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EAT & DRINK Ballaratians are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. You’ll find a strong and vibrant cafe culture just like in the big smoke. Farm-gate to plate doesn’t come any fresher than direct from the heartland of regional Victoria. Gourmet menus matched with boutique local wines can be savoured in intimate restaurants, or sample hand-crafted beer and hearty pub fare in rejuvenated historic venues. Ballarat is a foodie’s delight.


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EAT & DRINK Meigas

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A traditional Spanish tapas bar & restaurant, at Meigas it’s all about sharing and enjoying a different cultural experience, while sampling a variety of traditional dishes from all over Spain. Tue – Wed 4pm – late, Thu – Sat 12pm – late, Sun 12 – 4pm 33 Armstrong St Nth 5331 9444

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Aroma of India

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North Indian Cuisine dine-in (BYO), take-away & delivery available ($30 min.) Free rice with every curry Lunch Deals: $9 veg thali, $10.50 non veg thali. Lunch Mon – Fri 12 – 2:30pm Dinner 7 Days 5 – 10pm 432 Sturt St 5340 0844 aromaofindia.com.au


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Hop Temple

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Hop Temple is the place to eat, drink and socialise in Ballarat. Hop Temple pays homage to the frothy beverage itself. A place of appreciation, to worship beer – not just craft beer, but all beer – Hop does not discriminate. Rear of 24-28 Armstrong St 5317 7158 hoptemple.com.au

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Ballarista

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A small comfortable cafe serving excellent coffee, light meals and nice sweet things. The prices are low and the service friendly. A great escape from daily pressures, recommended by a large, loyal following of satisfied customers. Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm 2A Lydiard St Sth

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Red Duck Micro-Brewery

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Red Duck has been brewing craft beers for over 11 years. We offer a small cellar door experience where you can taste & purchase some of our many delicious all-natural beers. Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm 11A Michaels Drive Alfredton 5332 0723 redduckbeer.com.au


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Cubby Haus Brewing

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Experience our beers with a tasting paddle or by the glass. We also serve local cider, wine & cordials. Wood fired pizza now available all weekend. We offer a relaxing, family friendly environment for you to enjoy. Wed-Thu 12 – 5pm, Fri-Sun 12 – 8pm. 884 Humffray St Sth Mount Pleasant CubbyHausBrewing.com.au

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EAT & DRINK Kilderkin Distillery

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Kilderkin Distillery is rapidly becoming known for its high quality artisan gins. a SCOUNDREL is a dry gin and THE Larrikin is an Australian gin. Available at our Cellar Door. Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm 11A Michaels Drive Alfredton 5332 0723 kilderkindistillery.com.au

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The Lost Ones Basement Bar

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A welcoming den of fine wine, spirits, cocktails and European-influenced bar food. Our mellow, old-world ambience encourages you to linger in conversation and enjoy something delicious. Wed – Fri 4 – 11pm, Sat 2 – 11pm, Sun 2 – 7pm 14 Camp St (via alley) 4343 1754 thelostones.com.au


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The Mallow

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Ballarat’s original gastro pub and craft beer destination. Open until 1am on weekends. Happy Hour until 7pm weekdays. Trivia on Wednesdays, Locals Night Thursdays. Sunny outdoor spaces with pool table & giant games. Super upstairs function room. Open Wed – Sun. 20 Skipton St 5331 1073 themallow.com.au

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Irish Murphy's Ballarat

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Come in and enjoy the good Craic at Irish Murphy’s, with hearty meals and live entertainment, right in the centre of Ballarat. Open 7 days from 11:30am – 2pm for lunch and 6 – 9pm for dinner. 36 Sturt St 5331 4091 murphysballarat.com.au


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Saigon AllĂŠe

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Take yourself back to the balmy nights of Vietnam with the warm environment and infused flavors of Saigon Allee, with a hint of France thrown in to add that extra little flair. Fully Licensed. Open Wed - Mon for lunch and dinner. 30 Armstrong St Nth 4373 1583

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RETAIL THERAPY The shopping hubs of Sturt St and Bridge Mall cater for almost anything you could need, but delve a little further and you’ll find some hidden gems. Ballarat’s shopkeepers bring colour to our streets in the form of beautifully curated spaces. Pay them a visit and find out why residents of our city love to #buylocalballarat.


