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Posted on 17 October 2011

The Stick Shed at Murtoa is a space I’ve been in love with since I first illegally entered it in the 1990’s. Horsham Art Gallery’s patron, the late Mack Jost OA, was another to sneak under its walls and be overwhelmed by its grandeur. It was Mack who told me it was bigger than St […]

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City of Ballarat Arts Survey

Posted on 7 October 2011

You can have your say about resources, venues, coordination and support for the arts in Ballarat. It’s great that the City of Ballarat is interested in our ideas. Direct link to the survey – http://ballarat.checkboxonline.com/arts.aspx (It doesn’t take long to complete)

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Exhibitions at Brewery until 18 September

Posted on 26 August 2011

Having fun with lots of visitors coming to see the current three Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe exhibitions at the Brewery. Around 100 came to the Opening on Sunday 21, & the weather was superb so Passi Jo was able to perform outside, with sexy African dancing also by Pamela Kleemann – whose exhibition, “Skinned” […]

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“Do you really expect to get paid” – a must-read doc

Posted on 14 August 2011

The recently released Australia Council’s “Do you really expect to get paid” – is a really good doc to read. I’m always frustrated by the fact that I have many excellent artist friends who struggle to survive. Some artists of course take the course of making work that is fashionable, saleable – and who can […]

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Posted on 10 August 2011

ShutterUp is the overall title of a number of education projects relating to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Shutterup Online, is a project led by ABC Open and ABC Radio Ballarat. Every day more fantastic photographs by young people are being uploaded – see for yourself, and if you’re between 14 & 24, add your […]

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The Boy from Oz with the Opera Boys

Posted on 25 July 2011

Musicals are “not my thing” (blame Light Co’s Mikado of 100 years ago!) But how could you not enjoy a night out with The Opera Boys (Lionel actually was a Boy from Buninyong – and made a huge contribution to raising the fun & excitement levels when here). And, by the way the show absolutely […]

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Latest in Portrait series

Posted on 24 June 2011

Another great concert – second in Adam Simmon’s Portrait  series was held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Wednesday 22 June. This was a rather gentle evening with featured artist Wang Zheng Ting playing the Chinese forerunner of the mouthorgan – a much bigger and more complex instrument. He played traditional Chinese music and […]

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Seraphim Trio at Art Gallery of Ballarat

Posted on 30 May 2011

This was a superb concert of one of Australia’s best piano trios, Seraphim Trio. Held in the rather gorgeous Currie Gallery of the Art Gallery of Ballarat on 25 May. For what I thought, see my review! Download document (29Kb) Seraphim_Trio_review

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Yellow stickers to Preserve our Civic Hall

Posted on 16 May 2011

Is it really a heritage building? YES! It’s not from a fashionable period, but it’s an excellent example of its time, and I remember the excitement of attending BIG events in the grand main hall and more modest ones in the cosy Lower Civic Hall. It seats 1,500 and the fact remains that Ballarat has […]

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Murtoa Stick Shed

Posted on 11 May 2011

Soon after I started working at Horsham Regional Art Gallery I heard about the Murtoa Stick Shed, and before long joined the “Save the Stick Shed” committee. It is, I think, one of the wonders of the world – not just Autralia. A totally beautiful, enormous, rustic shed with an ambience not unlike Chartres Cathedral, […]

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