Platform Brainstorming Session

We are excited to announce that we are reopening Platform Arts Hub Blayney on 28th of October 2021 and on top of this, we have a brand new Venue Event Coordinator …. Sarah Randall!! 

Sarah is a brilliant artist from Orange and brings to the table a ton of Gallery Management experience, including working in Ireland for a year as an Assistant to the Director of an art centre. She also holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Masters in Fine Arts and a graduate certificate of Art History. It’s fair to say we are very proud to have her on board!!

With that being said, we would love to invite you to a brainstorming session with Sarah and the PAHB committee to share your ideas of how we can best utilise the beautiful space that we have available at the station. Whether it be ideas for workshops, exhibitions, live music, various events, markets… we want to hear ALL of your ideas! 

We will be holding this brainstorming session at the Community Centre in Blayney on Sunday the 24th of October at 2pm and light refreshments will be available. 

Due to COVID restrictions, please RSVP by Thursday the 21st of October 5pm. Please note that you need to be DOUBLE vaccinated to attend this brainstorming session, please bring along proof of your vaccination. 


Tracey Mackie Artist colouring in competition

Thank you to everyone who entered Tracey Mackie Artist colouring in competition!! We received over 40 entries and they were all so amazing.

Tracey had a hard time choosing only 3 winners!! However, we are so excited to announce that the winners are ….

Madison Cook aged 7 – with her beautiful Butterfly

Rhiannon Malouf – with her amazingly colourful buffalo

Aria Martonhelyi aged 6 – with her majestic peacock

We will be in touch to organise delivery of Tracey’s awesome prize packs, we are also including a voucher to The Odd Sock Gallery – Art & Craft Supplies.

Thanks again everyone and keep colouring!!

Lockdown Colouring Comp

A fun activity for the kids (and adults!) especially over the school holidays!

Our first competition is a @traceymackie_art colouring in competition!! All you need to do is pick out on of Tracey’s stencils available on her website;…, get colouring in and email us your completed stencil!! Happy colouring

Platform is hiring

We are hiring a Venue Event Coordinator. Closes 25 August. Are you passionate about our community and all things art?

We are now seeking a motivated and dynamic Venue Event Co-ordinator for 14 hours p/w to help the Platform Arts Hub Committee deliver workshops, community gatherings, school holiday activities, markets and live music events at the recently restored Platform Arts Hub located at the Blayney Railway Station.

Please click here for the role description and information on how to apply –…/1KmoRXHaHv6mXrUShCfi…/view…

Applications close Wednesday 25th August 5pm.

For any enquiries regarding the role please phone 0493 129 653.

Call for entries: Living in a Frosted World

Entries close 16 August. Introducing our brand new art exhibition for August. “Living in a Frosted World” through the eyes of local artists.

We are inviting all members of Platform Arts Hub Blayney to hang art works at the gallery for ongoing exhibition and sale, commencing on 20th of August. This ‘open exhibition’ will be running in conjunction with our upcoming themed exhibition ‘Living in a Frosted World’ and submissions close on the 16th of August with all artwork drop off on the 18th of August 10am – 2pm. All mediums are welcome.

If you are not already a member of PAHB, please see the attached membership form and information on benefits of becoming a member. It’s only $25 per year and allows you to regularly display your artwork. 

Please see following details regarding conditions of entry;

1. Artists over the age of 18 living in the Blayney region are invited to exhibit.

2. Artwork submitted will have been completed within the last 2 years, be the original work of the exhibitor and not previously exhibited at the Platform Arts Hub Gallery in the past 12 months. 

3. All entries will be accepted at the risk of the exhibitor. It is the responsibility of all artists who exhibit artworks at the Platform Arts Hub Gallery to insure their own artwork. 4. All care will be taken of artwork, although Platform Arts Hub are not responsible for any damage or theft to artworks being exhibited. 

5. Artwork must be suitably framed with D hooks fitted 10cm from the top, and suitably presented for the Exhibition, with string/wire for hanging and must not be wet. No item is to exceed 70cm x 100cm or equivalent area including the frame. 

6. Each artwork must be clearly labelled on the back with the artist’s name, artwork title, medium and/or techniques used to produce the artwork and the sale price at the time of delivery. 

7. Platform Arts Hub Gallery Committee reserves the right to decline to exhibit any artwork that does not comply with the conditions of entry, or due to its bulk, weight, delicateness or dangerous nature making it unsafe to exhibit. 

8. There is no exhibition entry fee for this exhibition, however a 20% commission will be deducted from all sales.   

9. Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 artworks, however depending on the number of entries we may only be able to hang 1 -2 artworks.

Entry criteria 👉🏼…/15zglqyWNzGu52hVBYBh…/view… 

Submission form 👉🏼…/14wd-h2K09eYlnzDw…/view…#winterfirefestival#orange360_allyearround#winterwonderland#blayneyshire#artexhibition

Exhibition CANCELLED: Blayney Shire Through the Lens

Attention all photographers in the Central West. For exhibition 1-31 July 2021.