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The Crafty Squirrel

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The shop & studio of textile artist & designer Morgan Wills, The Crafty Squirrel stocks pieces from the designer’s label + vintage treasures, craft kits, gorgeous haberdashery & gifts collected from around the world. Thu & Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 Cnr Errard & Urquhart Sts 5331 4548 thecraftysquirrel.com.au

Whether it’s for coffee and cake or a fashion shopping extravaganza Studio g.a.s Ballarat is a destination must! A quaint little store whose eclectic fashion style sets the perfect foundation for a mix ‘n match smorgasbord between labels, styles and shoes. M-F 10-5.30 S 10-4 207a Creswick Rd 53 388 202

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Hattie and the Wolf

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Hattie and the Wolf offers a carefully curated selection of giftware, clothing, accessories and homewares from independent designers and makers. A ‘must visit’ creative hub for the social and eco conscious shopper. Open Wed – Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3 218A Skipton St 0429 852 438 hattieandthewolf.com.au

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The Ballarat Shop

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The Ballarat Shop specialises in Ballarat and Australian themed gifts and souvenirs. Also featuring a range of local artisan products, prints and paintings and Aboriginal Fine Art. Open Monday – Saturday. 332 Sturt St 0411 766 592 theballaratshop.com


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Gems & Jewels

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Boutique jewellers specialising in bespoke jewellery design. Unique collections handcrafted locally by our artisan jewellers. We transform a wish, a dream, into beautiful pieces of wearable art. Open Monday – Saturday. 1/424 Sturt St 5333 4715 gemsandjewels.com.au

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Three Times Blest

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We are a small boutique specialising in clothing & homewares, located in Buninyong. Sourcing only the finest Australian labels, we personally select every item in store. Garden art decor now available. We look forward to welcoming you! Open Tue – Sat. 308A Warrenheip St, Buninyong 4344 4164 threetimesblest.com.au

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Lola & May

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Lola and May is a locally owned boutique created to provide Ballarat women with a comfortable and relaxed place to browse. With a focus on Australian brands, activewear and accessories, we love welcoming you into our little space. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 3 623 Sturt St 0429 666 339 lolamayballarat.com.au


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& TOURS One of Australia’s best preserved heritage cities, Ballarat will have you intrigued with her grand historic buildings, beautiful gardens and cobbled laneways. Ballarat’s many museums and tours bring history to life, revealing secrets and stories of times past. With so much on offer in Ballarat you may just want to extend your stay!


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Escapade is a live-action escape experience that will test your mental strength in a fun & exhilarating environment. Pick a team of 2-6 people and try to solve the puzzle within 60 mins. Open every day by appointment only. 10% DISCOUNT CODE: BESTOFBALLARAT

Ride an authentic Ballarat tram (some over 100 years old). Buy real tram tickets from the conductor and travel 1.3km of original track through the beautiful Botanical Gardens on the west side of Lake Wendouree. Open weekends, school and public holidays.

3/61 Curtis St (rear) 0411 491 008 escapadepuzzle.com.au

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Cuthberts 939 Tram

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DIGGERS TRAIL Step back to yesteryear and enjoy the ambiance of the elegantly restored Cuthberts 939 tram as it trundles along the track at Lake Wendouree. Available for private charter as an exclusive function tram. High Tea first Sunday of the month. CHARTER BOOKINGS: 5334 1580 High Tea: trybooking.com/TSKD cuthberts939.com.au

Join this fascinating 90 min. walking tour around the CBD to hear how Ballarat became one of the world's largest alluvial goldfields in the 1850s. See the sites and hear the stories of the famous Gold Rush from Ballarat author Doug Bradby and his team.

Wed, Thu & Fri 10:30am & 6pm Adults $20, Kids $10 Family (2 Adults/4 Kids) $50 Departs from The Ballarat Shop 332 Sturt St Bookings: 03 5374 0893 (Bookings close 30 min prior to tour) Map1B4

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The Official Dr Blake Ballarat Tours

Visit up to 10 of the Ballarat filming sites used in producing the Dr Blake Mysteries series.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on? Plenty! Our mission is to make sure you never miss an event, and we love seeing visitors share these experiences with the locals. What better way to get under the skin of a city? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much to do each month in Ballarat: exhibitions, comedy, theatre, live music, festivals, markets and so much more. Get amongst it!


