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Make 2012 a Year of Art
If you’re looking for an original and inexpensive Christmas gift, an annual
membership of the Gallery Association is the perfect present.
Members receive free entry to paid exhibitions at the Art Galler y of Ballarat
for the entire year and are invited to regular exhibition openings. Save money
with a generous 20 percent discount at the Gallery shop and a special
member’s price for Galler y workshops, classes and other events.
Members also receive a quarterly magazine which includes feature articles,
updates on new acquisitions and news about events and exhibitions.
The Art Galler y of Ballarat’s recent popular exhibition Australian Modern
Masterpieces has significantly boosted membership of the Gallery
Association, and the upcoming V&A exhibition of photographs of the Queen
by Cecil Beaton is sure to attract more members.
With a history dating back to 1884, the Association, which is still formally
known as the Ballarat Fine Art Public Galler y Association, is one of the
oldest voluntar y groups in Ballarat and is also the largest arts-related
organisation in the city.
Individual membership of the Gallery Association is $30; family membership
is $45. Five year and life memberships are also available. For more
information, call the Art Galler y of Ballarat at 5320 5858.
Celebrate Australia Day
The City of Ballarat invites Ballarat residents of all ages and all nationalities
to come together and enjoy Australia Day 2012 at Lake Wendouree.
On Thursday 26 January, celebrate what's great about Australia and being
Australian with a host of fun, free events and entertainment. Enjoy some
time with family and friends at the Festival main stage, grab a snack, bring
a picnic and don’t forget the camera to take that perfect family snapshot
for the fridge at the ‘Great Australian Face Space’ photo stand.
As night approaches, grab a chair from the car or find a comfy spot on the
grass to watch the 3BA Power FM Skyworks Spectacular that will once again
light up the night sky with a fantastic display of fireworks.
Ever y year, the City of Ballarat hosts the city’s Australia Day celebrations,
encouraging residents to celebrate the achievements, applaud the successes
and acknowledge the challenges of Australia’s past and present generations
whilst looking optimistically toward the future. Please note that the City of
Ballarat Australia Day celebration is a dry event and the Lake Wendouree
area is an alcohol free zone.
ENjOy AN ArTIsTIC CHrIsTmAs
The Art Gallery of Ballarat shop is a perfect place for interesting and
unusual gifts. Here are just a few ideas to start you off:
An original piece by local ceramic artists
From resin dinosaurs and mushrooms, to balloons and ballerinas,
Rare Rabbit gifts are Australian owned and designed using
sustainable timber beads and eco cords.
Renowned Melbourne design team ELK continue to impress visitors
to the Art Shop with their visually arresting range of jewellery and
bags, made from wood, resin, leather and silver.
For the man who has evolved far beyond the stubby holder, check
out the ‘MR ELK’ range of gifts.
MOZI’s fabulous fun and festive lanterns and tableware, scented
candles and stencilled aprons and kitchenware will inspire the
creation of fresh new culinary traditions.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat shop - open daily from 9am to 5pm - also
stocks quality scarves, beautiful art books and a great range of kids’
books, toys and art materials. Association members receive a 20
percent discount on everything except original artworks.
2012 AusTrALIA dAy CELEBrATIONs
Thursday 26 January, 2012
3BA Power FM Skyworks Spectacular
Lake Wendouree Foreshore opposite
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Live music & performers on stage from 5pm – mix of local and
3BA/Power FM Skyworks Spectacular (from approximately 9pm)
Live radio broadcast from the event in the lead up to the 3BA Power
FM Skyworks Spectacular
Catering available onsite:
o Coffee cart
o Community BBQ
o Ice cream and snow cones
o Vegetarian menu options
o Snack foods – hot chips, nachos, hot dogs, donuts etc.
The ‘Great Australian Face Space’ photo stand
Temporary tattoos & Aussie
flags to wave
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