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New arts space for Ballarat
The City of Ballarat will soon launch a new community arts venue
The 'Backspace' arts venue, located at the rear of the Art Gallery of Ballarat
in Camp Street will host a public program of exhibitions, workshops and
artist in residence programs to showcase contemporary art, craft, design
and performance to celebrate arts and culture in our region.
The arts space aims to actively engage the arts sector, interest groups and
general public through the provision of innovative and socially relevant
programs which not only profile local artists, but also showcases high quality
contemporary art practice.
The venue will provide artists, curators and performers with an opportunity
to exhibit or perform in a professionally supported and well-promoted
THE BACKSPACE ARTS VENUE AIMS TO:
showcase contemporary art, craft, design and performance;
facilitate opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit/
• perform in a regional context;
celebrate cultural diversity and support Aboriginal arts practice;
provide a venue for travelling exhibitions that might not otherwise be
seen in Ballarat;
facilitate projects and exhibitions in partnership with other areas of
• Council including the Art Gallery of Ballarat;
support partnership opportunities with other art organisations and
• the Arts Academy, University of Ballarat;
complement, and be supportive of the city's other commercial and
non-commercial galleries; and,
facilitate opportunities for older and younger artists, craftspeople,
• designers, curators, performers and audiences to participate in a
contemporary art program.
For more information visit Council's website www.ballarat.vic.gov.au, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Council's Arts and Culture unit
on 5320 5643.
New pavilion opens at St
St Georges Reserve in Sebastopol is home to a brand new sports pavilion,
which was officially opened on Saturday 29 May by City of Ballarat Mayor
Cr Judy Verlin, People and Communities Councillor Des Hudson, President
of Sebastopol Vikings Soccer Club Howard Wilson and Vikings Soccer
City of Ballarat funded and built the new $350,000 pavilion. In consultation
with the Sebastopol Vikings Soccer Club, Ballarat City Council has created an
impressive new community facility that includes two unisex change rooms,
toilets, a universal access toilet, social room, kitchen and storage.
St Georges Reserve is the home of soccer in Sebastopol. The new St Georges
Pavilion, along with the planned Ballarat Regional Football (Soccer) Facility,
will improve the development of soccer, both at a grass roots and elite level,
in Ballarat and the surrounding region.
City of Ballarat will continue to improve the St Georges and Victory Park
Reserves through the St Georges Reserve/Victory Park Masterplan. As part
of this Masterplan, Council recently installed $50,000 outdoor fitness
equipment for public use at Victory Park.
Below: Ballarat Mayor Cr Judy Verlin, President of Sebastopol Vikings Soccer Club
Howard Wilson and Cr Des Hudson celebrate the opening of the new pavilion at St
Georges Reser ve (photo courtesy of The Courier)
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