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EXHIBITIONS EXHIBITIONS Geoff Bonney, Toy Boy (detail) RELOAD: Back to the 80s Post Office Gallery

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MARLENE GILSON

Aunty Marlene Gilson is a Wathaurung Elder living on country in Gordon, near Ballarat. Aunty Marlene’s paintings explore Aboriginal myth and stories of the goldfields. She positions Koorie stories within the context of these Precolonial and Postcolonial times which are often absent in the understanding of Australian history. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

UNTIL 9 FEB

RELOAD: BACK TO THE 80s

The hair was high, the jeans skin tight and the shoulder pads broad but what was the art like, and where are all the artists now? Acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of FedUni's Visual Arts alumni who graduated during the period 1980 to 1989, some of whom have gained national and international recognition. Post Office Gallery Cnr Sturt & Lydiard St

UNTIL 10 FEB

LOCALS RULE: IDENTITY

LOCALS RULE showcases the talents of eleven local artists who explore the theme of identity and what it means to be an artist working in a regional centre. The sculptural works in the exhibition present a series of unique perspectives on the theme, examining how a mask can conceal or reveal an artist’s identity. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

UNTIL 10 FEB

THE NUMINA SISTERS

The Numina sisters are a talented family of artists who were taught to paint by their female relatives connected across the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. Subjects of importance in their work include bush tucker like wild berries, plums, onions, yams & seeds and animals like the Thorny Devil lizard and dingo. The exhibition features individual & group works by Selina, Lanita, Louise, Sharron, Jacinta & Caroline Numina Napananka and their mother Barbara Price Mtjimbana. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

UNTIL 17 FEB

NATURAL ABSTRACTION

Artists Lynden Nicholls, Rosalind Lawson, Andrew Thomas and Peter Coogle have used a range of mediums to provoke enquiry into our engagement with artmaking and nature itself. All works are sourced from the natural world and question our assumptions of nature’s beauty and powers of destruction. Curated by Lynden Nicholls.

Backspace Gallery Alfred Deakin Place (rear Art Gallery of Ballarat)

UNTIL 24 FEB

OLAF/KERSTENS

Presented by Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Erwin Olaf’s trademark is to address social issues within the framework of a highly stylised mode of imagery. Hendrik Kerstens' photos capture the relationship between every day scenes and events, projected against the images of Dutch painters of the 17th century, creating a conceptual and humorous dialogue between past and present. Craig's Royal Hotel 10 Lydiard St Sth

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NEAR AS, DAMN IT, TO THE SACRED COW

New works by local artist Len Hyatt take us on a kaleidoscopic journey through a spectrum of layers, textures and imagery. Unicorn Lane Gallery (viewing 24/7) Laneway next to The Unicorn, 131 Sturt St

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CATHERINE GOMERSALL: YES

Catherine Gomersall is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been working on a social media project interrogating the culture of online dating. YES is an exhibition of textile banners created in response to this project. Opening Sat 2 Feb, 3pm. ContainART Mobile Gallery (viewing 24/7) Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens, cnr Stawell & Eureka St (opposite pool)


LEN HYATT: NEAR AS, DAMN IT, TO THE SACRED COW 1 Feb – 27 Feb

NATURAL ABSTRACTION GROUP EXHIBITION 31 Jan – 17 Feb

CATHERINE GOMERSALL: YES 3 Feb – 27 Feb

THE ART TEACHERS EXHIBITION 21 Feb – 3 Mar

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6 FEB - 10 MAR

AND TOGETHER, THE WORLD TO BE Kirstin Berg creates immersive environments by combining and manipulating unconventional materials such as fire ash, bush debris and hard rubbish into epic wall works and sculptural ephemera. Her work revolves around her concern for environmental and human crisis and the redemption found in transforming our losses. Opening Thu 7 Feb, 6pm.

