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    August 2019

    Pose photographic exhibition

    12 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $2 – $36.60

    Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum will showcase a unique collection of photographic portraits in their new exhibition Pose, on now until Sunday 8th March, 2020. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios sprang up across the city centre, and photography was embraced immediately by Ballarat locals who flocked to have their portraits taken. Each image represented their aspirations and status within the community, as well as a…

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    Skyview: Colours of Earth and Water

    August 24 - October 20
    Fairbanks Eye Gallery, 917a Sturt Street
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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    Free

    "Skyview: Colours of Earth and Water" is the culmination of seven years of aerial photography by acclaimed photographer Mieke Boynton. The exhibition showcases a large collection of abstract aerial images with superb combinations of colours, shapes, patterns and details, captured during chartered flights over Iceland, New Zealand and the vast Kimberley and Coral Coasts of Western Australia. About the artist: Mieke Boynton is an APS Grand Master photographer, specialising in landscape and aerial photography. She has received national and international…

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    Liu Bolin Tickets On Sale Now!

    August 24 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8 – $18
    Liu Bolin

    Ballarat International Foto Biennale 24 August - 20 October 2019 Liu Bolin / Camouflage examines Liu Bolin’s career over almost two decades; from his best-known Hiding in the City series initiated in 2005 until the present day. The exhibition aims to demonstrate how the artist’s strategy of camouflage has allowed him to produce images which resonate globally with viewers across time and place.

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    September 2019

    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop

    September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop Tuesday 24th September 1.30-2.30pm Cost $40.00 each including all materials. During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the acrylic pouring technique. The canvas will be approximately 20x22cm. All paints will be pre-mixed, and the acrylic paint and pouring medium is non-toxic and safe for children. Parents are also welcome to join this workshop. The fee will be the same for adults. The acrylic pouring process involves a…

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    Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)

    September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $90.00

    As seen on Gardening Australia! During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid. Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired. Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for…

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    Spring School Holiday Art Workshops

    September 25
    405 Scott St Buninyong, 405 Scott Street
    Buninyong, 3357
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    $15 – $30

    This fantastic workshop series is back by popular demand for the September-October 2019 school holidays! Join Margaret, registered art teacher, in the studio for screen-printing, mono-printing, sculpture, collage, drawing, painting and back-strap weaving!

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    Early Start: Art to Grow Up With

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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    Every second Wednesday during school terms
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $5
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    Early StART is an exciting new program which introduces very young children to the Gallery environment for experiences that are both fun and creative. Join a fun session in the Gallery itself, looking at images and themes in the art around you, creating artworks in response to what you see, and discovering some great tips on engaging with your child through art. After the session, head to Kittelty’s for a coffee and a babyccino, with a 10% discount for Early StARTers.…

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    School Holiday Workshop – Pottery Colourful Aquariums

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $38

    During this School Holiday Pottery Workshop Children will create a gorgeous colourful sea aquarium using the rolled out slab method of construction. Details will be added using various texture methods and hand modelling. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. The finished aquarium will remain at the studio to dry and for kiln firing. The kiln-fired aquarium is strong and sturdy and can be displayed in a plate holder or as a wall hanging.…

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    Ballarat Arts Alive Members’ Social Evening

    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    The Lost Ones Basement Bar, 14 Camp Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
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    Get your USB sticks loaded with your latest project and come along to the Lost Ones Basement Bar on last Wednesday of the month.  If you’re not a Ballarat Arts Alive member yet, you can join on the night and use the card at the bar to get 10% off drinks! OR you can join and pay online right here!

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    Spring School Holiday Art Workshops

    September 26
    405 Scott St Buninyong, 405 Scott Street
    Buninyong, 3357
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    $15 – $30

    This fantastic workshop series is back by popular demand for the September-October 2019 school holidays! Join Margaret, registered art teacher, in the studio for screen-printing, mono-printing, sculpture, collage, drawing, painting and back-strap weaving!

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day, Christmas Card printing

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Print your own Christmas Card using a pre-cut foam printing block. You will have a choice of acrylic colours to create your card. Suitable for all ages - Adults & Kids - Bring the family – No booking required. The fee is $15 per person and includes studio access, guidance, and all materials.

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    Beaufort Town Market

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    4th Satuday of every month
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    A new country town market, that will feature artisan produce, speciality foods, wine, fresh produce, arts, crafts, hand made gifts, collectibles, children's activities, old fashioned board games, pop up Devonshire tea room, DIY workshops, entertainment, food trucks, 4th Saturday of every month, 8am to 1pm at the Memorial Garden in the heart of Beaufort.

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    Delve into Collagraph, Lino Print or Drypoint

    September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 28 September 2019

    Ballarat Trades Hall, 24 Camp Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $40

    Experiment and play with collagraph, lino print or drypoint at the Ballarat Trades Hall, Camp Street, Ballarat. Are you a beginner in any of these mediums? Are you wanting to learn more? Share art making with others in the Trades Hall in September. Sessions are $40 for 4 hours All materials supplied and delicious morning tea!! Collagaph sessions are over 2 days Lino print and drypoint is available on either day. Small classes 4 - 8 For more information contact…

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day – Clay Animal Faces

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Create a cute animal face of your choice from clay! Suitable for all ages- Adults & Kids - Bring the family – No booking required. The fee is $15 per person and includes studio access, guidance, all materials and kiln firing

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    October 2019

    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    School Holiday Printmaking Workshop : Christmas Cards

    October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    Tuesday 1st October 1.30-3.30pm $25 including all materials. During this School Holiday Printmaking Workshop Children will create a gorgeous set of three Christmas Cards and three Gift Tags. Your child will learn about positive and negative space and then create their very own foam printing blocks using their own design which they will bring home for continued printing fun. The foam printing blocks will be made using a stylus tool – no sharp cutting will be required. These cards and…

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    School Holiday Printmaking Workshop – Christmas Cards & Gift Tags

    October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    During this School Holiday Printmaking Workshop Children will create a gorgeous set of three Christmas Cards and three Gift Tags. Your child will learn about positive and negative space and then create their very own foam printing blocks using their own design which they will bring home for continued printing fun. The foam printing blocks will be made using a stylus tool - no sharp cutting will be required. These cards and gift tags will be a fabulous keepsake for…

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    Spring School Holiday Art Workshops

    October 2
    405 Scott St Buninyong, 405 Scott Street
    Buninyong, 3357
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    $15 – $30

    This fantastic workshop series is back by popular demand for the September-October 2019 school holidays! Join Margaret, registered art teacher, in the studio for screen-printing, mono-printing, sculpture, collage, drawing, painting and back-strap weaving!

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    Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens

    October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    Got creative kids? Then this Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens workshop is for you! During this two hour workshop we will create two paintings using the acrylic pouring technique. We will learn two techniques : a "dirty flip cup" and a "string pull". The dirty pour will result in an abstract acrylic painting, and the string pull will result in a multi-colour field of flowers as pictured in the event pic. While creating our paintings we will also discuss…

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