Join Ballarat artists from SHAC – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective at their art studios open to public on all May weekends.

Soldiers Hill Artist Collective presents a self guided tour through the historic streets of Soldiers Hill. Over 20 Artists exhibit in venues within the front windows of old shop fronts, private residences, pubs and business dwellings.

Art Walk is an initiative of the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective (SHAC) to exhibit the works of Soldiers Hill artists and share some of our local historical knowledge around the streets of Soldiers Hill. Covering 1.52 square kilometres Soldiers Hill is an important heritage area that is covered entirely by the City of Ballarat Heritage Overlay. It is the earliest planned suburb of Ballarat.

SHAC is a diverse group of artists who all live in Soldiers Hill. We are focused on maintaining a sustainable framework for art projects within Soldiers Hill, creating a suburb that is both externally and internally identified as a place where creative diversity is valued and promoted as a community virtue.

All Artwork is for sale directly from the Artist.

Mail Box on Lydiard Street. Soldiers Hill Ballarat Victoria Australia
Mail Box on Lydiard Street in Ballarat

Part of 2nd Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Art Walk event, part of the Ballarat and National Heritage Month.
Meet the Artist, Aldona Kmiec at Venue #1, 10-4pm (Saturday 20th May) and explore Photographic Art of Ian Kemp and Aldona Kmiec, plus visit 9 other venues.

Exhibiting artists this year are:

Ian Kemp – Photographer
Aldona Kmiec – Photographer 
David O’Callaghan – Varied Media
Jan Leishman – Woven Tapestry
Elaine Wheildon – Oils, Linocuts
Lorraine Huddle – Photography
Christine Norden – Installation, Mixed Media & Fibre
Pete Gregg – Timber, Metal & Rubber
Lynne Makings – Mixed Media
Lauren Clark – Ceramic Sculpture
Cliff Adeney – Watercolours
Magda Kazmierczak – Digital Painting
Judith Bryce – Fibre Art
Jimmy Pasakos – Prints
Jannine Bennett – Photography

The variety of artwork includes painting, printmaking, ceramic sculptures, work in varied & mixed media, installation, fibre art, digital painting and photography.

You’ll find exhibiting Venues identified by yellow squares on the footpaths and standalone yellow frames in front of all venues. The Art Walk Map is available from Minerva’s Books on Sturt St, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Visit Ballarat Ballarat Visitor Information Centre and various cafes in Soldiers Hill.

Digital Art Walk Map can be downloaded here:

Ballarat Art Walk The Local Cafe Aldona Kmiec
Aldona Kmiec, Ian Kemp photography at The Local Cafe on Lydiard St Nth
Ballarat Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist
Venue Nr 1 Display