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FedUni School of Arts’ Visual Arts lecturers, teachers and honoraries

The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery 14 Camp St

9 FEB - 14 APR

NEXT GEN 2019

Next Gen 2019 showcases the work of students who have just completed VCE studies in Art, Studio Arts, Design & Technology, Visual Communication and Design & Media. Next Gen 2019 provides industry training to its participants, acts as an inspiring introduction to VCE art for current students and gives Gallery visitors insights into the world of young people today. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

15 FEB - 9 MAR 2019

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14 FEB - 11 MAR

SHIMMERING WIMMERA & BEYOND Australian landscape paintings of the Wimmera region by Lynn Chamberlain. Red Door Gallery on Fraser 69 Fraser St, Clunes

15 FEB - 9 MAR

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FedUni School of Arts' annual exhibition, showcases work by Visual Arts lecturers, teachers, Research Associates, Associate & Adjunct Professors and Research Fellows. The exhibition not only celebrates artists who sustain an ongoing rigorous art practice but also reflects excellence in a broad range of media, approaches and styles, achieved through rigour and dedicated research by each of the artists. Post Office Gallery Cnr Sturt & Lydiard St

21 FEB - 3 MAR

THE ART TEACHERS EXHIBITION

This exhibition showcasing the talents of many art teachers from our region, is presented as a complement to the Next Gen 2019 exhibition. As practising artists, these teachers pass on their skills to their students. A wide variety of media and themes will be included.

Backspace Gallery Alfred Deakin Place (rear Art Gallery of Ballarat)

23 FEB - 28 APR

PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

Pablo Picasso's Vollard Suite is a set of 100 etchings, engravings and aquatints created by the artist in the 1930s and named after Ambroise Vollard, his sometime art dealer and publisher. It contains several themes that were close to Picasso's heart – principally the classically derived subjects of the Minotaur (the man–beast) and Pygmalion (the artist obsessed with his model). The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the only Victorian venue for this National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition. Picasso once said of the role of an artist, 'it's not what the artist does that counts, but what he is'. He identified himself, along with his own sense of artistic creativity and sexuality, with the mythical figure of the Minotaur. Nowhere is the link between the artist and 'the untamable beast', to use Picasso's words, more apparent than in the Vollard Suite. The major emphasis in the prints was the transformation of the artist into his alter-ego, the Minotaur.

Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth


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23 FEB - 10 MAR

INCREMENTAL LOSS

Commissioned by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Melbourne based interdisciplinary artist Robbie Rowlands will undertake an artist residency at the newly established National Centre For Photography - the historically significant former Union Bank built in 1864 - resulting in a sculptural site intervention intricately woven from the building’s internal walls and remnant furnishings. Robbie Rowlands invites audiences to experience this new work, contemplate the past and envision the future at a moment of historical importance for the site. Opening Sat 23 Feb, 4pm.

National Centre For Photography 4 Lydiard St Sth

EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT FEB

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Photographs by Jeff Moorfoot. A tongue-in-cheek insight into tableaux containing memorabilia or an association with a revered person or thing, but seen from a different viewpoint than that originally intended. The images were made in China, where such memorials are common in everyday life. RAT Art Space at Ballarista 2A Lydiard St Sth

LOUISEANN KING: SOLIS

Louiseann King is a maker and a collector of time and place; her practice is one where she works with nuance, subtlety, the liminal, the forgotten and the lost. A woman artist working in bronze in a field dominated by men, with a practice which is inherently feminine and ‘other’. In her practice, bronze is both inherently monumental and heroic, and also deeply seductive and sensual in its potential to enable transformation. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

ELIZA-JANE GILCHRIST: STRANGE GARDEN

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist creates sculptural installations out of cardboard. Gilchrist imagines that cardboard retains a cellular memory of being a plant which wants to reform itself into organic shapes. She draws inspiration from shapes and patterns found in the natural world, to highlight the strangeness of the microscopic and minute. By working with packaging material, Gilchrist invites a reappraisal of the value of the discarded and re-invests the mundane with significance. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

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LUMINA COLLECTIVE: ECHOES

Founded in 2017, Lumina Collective comprises eight leading female Australian photographers who are committed to revealing diverse stories and narratives. Echoes investigates ideas of identity through explorations of family history, loss and trauma, home and self, migration and environmental upheaval within the scope of social and cultural Australian identities. Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth

WONDERFUL THINGS

A celebration of the Gold Museum’s 40th anniversary, displaying the weird and wonderful diversity of the collection en masse. Gold Museum Bradshaw St, Golden Point

TALKING SHOP: BALLARAT IN BUSINESS & CITY LIFE

Historic ephemera and imagery of local shops and businesses, contemporary images of favourite Ballarat businesses and opportunities for members of the community to contribute their own memories, knowledge and images.

