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Curator’s Corner – July 2017

with BMI Curator Amy Tsilemanis


There’s lots to enjoy at the BMI through the wintery months

We have some lovely Ballarat hotel prints currently for sale in the Max Harris Collection area in the library, and we are getting ready for a special exhibition as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale August 19 to September 17.

 

Imprints: Storytelling the City explores photographic processes and ways of seeing. It begins with a journey through the photographic innovations of Ballarat inventor Henry Sutton, and leads to a unique experience of the BMI’s Max Harris Collection of historic Ballarat images. How do we imprint our visions and versions of ourselves and the city? Curated by Amy Tsilemanis with Henry Sutton descendant Lorayne Branch (pictured right with Ron Sutton) and housed in the beautiful Mechanics’ Institute library and Reading Room.

Lorayne Branch & Ron Sutton

I am also looking forward to the Thursday Night Salon through July. In the Humffray Room from 7pm on the 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of July, with bar and local artists. Another interesting thing happening as a prelude to our kick off on Thursday July 6th will be a panel discussion on cities with our friends from FedUni Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) and colleagues from LaTrobe University. 6-7pm in the Humffray Room. Drinks at bar prices

Winter salon (image by Dave Byrne)

Don’t forget that we can work with you and Robert Young Signs to organise large historic Ballarat prints for your work or home.

This panorama print is now up at Bakery Hill McDonalds. Looks great!

Drop us a line at ballaratmi@gmail.com or drop in and see Amy on a Monday.

Historic Ballarat wall print at McDonalds bakery Hill

Look forward to seeing you soon at the BMI.