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Hear some of the stories behind the
artworks and the public face of the Art
Gallery of Ballarat at Art Insights, a series
of free lunchtime talks with guest speakers
presenting interesting illustrated discussions.
The talks relate to changing exhibitions at the
Gallery, works or artists represented in the
Gallery collection, and visual arts issues.
Art Insights are presented twice a month at
the Gallery between February and November
- except the months of May and August,
when the talks are weekly at the University of
Ballarat Arts Academy, Camp Street.
All talks run from 12:30 to 1:30pm.
Upcoming Art Insights
Wednesday 27 February
Gallery Director Gordon Morrison on Building
the Collection -- the inaugural Greg
Wednesday 13 March
Gallery Education Officer Michael Nic
about the young artists in the region
work in the Next Gen 2013 exhibition
Wednesday 27 March
Geoff Wallis, curator of the exhibition
Got the message?, talks about 50 year
of political posters.
Wednesday 10 April
Sarah Gabriel is a professional printmak
based in Kyneton. She talks about her ar
Wednesday 24 April
Curators Carol Cains and Matthew Martin
different specialties at the National Gallery
Victoria but have worked together to create
Living Traditions: The art of Belief.
For those who love to hear great music in beautiful
surroundings, the Art Gallery of Ballarat's annual
music series is the perfect treat.
The concerts mix classical and more adventurous
works from some of the finest musicians touring
the country. Presented in the Gallery's exhibition
rooms, the surroundings are intimate and the
acoustics are rich and lush.
Most concerts are followed by supper -- a
wonderful opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with
cheese and biscuits and meet the performers in a
An impressive line up
This year's Art Gallery of Ballarat's music
program includes return visits by the popular
classical chamber group Seraphim Trio, an
evening of music by Debussy for voice and piano
presented by Songmakers Australia, a concert by
Australian String Quartet and two appearances by
Melbourne-based early music group La Compañia.
Ballarat-born composer and multi-instrumentalist
Adam Simmons will be back at the Gallery, with
three concerts each featuring a diff
Tickets for all concerts are available online and
at the Gallery front desk, with packages available
when purchasing three or more concerts.
For more information and tickets, call the
Gallery at 5320 5858 or visit
Enjoy the Classics
Music and Art
La Compañia -- The Spanish Collection
7:30pm, Wednesday 20 February
Portraits Concert -- Adam Simmons
with Steve Heather
7:30pm, Wednesday 6 March
Seraphim Trio -- The Poet
7:30pm, Monday 18 March
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lydiard St North
aturing a different guest
artist --- Berlin-based composer and performer
Steve Heather, the Clocked Out Duo and
percussion/vocalist Tania Bosck.
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