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THE CORRIDOR ART SPACE

Various works by members of the Ballarat Society of Artists Inc. All art is for sale. Trades Hall 24 Camp St (side passageway)

ROBYN KITTELTY-REDMAN

Works by local artist and art teacher Robyn Kittelty-Redman. Opening Sat 9 Feb, 7pm.

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STITCHES THRU TIME

19 - 20th c. dresses and underwear. Accessories, embroidery, lace and patchwork, plus artworks donated by Mrs. Henry Shaw (Pearl Lindsay's daughter) and by female artists in the collection. Creswick Museum 70 Albert St, Creswick

CHEMISTRY OF COLOUR

Works by Sharmaine Riches. A compilation of mixed media on tiles edged with pine frames.

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BOTANICA SERIES

Works by Anna King, representing her combined loves of drawing and gardening.

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Delve into the beauty of Bengala earth dyes in this fun, hands-on workshop at Prue Simmons’ Dyeing To Weave Studio in Clunes. These gorgeous ecodyes are derived from the earth, are non-toxic and easy to use with cold water. Learn about the history of Bengala dye in Japan and its many uses while you create a variety of patterns using traditional shibori and itajime dyeing techniques and make a number of pieces for you to take home and cherish.

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HAPPENINGS HAPPENINGS Commissioned by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist Robbie Rowlands — best known for his sculptural interventions into pre-demolition buildings — has commenced an artist residency at the historically significant former Union Bank on Lydiard Street. His work there will result in a sculptural site intervention intricately woven from the building’s internal walls and remnant furnishings. The building will soon transition into its new life as the National Centre For Photography, Australia’s only regional gallery dedicated exclusively to photography. We caught up with Robbie on site to find out more. What were your initial impressions of the building? I try not to do too much research before I get to a site. Nothing beats walking into a site for the first time and just letting your peripheral vision and all your awareness open everything up. Outside presents very different to inside, so you go 'yeah wow!' then you get inside and go 'whoa … '. It’s like an inverted Tardis, it’s huge outside and you come inside and it has pockets of rooms and stairways that go off to wherever … I was just getting lost, I had no idea which way I was facing. It’s such a strange layout. Because it's not a demolition situation, it’s a part demolition/renovation, there are limitations here and I really like that. I like that there are heritage limitations, there are practical limitations because the gallery needs to retain certain features, so everything was starting to be brought down to some basics, but then it all opens up again. Talk us through your creative process. You visit a site for the first time, what are the next steps? Sitting in rooms, leaning against walls, spending time looking at light, how light enters a room, picking up on all those beautiful moments of the day where the light changes. And not trying to jump too quickly into 'OK, I can do this', you know, sculpturally. Those things enter your mind pretty quick but you have to put them at bay and say 'no, just relax' and you won’t lose those ideas, they come back. Allow all the subtleties to come through. If I get down to that layer, they're the things I bring to the fore, then when people come to experience the exhibition they start to pick up on those energies too. So, really just spending time, getting the camera out. The first day I got here I went into one of the two walk-in safes. I pulled the drawers out and was documenting inside the space ... they look like rooms! These cavernous spaces, and it is cavernous in the sense of history. The amount of wealth that has passed through those drawers. It's a space that’s never really looked at because it's a utilitarian set up that's just there to put something into and close off, it's not celebrated as a space that should be commemorated for its support. There’s a lot of symbolism in a building like this, a gold rush bank, isn’t there? If I was to look at a socio-political context which started to enter my thinking, pre-determining the space, it was thinking about the history and politics of gold. The reality that Ballarat internationally was just so wealthy, it’s led me to think about how much wealth was generated and how it was dispersed evenly or unevenly. Whilst only a portion of it was fed through this place, it's implicated in that conversation. It’s got a grand exterior — the facade loves to tell the story — but you get inside and it's almost symbolic. You think 'yeah, there’s not a lot left behind the scenes is there?' It’s all just been taken. The safe’s probably the bling of the whole site. The rest is veneer, some paint and maybe some ornate features. It’s not hard to go down that track and start to question the way we


