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ArtLink A Great Success
The ArtLink program at the Art Galler y of Ballarat, which has brought more
than 2000 school students to the Gallery so far this year, has been extended,
thanks to additional funding from VicHealth through its LEAP program.
The program provides free bus travel to the Gallery for targeted schools.
This initiative is possible through a network of sponsorships and support,
involving City of Ballarat, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, VicHealth, The Ian Potter
Foundation, Connect to Ballarat, Davis Buslines, Gold Bus, Little’s Coaches,
Sovereign Cleaning and Sweet Decadence at the Galler y.
ArtLink was trialled successfully in Terms One and Two this year, with excellent
response from both teachers and students. The extended program means
that local artists have been engaged to run ‘hands on’ art workshops for the
students as part of the Galler y’s Education Program. Additionally, participating
students receive a free healthy lunch whilst at the Gallery.
The artists of the ArtLink program:
eliza-Jane Gilchrist is a sculptor who works with turning 2D into 3D, most
often by sewing. Students working with Gilchrist cut shapes and together
form plant-esque objects. Michael Grant is a painter and drawer whose
skills include printmaking, photography and ceramics. His students create
their own portraits using the monoprinting technique. Cath Johnston is
a sculptor and designer with extensive experience in community-based
public art projects. Students make leather patches which are patterned
and stitched together to form a huge shaped leather beanbag. pauline
O’Shannessy-Dowling is an artist who creates paintings, drawings and
collages using a variety of materials and techniques. Her students tell their
own stories on decorative, paneled cylinders.
For further information about the ArtLink program, call the Art Galler y of
Ballarat on 5320 5858.
Above: ArtLink Program artist Cath Johnston teaches Tasha Saunders of Beaufort
Primary School to create leather patches for a joint beanbag project
Tell us About Your
The new look MyBallarat magazine is in the works and we want to know
all about your neck of the woods.
We know that Ballarat is the best city in Australia and that, whatever
suburb you call home, it’s a great place to live, work and enjoy. From
Learmonth to Buninyong, and Burrembeet to Mount Rowan, each of the
city’s neighbourhoods has its own special feel, a unique identity.
MyBallarat believes our city is home to many hidden treasures and we want
you to share what you love about your neighbourhood. We will publish a
selection of the best local suggestions and recommendations.
Whether it’s a wonderful park, the best pies in the city or a great place
to teach children to ride a bike, we want you to tell us what makes your
neighbourhood the best in Ballarat.
To share your neighbourhood’s best-kept secret, email media@ballarat.
vic.gov.au or send it to: Strategic Communications, PO Box 655, Ballarat,
yOuR LOCAL SeCReTS...
Best place to take a dog for a run
Enjoyable walks for a pram-pushing parent
Picturesque place to watch the sunrise/set
Fun playgrounds for all ages
Top grassy spot to lie and read the Sunday paper
Where to go swimming
Scenic bike rides
Best local coffee shop
Top picnic spots
Where to pick up essential picnic supplies
Don’t-miss local events
Best decorated streets
Sites of historical significance
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