The Ballarat Imaginarium – Opening Event

The Ballarat Imaginarium 119A Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Please join local artist Melinda Muscat as she embarks on her latest project, designed to promote the imaginings of local makers, writers and musicians - The Ballarat Imaginarium. (119A Sturt Street Ballarat) - Drinks served in the Library. Catering provided. Drinks at bar prices. RSVP Essential: To keep us all safe, this event has been …

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The Reading Room | February

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

The Reading Room (This session will start at 1030am until the resumption of normal operating hours) This volunteer run reading and discussion group meets monthly. It is anticipated that members will read the selected book prior to attendance. If you would like to be a part of this group (free to BMI members) please complete …

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Exhibition of Works | Oaky and Ginger Upcycled

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: The Sailor Dog, by Margaret Wise Brown, A Little Golden Book Classic | Oaky & Ginger Upcycled Exhibition of Works Prior to Market Day at the BMI Simone Reid will display a selection of her works in the library. Commission earned for works offered for sale during the exhibition will support Our Arts and Cultural …

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Joe Avati | 25 Live – Have Some Respect Tour

The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

The comedian touted as Australia’s answer to Seinfeld is back with a brand new show for 2022 – and with most of us needing a good laugh after the events of the last two years, his tour will be just the ticket. After surviving the world’s longest lockdown in Melbourne, Joe is bursting with new …

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$49.50

The Reading Room | April

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

The Reading Room (2pm in the Library for a start @ 10.30am - 12noon) This volunteer run reading and discussion group meets monthly. It is anticipated that members will read the selected book prior to attendance.If you would like to be a part of this group (free to BMI members) please complete the Expression of …

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Painting with Geoff Roderick | 8 June 22 | Now fully booked

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Seville Oranges (detail) | Geoff Roderick A workshop in painting basics. In these sessions Geoff will be using water based artists quality Gouache (poster paint). Geoff sites five reasons for choosing this medium to teach. It is opaque, (unlike watercolour which is transparent) this means freedom of expression as it's easy to cover any marks …

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$33.00

Painting with Geoff Roderick | 15 June 22 | Now fully booked

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Seville Oranges (detail) | Geoff Roderick A workshop in painting basics. In these sessions Geoff will be using water based artists quality Gouache (poster paint). Geoff sites five reasons for choosing this medium to teach. It is opaque, (unlike watercolour which is transparent) this means freedom of expression as it's easy to cover any marks …

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$33.00

Toying With The Classics – Ballarat Symphony Orchestra

BMI - Minerva Space 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

The Ballarat Symphony presents classical music with a twist. A Toy Symphony with real toys. Beethoven letting the cat out of the bag. Mozart outdoing P.D.Q. Bach. And Haydn being more surprising than the Surprise Symphony. Music by famous composers…with something funny happening! Conductor: Hugh McKelvey Program: - Beethoven: Symphony No.1 - Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony …

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$10 – $30

Painting with Geoff Roderick | 29 June 22 | Now fully booked

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Seville Oranges (detail) | Geoff RoderickA workshop in painting basics.In these sessions Geoff will be using water based artists quality Gouache (poster paint). Geoff sites five reasons for choosing this medium to teach.It is opaque, (unlike watercolour which is transparent) this means freedom of expression as it's easy to cover any marks not needed or …

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$33.00

Salon Sessions: The BMI in partnership with Melba Opera Trust Copy

The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Trust scholars, 2022 (L-R): Samantha Hargraves, Nathan Breeze, Nathan Bryon,Associate Artist, Su Choung and Artistic Director, Sharolyn Kimmorley AM Image Courtesy: Melba Opera Trust  An afternoon of song, arias and duets...The BMI in partnership with Melba Opera Trust.For this event we will have the pleasure of welcoming back Nathan Bryon along with Samantha Hargraves, Nathan Breeze …

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$38.50

Paper bead-making with Faye Heininger | 20 July – Session 1 of 2 | Now fully booked

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Faye Heininger Faye started Lilli Pilli Beads (a paper bead jewellery and accessories company) after moving to Ballarat in September 2019. She has a background in art and started creating art in high school. She has a diploma of Interior Design, a Certificate III in Visual Art and has worked in marketing for almost 30 …

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Paper bead-making with Faye Heininger | 27 July – Session 2 of 2 | Now fully booked

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Faye Heininger Faye started Lilli Pilli Beads (a paper bead jewellery and accessories company) after moving to Ballarat in September 2019. She has a background in art and started creating art in high school. She has a diploma of Interior Design, a Certificate III in Visual Art and has worked in marketing for almost 30 …

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