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  • Ballarat has dozens of exhibitions in progress at any time, from art galleries and museums to public art and quirky exhibits in hidden corners. Whether you want to enjoy modern art or Ballarat’s history, you can find exhibitions throughout Ballarat and the region in our exhibition calendar.

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    March 2019

    Wonderful Things exhibition

    March 14 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $7.20 – $13.60

    Strange things, eclectic things, random things - all wonderful things! As Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary, an exhibition ‘Wonderful Things: Celebrating 40 Years of the Gold Museum’, pays homage to its vast collections, showcasing everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry. On now until 10 June 2019, Wonderful Things is a mix of the wonderful, historical and downright strange. “Since 1978, the Gold Museum has been collecting objects and stories that relate to Ballarat…

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    May 2019

    Extempore: Improvisation, Serendipity, spontaneity

    May 15 @ 12:00 pm - May 26 @ 4:00 pm
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    This exhibition explores how different artists accommodate or even encourage the unanticipated or the unexpected in their work. Extempore encourages and investigates the creative process of a group of artists for whom improvisation, serendipity, and spontaneity are vital to their practice: Pam Andrews, Alexandra Bell, Mason Chamberlin, Len Hyatt, Jack Morph, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling and Dawn Whitehand. Curated by Kiri Smart.

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    Heritage Weekend in the Bridge Mall

    May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Pop-Up Museum I Classic Cars I Devonshire Tea + MORE We're celebrating Ballarat Heritage Weekend and we'd love you to join us! If you are interested in displaying your classic car or have interesting items that could be displayed at our pop-up museum please send a message to our inbox for details on how to participate!

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    June 2019

    Historical ‘GOODS SHED MUSEUM’ Open Day at Beaufort

    June 8 - June 9
    GOODS SHED MUSEUM, Albert Street
    Beaufort, 3373
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    Gold Coin Donation

    The Lake Goldsmith Preservation Society Inc members oversaw the restoration of the Historical Goods Shed, behind the Beaufort Station in fairly recent times. The original building was in a very sad state, but with the commitment of passionate local people and some Grant funding the building was saved. Today it houses artefacts from the Age of Steam lovinglyrestored and some in original condition for the public to enjoy. This weekend John Franc of Beaufort of ABCs Back Roads fame... will…

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    PYRENEES ART EXHIBITION

    June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
    Beaufort Shire Hall, 5 Lawrence Street
    Beaufort, 3373
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    $10

    Pyrenees Art Exhibition is a wonderful regional Exhibition in its 14th year, held in Beaufort every Queens Birthday weekend each year at the Shire Hall. With 420 works and 200+ photos hung in 2018 we look forward to another fabulous display of exceptional quality Artwork at our 2019 Event . The Pyrenees has a very healthy and continually growing art scene as many people make either their tree change or family lifestyle choice and move into the region. Many local…

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