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ARTS & EVENTS
Emerging and established artists are invited to
exhibit at Ballarat's newest artistic space.
The Unicorn Lane Gallery features nine sealed
and internally-lit steel boxes that will publicly
showcase the work of artists, craftspeople,
photographers, filmmakers, writers and poets.
Located on the walls of the laneway opposite
the newly restored Unicorn Hotel on Sturt St,
the Gallery is an initiative of the City of Ballarat's
Public Art Advisory Committee.
Expressions of interest close Friday 7 September.
For information on how to apply, email City of
Ballarat's Public Art Coordinator Julie Collins at
Go for Launch
The premier exhibit of the Unicorn Lane Gallery,
titled Launch Pad, is a group show featuring
works by Peter Aldrich, Edward Coleridge,
Strobe Driver, Kate Gorman, Ros Lawson,
Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling, Stephen Pleban,
Louise Tomlinson and Dawn Whitehand.
Launch Pad is on exhibit through
As the excitement of the London Games wears off,
rekindle the local sporting spirit with a visit to the
Marking 56 years since the 1956 Melbourne
Olympics, a celebration of Ballarat's role in the
Games is on display to Thursday 27 September.
The centrepiece of the display will be an original
1956 Olympic Flag, one of four which were
displayed in Ballarat during the Melbourne games.
The display includes Australian team blazer worn
by Ballarat 1956 Olympians Robert 'Bobby' Bath,
who represented Australia in boxing. Bath and
John Vernon, who competed in the High Jump,
attended the exhibit opening in July.
There is also a 1956 Melbourne Olympic Torch,
and a visitors' book signed by canoeing and rowing
teams from competing countries.
Lake Wendouree was the venue for the rowing and
canoeing events at the 1956 Melbourne Games
The free display is open, 8:15am to 5pm, Monday to
Friday, and is located on the ground floor, adjacent
to the Bath St entrance, Town Hall, Sturt St.
Above: Ballarat 1956 Olympians Bobby Bath (left) and John
Vernon helped Mayor Cr Mark Harris open the Olympics
Exhibition at Town Hall, with the help of the 1956 Melbourne
Olympic torch and an original Olympic Flag.
Reconnect with Ballarat's Olympic history
Her Maj gets a Lift
A new freight lift has improved efficiency
and safety at Her Majesty's Theatre.
The custom-designed, fully enclosed
non-passenger lift operates in all weather
conditions and carries larger loads than
the previous scissor-type lift that served
the theatre for 20 years.
The project cost $180,000 with funding
from the Capital Works budget.
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