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memorialise that whole period. How that feeds into the work and what I do with the gestures, I suppose they’re not literal. The works I do don’t just suddenly say 'hey, you’re talking about this'. But the thing of carving into spaces, and pushing surfaces forwards or backwards, and dropping things to floors and realising gravity — you start to open up history. And in just doing that action, you're positioning people in a situation where they are open to history. And so whatever way they think about it when they stand in that space and in front of that surface and it’s opened up in that way, and fairly visceral, history is something that comes into play and their perspective comes into play. So the context is delivered to them partly, being that it was a bank, but whether or not that’s the path they track down or it’s something else, that’s kind of open. You photograph your sculptural works and you’re very active on Instagram too. How important is photography to your practice and what is your history with photography? It’s pretty interesting to have the Ballarat International Foto Biennale welcome me to do a major work and … I’m a sculptor! I’m sure there’ll be people saying 'wait a second, he’s not a photographer!' I studied photography at TAFE way back and I really had trouble with it. I think I had trouble primarily from a context point of view, of 'what am I shooting? why am I shooting it?' I took up photography more when I was getting back into sculpture, making sure that I get the photo I need of the work that I've done, in multiple ways. It’s a memory of a situation and I suppose you’d call it a document, it’s seen as a document. People still say 'oh that’s a document of your artwork', and I go 'well no … wait a second, the artwork doesn’t exist anymore, that’s actually the work now'. So that’s another conversation. I had to transition out of analogue and digital was way too expensive, so I hired photographers to document early works. I found it really hard, particularly at sites because they could be there for an hour whereas I could be there for 12 hours and it just so happened to look way better every other hour. They knew their tools and they’d get a particular shot but I’d get a shot on a lesser quality camera and go 'whoa, it’s way better'. Luckily, digital caught up as far as price and also my art career caught up and I could buy the weapon I needed. There's probably a whole area of discussion about how my photos are photos as works, compared to the sculptural work. I see my photographs as both photographs and sculptural works. This will be the inaugural exhibition at the National Centre For Photography — how do you feel about that? There are two exhibitions really. There’s this one — the physical site intervention — then the photo exhibition during the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The beauty of this site is that it has an energy already, 95% of the work for me is done. So the works I do don't have to be huge undertakings, they could be just small gestural works scaled to the room, picking up on certain things. At the moment I’m trying not to jump to the end but to enjoy the experience of the space and the time I have, and to find ways to draw out the creative potential of the site. I see the overall experience of this residency and exhibition as a kind of process of consecrating the space. Celebrating its transformation from the utilitarian space it was, to one that has a sacredness in terms of the art that will now be part of its future history. Robbie Rowland's exhibition Incremental Loss runs from 23 Feb - 10 Mar at the National Centre For Photography, 4 Lydiard St South. Official opening on Sat 23 Feb 4pm.

Robbie Rowlands, If this light can hold Gallery floor & wall cut, window reveal Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015 Images: Robbie Rowlands


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ADULTING

Presented by Tash York If you've ever been engaged at 19 or have parking tickets worth a house deposit, then, like Tash, you've probably not mastered 'Adulting' - the process of doing 'grown-up' things. Things like holding down a job, paying your bills on time, cooking dinner (that doesn't involve Maccas drivethru) and even doing your taxes. Known for her ballsy voice and witty repartee, award-winning cabaret artist Tash York (The Desperettes, After Hours Cabaret Club) explores why growing up is so hard! Tix: ballarattickets.com.au The Cabaret Club 4/9367 Western Hwy, Warrenheip

8 - 9 FEB

VARIETEASE

Presented by Nellie Minnelli & Empire of Sin Are you ready rockers and rollers?! It's that time of year again, so we're ready to bring you the best burlesque and variety show you've ever seen! Described by our sell-out audiences as "the highlight of the rockabilly festival" the original and only professional burlesque and vaudeville troupe in regional Victoria, Empire of Sin, have over 120 years of theatrical experience between them. They'll WOW you with all new acts, special guests, gorgeous men, glorious burlesque, outrageous comedy and a night you'll never forget! Three shows, including an exclusive RISQUE 10pm show! Strictly 18+. Tix: ballarattickets.com.au Lydiard Wine Bar 15 Lydiard St Nth

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The Bard in Buninyong proudly presents

