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Ballarat Backyard Tasters event

African drummers, Ballarat Events Photography Ballarat art event photography 21 Feb 2014 First of the Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. All came together at last night’s first of 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events. There was African drumming from Kofi Kunkpe and the African Diaspora, soul singing…

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Next Gen Fine Art Gallery Ballarat | 7 Feb 2014   Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00PM Timken, Mars and Selkirk Family galleries and the Lydiard Street windows Admission: Free http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/explore-and-experience/exhibitions/next-gen-2014.aspx Next Gen 2014 showcases the work of students who have just completed Year 12 VCE studies in Art,…

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Vintage Prints Online

Ohio bridge construction workers Don’t you just love digging in the archives.. Some time ago I purchased an old dusty box of gelatine prints at Kittelty’s auction in Ballarat. Here’s one of my favourites: Ohio Bridge construction workers, smoking cigarettes, dressed in heavy winter clothing, stained gloves, tough as that steel.  

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Krystian Herba Guinness World Record

Extreme sports Polish athlete breaks a World Guinness Record MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 04, 2014: Krystian Herba, a Polish stunt cyclist with his wife Natalia Herba as she holds their daughter Emilia after Krystian Herba jumped up the steps of Eureka Tower on a bicycle to break a Guinness World Record at Eureka Tower on February…

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Kitchen table Not possible to ever get bored with red! My favourite workspace: rustic kitchen table, plenty of light, NBN internet & garden at the back. That’s where it starts & ends. It lasts.

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Under the Floorboards VIEW THE ARTIST CATALOGUE  UnitingCare Ballarat completed a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with 12 artists in residence during 2012-2013. Under the Floorboards was a collaborative project where renowned Western District artists created works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat. UnitingCare Ballarat has…

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There’s nowhere to go but to yourself

Dear Friends 24th December is a day of reflections. On that day in Poland, we fast and we reflect on the past, we’re focused on contemplating on what’s happened in our lives during that year. Later we celebrate the first star in the sky and share a (non-meat) supper together. Marina Abramovic ‘…there’s nowhere to…

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Dr George Halasz is a Psychiatrist, Author & Speaker. Dr Halasz has lectured in Australia and overseas at conferences, conducted workshops and participated on a range of panels. In 2005 he co-ordinated a group of psychology Facilitators on the Adult March of the Living 2005 to the concentration camps of Poland. He has visited the Ballarat exhibition and…

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Family Eureka Day @MADE

The public exhibition / display of photographs will run for two weeks starting on ‘Eureka Day’ Tue 3rd December until 16th December. M.A.D.E  is providing each individual photographed today with one complimentary (FREE) full colour print of the photograph. Thank you so much to all who participated. The 30 ‘hero’ images will be displayed at…

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CCP Leica Salon – Third Drawer Down Most Humorous Image Winner 2013

The Centre for Contemporary Photography CCP Salon 2013 opened last night and my photo ‘iShadow, 2012’ was awarded Third Drawer Down Most Humorous Image prize. This is the first time I took part in CCP Salon. Super happy that a Ballarat photo won something this year! Opening the exhibition, Minister of the Arts Heidi Victoria mentioned Ballarat Foto Biennale a…

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Ballarat Lifestyle The Ballarat region is attracting more and more attention for its diverse range of amenities- from shopping to food and unique places to visit. Great lifestyle photo shoot today in downtown Ballarat! Thanks to Amy & Nathan, how cool do they look! Images will soon appear around town, but psst.. The Ballarat region is…

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Under the Floorboards Opening

Exhibition  | Download an Artist catalogue UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July. Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project in which renowned Western District artists will create works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by…

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Lost but Found:: Mystery woman photos cont..

Lost but Found:: Mystery woman photos I’m currently in the process of digitising the whole album Huge Thanks to Helen (a Courier reader from Mt Helen) for helping me with identification of this beautiful photograph!! The Mystery Woman features in a series of old photographs purchased at an auction in Ballarat in 2012. These fascinating…

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2013

Project Brief: Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2013. Event photography     Last night, for the very first time The Ballarat Art Gallery hosted Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2013. The Minister for the Arts Hon Heidi Victoria presented the $30.000 Deadly Art Award cheque to the winning Melbourne artist Ray Thomas for his painting of ‘A Gunnai Elder –…