Buninyong Brewery


The Gong under threat

Posted on 12 January 2020

The old Brewery sits at the far end of The Gong, a small but beautiful lake created in the 1860s or 70s by damming wetlands. It’s part of the Buninyong Botanic Gardens, which is Heritage Victoria listed. The City of Ballarat now plans to destroy a significant part of this area by taking out all […]

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Art Meets Nature at Sofitel

Posted on 11 September 2019

Art Meets Nature, curated by Merle Hathaway for the WAMA Project, is an exhibition of art inspired by nature. It shows at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, The Atrium (level 35) 6 August – 6 November, 2019. Free admission all hours.

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Art Meets Nature exhibition 16 – 25 Nov 2018

Posted on 25 September 2018

Art Meets Nature is an exhibition of 26 artists whose work is deeply inspired by nature. Curated for the WAMA Project by Merle Hathaway, the exhibition will be opened by Louise Tegart, Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Friday 16 November at 6.30pm, and closes 5pm 25 November. At Lucy McEachern Gallery, Wingeel, near Inverleigh.

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Music at the Brewery

Posted on 18 January 2016

Enjoy the unique environment of the old Brewery and good, live acoustic music while supporting a   local family of asylum seekers threatened with deportation. Even Ballarat Council has appealed to the Government to allow this young family who have already contributed so much to our community, to stay. Deportation to Sri Lanka means   a […]

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Civic Hall progress at last!

Posted on 30 June 2014

At last Save Civic Hall has had a breakthrough. Ammon Beyerle of here studio will lead a new process where everyone will be invited to contribute ideas and plans at “open door studio” workshops. The process starts with an exhibition of “300 concepts”, drawn from all previous consultations. After workshopping and discussions with artists, young and […]

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Save Civic Hall Public Meeting 3pm Sunday 10 November 2013

Posted on 5 November 2013

At Ballarat Library, 3pm Sunday 10 November. Regina Lane, from Friends of St Brigid’s will be guest speaker at a public meeting organised by Save Civic Hall. The small community of Crossley, near Port Fairy, banded together to prevent their church and hall, built and maintained by Irish famine survivors, from being sold. The battle […]

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Landscapes of the Mind: Chris Nicholls

Posted on 25 September 2013

For the past few years I worked on the curation of Landscapes of the Mind, which showed at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from 21 September to 27 October. The exhibition looked wonderful in three of the Art Gallery’s ground floor galleries. Chris Nicholls was an artist who lived and worked in a remote corner […]

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ArtsAtlas new website for Central Highlands arts

Posted on 11 January 2013

At last we have a one-stop-shop for the arts of this region. At ArtsAtlas It is quite easy to register as an artist and create your own profile, or to enter events and venues or just check out opportunities and what’s on. And it’s free thanks to the Central Highlands LEAP programme. Its Coordinator, Carolynne […]

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Art Sparks on the Green. Sat 24 November 2012

Posted on 7 November 2012

Enjoy a free, fun afternoon of arts activities for all the family at Smythesdale’s Historic Precinct. This will feature artists, performers & writers of the northern Golden Plains Shire – which includes Linton, Scardale, Smythesdale, Haddon and outer Buninyong. Enjoy performances by Salty Dog, Haddon Concert Band, music and dance students of Woady Yaloak Primary […]

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Jennifer Marshall exhibition, Sydney

Posted on 15 February 2012

Jennifer Marshall, a great print-maker and painter, ex Adelaide, Sydney, Ballarat, Bendigo, and now living in Hobart, has a retrospective of her work at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Reviewer Paul McJillick says “It is a knockout and anyone disposed to be moved by great art must go … This is a master printer at […]

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