Over two funny & romantic weekends at the beautiful Buninyong Botanic Gardens

8 Feb 7pm, 9 Feb 1pm & 7pm, 10 Feb 1pm 15 Feb 7pm, 16 Feb 1pm & 7pm 17 Feb 1pm Tickets: trybooking.com or at the gate. Adult $25 Conc $15 Kids $5 Family $50 (2 Ad/2 kids) Running time 70 min. Family & dog friendly. Bring a picnic/rug/chair More info - Facebook: The Bard in Buninyong

8 - 18 FEB

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Presented by The Bard in Buninyong Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Labour's Lost is the third production by The Bard in Buninyong, held at the beautiful Buninyong Botanic Gardens. Over two funny and romantic weekends in February, Buninyong will witness a hilarious battle of the sexes with music, juggling and the odd Shakespearean surprise! This version is only 70 minutes long and edited to suit a modern audience. Tix: trybooking.com Buninyong Botanic Gardens Scott St, Buninyong

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28 FEB - 10 MAR

JEKYLL & HYDE

SAT 9 FEB 7:30pm

THE COAT OF MANY COLORS: THE SONGS OF DOLLY PARTON

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BEST OF BALLARAT FEBRUARY 2019 Twilight Market

FRI 1 FEB MARS STADIUM’S FIRST RUGBY UNION MATCH

The Melbourne Rebels will take on the Queensland Reds during a practice match at MARS Stadium. Mars Stadium Creswick Rd, Wendouree

OPEN DAY

DANCE PARTY

FORUM

SAT 2 FEB 10am - 2pm COMMUNITY DAY & BOOK SALE

As part of exhibition Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business & City Life, bring your photos, memories and stories to share and add to the BMI collection, and take home some treasured books. Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

FESTIVAL

Celebrating all things rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun! Info & tix: ballaratbeat.com.au The George Hotel

SAT 2 FEB 1pm - 3am PRANAVA STREET PARTY

The best Psytrance and Techno + unreal stages, decor, laser & projection shows. Tix: eventbrite.com.au Miners Tavern Coffee Palace Lane

SAT 2 FEB 2pm ART, PLANTS & THE ENVIRONMENT

RODEO

RACE

Free forum featuring Criss Canning, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist and Louiseann King. Art Gallery of Ballarat

DANCE

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MON 4 FEB 8 – 9pm NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA

A bi-monthly one-hour endorphinpumping dance party in the dark. Victorian Railways Institute Hall Cnr Lydiard St Nth & Nolan St

POETRY

FRI 8 FEB 8pm OPEN MIC COMEDY

Open to beginners who want to try stand-up & to seasoned performers who are trying new material. Inbox Comedy Ballarat on Facebook for a spot. The Main Bar

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9 - 10 FEB BALLARAT GIFT

One of Australia’s richest and most anticipated professional running events. City Oval 1321 Mair St

TUE 12 FEB 12:30pm LET'S TALK POETRY

With Barry Breen. ‘Cats, no less liquid than their shadows’: this session will focus on poems about cats by famous poets, including WB Yeats, TS Eliot, Spike Milligan and more. Art Gallery of Ballarat

THU 14 FEB 7:30pm OUT OF COPYRIGHT FILM NIGHT

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Ride, walk or run to raise money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. Lake Wendouree

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SUN 17 FEB 2pm BOOKTOWN ON SUNDAYS

Meet the author and hear the stories behind the book. This month: John Tesarsch, Dinner with the Dissidents. The Warehouse 36 Fraser St, Clunes

A bi-monthly one-hour endorphinpumping dance party in the dark. Victorian Railways Institute Hall Cnr Lydiard St Nth

22 - 23 FEB 7am - 6pm BALLARAT SWAP MEET Australia's largest swap meet! Ballarat Airport Airport Rd

SAT 23 FEB 8pm THE PRICE IS WRONG

A hilarious and quite naughty night of trivia, games, music, audience participation & prizes with daggy 70’s style hosts Freddie Fandango & Adriana Obscenities. Tix: ballarattickets.com.au The Cabaret Club

FRI 15 FEB 6pm TWILIGHT MARKET

A family friendly event celebrating community. Multicultural market stalls, entertainment and more! Ballarat Welcome Centre 25-39 Barkly St

A history of the Art Gallery of Ballarat Association, by Dr Anne Beggs Sunter. Art Gallery of Ballarat