We are having our very first photography exhibition next month!!

Information pack and submission form is now available for our next months photography exhibition ‘Blayney Shire Through the Lens’.

If you are a photographer in the Central West this is a great opportunity to showcase and sell your artworks! The photographs must depict Blayney Shire’s iconic past, present or futuristic impression.

Click here for all the entry details 👉🏼…/1kAu7Hxll20UnHQAMQ9MP…/edit…

Gallery: Youth Textures of One

The Youth Textures of One exhibition runs until June 27. Here’s a gallery of the works.

1.‘Burning off Steam’ by Tilly Kearney. Yr 7

2. ‘Steam and Coggs’ by Lucian Butterfield Yr 3


4. ‘Potion Making’ by Elena Ryan. Yr 6

5. Untitled by Emily-Elizabeth Bradley. Yr 10

6. ‘Dreadnought of the Sands-Heavy Duty Transport Truck’ by Stirling Miller. Yr 7

7. ‘Morning Tea’ by Jessica Cook. Yr 3. WINNER 1st PLACE – JUNIOR PRIMARY CATEGORY

8. ‘Steam Train’ by Conan Lowles. Yr 4

9. ‘Magpies love Tea’ by Kelly Cowan. Yr 4

10. ‘Cold Winter Morning’ by Shelby Ryan. Yr 4

11. ‘Steam Train’ by Bella Miskell. Yr 4

12. ‘Australia Day at the Dam’ by Nicholas Owen. Yr 4

13. ‘Day at the Train Station’ by Grace Hadlow. Yr 4

14. ‘Breakfast Grazing’ by Isaac Byrnes. Yr 4

15. ‘Sunrise in the Morning’ by Jack Dunn. Yr 4

16. ‘Bull Raging Steam’ by Matilda Davies. Yr 6.

17. ‘A foggy Morning’ by Kaidan Roberts. Yr 6

18. ‘Steam ontop of Water’ by Jess Matthews. Yr 6

19. ‘Fog over the town’ by Paige Owens. Yr 6

20. ‘Boiling Kettle’ by Abe Hutchins. Yr 6

21. ‘Concept’ by George Woods. Yr 11

22. ‘Stolen Steamy Pizza’ by Amber Aitcheson. Yr 6

23. ‘Smouldering Kurt’ by Max Moore. Yr 9


Feature artist: Peter Tilney

ntroducing our brand new feature artist: Peter Tilney! Peter is a well respected artist originally from the Blue Mountains, however moved to Blayney over 45 years ago, where he and his lovely wife Val raised a family together.

Peter is a self taught artist and his passion for art was ignited when he started attending weekly art get togethers with the late Ian Roberts and Chip Redhead, who were also incredible artists. Peter has a passion for teaching children art and is hoping to start some workshops with the local schools in the near future at Platform Arts Hub Blayney.

Peter does beautifully detailed ink drawings and pastel drawings and he welcomes commissions of landscapes, buildings, machinery and vehicles – nothing is too big or too small.

Peter’s latest commission that he is working on is a wine label collage drawing for Phillip Shaw Wines which he is really proud to be completing.

Come on down and view Peters amazing artwork, we are open Thursday – Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 10-2pm.

Entry is $5.00, $3.00 for concession and children under 12 are free. His exhibition will be on show until Mid July.

Gallery: Youth Textures of One opening

Thanks to everyone who came to Youth Textures of One opening day on Sunday 6 June at Platform Arts Hub Blayney.

It was an intimate but lively event with coffee provided by Swift Coffee by M, a rotary BBQ and live music provided by some very talented students from Blayney High School. We are so grateful to the schools for all of their involvement.

A big shout out to our event sponsors The Odd Sock Gallery and Regis Resources. You have put some very big smiles on our winning students faces with your generous contributions. But most importantly, thanks to our beautiful students of Blayney Shire for entering in your artworks and making this exhibition possible. All of your artworks were so unique and we can’t wait to see your future creations.

Youth Textures of One will be open for this entire month from Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Entry is $5.00, $3.00 for concession card holders and children under 12 are free. See you there!

Images provided by Bradley at the Odd Sock Gallery

3801 to visit Blayney

Friday June 4, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. A defining part of Australia’s steam train history is returning to the Central West after more than a decade.

No other steam engine in Australia has captured the imagination of rail enthusiasts and the public as much as 3801, so this is an exciting opportunity for the Blayney community to see the iconic steam train in town.

The train will pull up at the Blayney Station just after 1:30pm on Friday 4 June from Bathurst with specials guests on board, before departing back to Bathurst at 2:30pm. While stationed in Blayney the general public will have a chance to have a special up-close viewing of the locomotive.

Platform Arts Hub will also be open with a special 3801 operating model steam train exhibition, feature artist display, youth exhibition and history museum.

Entry is $5 for Adults and $3 for Concession.3801 will be on public display at Blayney station 1.40 pm to 2.30 pm on Friday June 4 – however, tickets to travel with 3801 are not available for this event.

Tickets for 3801’s other Central West tours are available via

See the Facebook event for more