. Lucy also works under the artist brand of Lucy Ann Artistry –  who donated her skills for free.  As an added bonus the paint colours used will be the ones we are using to paint our hall this year after being awarded a grant. 
“We took the library to Anzac Day where we fed the community a lovely morning tea after our day service and also had it featured in our local show – The Blackall Show alongside memorabilia as the QCWA is turning 100 this year.”
“Thank you to the kind donors who made this possible it has already had its first borrows and a couple of new books have appeared as well!” – Avril