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SUN 24 FEB 9am - 2pm MERMAID MAKERS MARKET Shop 70+ handmade, designed and home grown brands + locally grown, baked and made foods, baked items, cakes & condiments. Wendouree Sports & Events Centre Norman St, Wendouree

SUN 24 FEB 9am BALLARAT HIGHLAND GATHERING

Pipe bands, highland dancing and more. Victoria Park Sturt St

WED 27 FEB 5pm ART NEXT GEN 2019 FORUM FORUM Join three Next Gen 2009 finalists as they share stories about their careers and experiences 10 years on. Art Gallery of Ballarat


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Discover the very best fresh food and produce and buy direct from local farmers and producers. Join the slow food revolution and you’ll see why foodies only source their ingredients from local farmers markets. BALLARAT MARKET SUNDAYS 8am – 1pm

BALLARAT FARMERS MARKET SAT 9 FEB 9am – 1pm

Ballarat Showgrounds Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St

Wendouree Pde (opp. Botanical Gardens)

BRIDGE MALL FARMERS MARKET SAT 2 FEB 9am – 1pm

SUN 10 FEB 9am – 1pm Fraser St, Clunes (35km from Ballarat)

Bridge Mall

CLUNES FARMERS MARKET CRESWICK MARKET SAT 16 FEB 9am – 1pm

BEAUFORT MARKET SAT 2 FEB 9am – 1pm

Victoria St, Creswick (18km from Ballarat)

DAYLESFORD FARMERS MARKET SAT 2 FEB 9am – 1pm

SAT 16 FEB 9am – 1pm Brooke St, Smythesdale (19km from Ballarat)

Memorial Park, Beaufort (50km from Ballarat)

Daylesford Primary School (45km from Ballarat)

BALLAN FARMERS MARKET SAT 9 FEB 9am – 1pm

96 Inglis St, Ballan (39km from Ballarat)

SMYTHESDALE COUNTRY MARKET TALBOT FARMERS MARKET SUN 17 FEB 9am – 1pm

Scandinavian Cres, Talbot (52km from Ballarat)

BROWN HILL MARKET

SAT 23 FEB 9am – 1pm 375 Humffray St Nth, Brown Hill

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SERVICES Ambulance/Fire/Police

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Ballarat Police

5336 6000

20 Dana St

Ballarat Base Hospital 1 Drummond St Nth Emergency Entrance off Mair St 24/7 Nurse-On-Call

5320 4000

Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8am - 10pm

Eureka Vets

5333 5959

121 Creswick Rd After Hour Service

0408 512 323

BADGAR Hotline WALA Sanctuary

1300 223 427 0409 137323

Ballarat TAXI Service Airport Shuttlebus

131 008 5333 4181

Ballarat Railway Station, Lydiard St Nth

Eureka Medical Centre Pharmacy 14 Albert St 5331 1199 Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8am - 10pm

TRAINS

1800 800 007

Ballarat Railway Station, Lydiard St Nth Public Transport Victoria ptv.vic.gov.au

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Priceline Pharmacy Sturt Street 1010 Sturt St 5331 1271 7 Days 8am - 9pm

UFS Sturt Street Pharmacy

5331 1918

81 Mair St East 24 Hours Emergency

Injured Wildlife Rescue 1300 60 60 24

Eureka Medical & Dental Centre 14 Albert St 5309 1111

13 13 18 5332 2675 13 13 18

Shop 31 10-16 Armstrong St Sth 1102 Sturt St 26-36 Humffray St Nth

Coles Supermarkets

717 Sturt St. OPEN 24 hours 7 Days FREE Nursing Service 6pm - 10pm

5331 9811

Chemist Warehouse

5342 9257

1609 Sturt St, Alfredton Mon – Fri: 8.30am - 9pm Sat: 8.30am - 5pm Sun: 10am - 5pm

73 Victoria St 6am – midnight 6-20 Peel St 6am – midnight

24/7 Service Station

5331 3920

Coles Express, 822 Sturt St

24/7 Service Station

Pharmacy 4 Less Alfredton Shop 1 Coltman Plaza, Lucas 5342 9855 Mon - Fri 8am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8am - 7pm

Eastwood Veterinary Clinic

5331 8597

APCO Easy Shop 523 Main Rd, Golden Point

Visitor Information Centre Ballarat Town Hall 225 Sturt St

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