The Many Roles of Nellie Melba Exhibition

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

In a celebration of the Ballarat Heritage Festival, Our Collections volunteers have created a small exhibition of images of roles Nellie performed during her stella career (all taken from our heritage collection of books). They have also collected news items about Nellie's performances here in Ballarat (from our collection of Heritage Newspapers. The exhibition will …

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The Reading Room | 31 May

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

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

Ballarat Film Society – Herself

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

Stars: Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill and Ian Lloyd Anderson. Sandra, (Clare Dunne), is a young mum struggling to provide her two daughters with a warm, safe and happy home in which to grow up. With very little income and no savings, Sandra perservers to build a house from scratch in Dublin: an ambitious dream whilst trying to escape the …

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LaNCE TV – Live in Concert with Motor City Sounds

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

We are excited to bring you a much anticipated live event. Join us in the beautiful Minerva Space at the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute, for a night of pure entertainment and cheesy disco classics with Ballarat's most notorious television duo Lance DeBoyle and Gabriella Labucci. This event will be broadcast live to community television station C31 …

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$40 – $50

Painting with Geoff Roderick | 15 June 22

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 | 22 June 22

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 | 29 June 22

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

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

Trust scholars, 2022 (L-R): Samantha Hargraves, Tom Nicholson, James Emerson, Elias Wilson, Sue Choung, Nathan Breeze, Nathan Bryon, Natalie Grimmett Image Courtesy: Melba Opera Trust Program coming soon... The BMI in partnership with Melba Opera Trust will stage two exciting programs in 2022 The Trust was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to develop Australia’s …

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$38.50

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

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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