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Archive for February 2018

White Night at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

February 26, 2018

17th March, 2018 7 PM – 2 AM Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, in association with the House of Music presents an expose of local live music, in performance and recorded and filmed. Also art installations, bar and chill spaces plus blitz chess downstairs with the Ballarat Chess Club. The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI) is Ballarat’s independently run cultural hub since 1859.…

We are on the BALLARAT GALLERY TRAIL

February 23, 2018

. Here’s a terrific way to spend a day. Trek the Ballarat Gallery Trail. Seven galleries within walking distance of each other – and we are one of them! The Visit Ballarat website recommends taking a walking tour of the galleries around our precinct and suggests you include the BMI to …immerse yourself in the stories and…

OUT NOW! FEBRUARY 2018 – NEWSLETTER

February 2, 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 Pick up your copy in the library today or download it here Plus, read some of the fantastic newsletter content online, including: President’s Report  Curator’s Corner Twilight Talks  

Curator’s Corner February 2018

February 2, 2018

I am looking forward to another great year of culture and creativity at the BMI with White Night and Ballarat Heritage month coming up again soon, and lots of other projects on the go. It is fabulous having volunteer coordinator Marilyn Furness on board to help get people involved and inspired! Look out for more on exhibitions and activities…

President’s Report February 2018

February 2, 2018

The New Year We look forward to the many activities at the BMI in this coming year. Through our new strategic partnership with the City of Ballarat, we will have an increased exposure to City events such as White Night and the May Heritage month. In November, a national conference – ‘Mechanics’ Institutes Australia 2018′…

Twilight Talks – Series 1 2018

February 1, 2018

16 FEBRUARY 2018 – Gael Shannon ‘Where Have I Seen that Ballarat Tree?’ Confessed arborholic, Gael Shannon, will show us portraits taken of some of her favourite Ballarat trees. She’s ranged round the city, and from Buninyong to the Botanic Gardens. Come along to what promises to be an interesting and entertaining talk and see how many…