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City of Ballarat Community Magazine September 2010
Taste, a culinary adventure
The flavours of Ballarat and central Victoria will be on show again at the
fourth annual Taste event on Sunday 12 September from 10am - 4pm at
the Wendouree Sports and Events Centre, Norman St, Wendouree.
Taste is a fabulous event showcasing the best of locally produced food
and wine from the Goldfields region, including award winning wines, fudges
and sweet treats, baked goods, olives, oils and preserves, sauces, relishes,
a selection of cheeses and gourmet meats. In fact, with over 50 stall
holders you are bound to find that special something you need for your
next culinary adventure.
Special features of this year's event will be the Masterclass sessions conducted
by Melbourne's Verge Restaurant owner and head chef, Dallas Cuddy.
Ballarat chefs including Damian Jones will also present demonstrations while
members of the Ballarat and District Vignerons Association will complement
dishes with local wines. A program of Beer and Wine Masterclass sessions
will also be a new feature of the Taste event in 2010.
Organisers have not forgotten the kids or the young at heart, with special
performances by Dan the Magic Man to keep everyone entertained.
With an entry fee of only $5 per person or $15 with souvenir tasting glass,
and Ballarat at its spring time best, be sure to invite your friends for the
weekend and show off Ballarat and the region's finest fare.
Taste is proudly supported by the City of Ballarat and the Ballarat and
District Vignerons Association.
For further information contact 0409 533 242, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tasteballarat.com.au
Rick Amor Drawing Prize
winner to be announced this
Rick Amor, one of Australia's most significant contemporary artists, has
selected the Art Gallery of Ballarat to administer his inaugural Rick Amor
Drawing Prize. The prize, worth $10,000, was announced in April of this year
and was open to artists from around the country. Entries closed in August
and the Gallery was overwhelmed with the response -- more than 600
were received. Approximately 80 works have been shortlisted from these
submissions, including a fair number of drawings by local artists.
The prize winner will be selected by noted artist Paul Boston and will be
announced at the official opening of the exhibition of the shortlisted artists'
work on Friday 24 September. The exhibition will be open until Sunday 7
November, with the winning drawing joining the Art Gallery of Ballarat's
distinguished drawing collection.
Rick Amor says that he hopes the prize gives people 'one more reason to
"Drawing [on paper] is the most direct and intimate expression of an artist's
sensibility. It reveals the temperament, touch and vision of the maker in a
way that is rarely matched by any other form of visual art, and it is the best
way I know for an artist to record sights and ideas," he said.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is open daily from 9am-5pm (closed Christmas
Day) and entry is free.
Below: A feast of culinary delights will be on offer at the fourth annual Taste event
Above: Rick Amor, 1st Runner 31st May 1983, ink on paper. Collection: Art Gallery
of Ballarat, The Gary Catalano Gift under the Cultural Gifts Program, 2008
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