Living Heritage Exhibition

Heritage Reading Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC, Australia

The BMI has recently worked with Grimwade Conservation Services to perform urgently required conservation work on a number of significant items from the Heritage Victoria registered collection. This work was carried out as part of a  Victorian Government Living Heritage Grant awarded in 2021, with work completed in December 2022.These items include original volumes of …

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$5

Living Heritage Exhibition

Heritage Reading Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC, Australia

The BMI has recently worked with Grimwade Conservation Services to perform urgently required conservation work on a number of significant items from the Heritage Victoria registered collection. This work was carried out as part of a  Victorian Government Living Heritage Grant awarded in 2021, with work completed in December 2022. These items include original volumes …

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$5

Life Drawing in the Basement

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

Unleash you artistic potential on Sunday 21 May & Sunday 28 May, two sessions each day starting at 2pm & 7pm each day, duration two hours each session. Attention, all ye aspiring artists and lovers of the fine arts! A most exceptional life drawing session awaits thee in the depths of a heritage basement, reminiscent …

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$40

Silent Film with Live Band | Buster Keaton in ‘The General’

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

Buster Keaton in The General. Silent film with Live Band. Join us for an unforgettable night of entertainment as we take you back to the golden era of cinema with a silent film screening of The General, starring the legendary Buster Keaton. The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute will provide the perfect backdrop for this special event. You'll be …

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$15

Life Drawing in the Basement

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

Unleash you artistic potential on Sunday 21 May & Sunday 28 May, two sessions each day starting at 2pm & 7pm each day, duration two hours each session.Attention, all ye aspiring artists and lovers of the fine arts! A most exceptional life drawing session awaits thee in the depths of a heritage basement, reminiscent of …

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$40

Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Library Ground Floor 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC, Australia

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00
Event Series Kadampa Meditation

Kadampa Meditation

Lending Library 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia

Meditation & Buddhism These classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace through meditation and Buddhist teachings. Classes consist of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. Beginners welcome. Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (Ballarat …

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Salon Sessions: Melba Opera Trust | This event has now been CANCELLED.

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

Image Courtesy: Melba Opera Trust An afternoon of song, arias and duets... The BMI in partnership with Melba Opera Trust. Come along and meet the 2023 these talented young artists, program coming soon... We will have a different program and artists on 9th July. Tom Nicholson - Baritone Tom holds a bachelor’s degree and a …

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$38.50

Digitisation Workshop | AMaGa | Geraldine Brault

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

Digitisation workshop Capturing high-quality images of your catalogue records serve as a digital preservation copy of our collections while also allowing for increased public access and decreased physical handling. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to work one-on-one to learn the basics of museum photography such as camera settings and operations, lighting, and image …

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Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Library Ground Floor 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC, Australia

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00
Event Series Kadampa Meditation

Kadampa Meditation

Lending Library 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia

Meditation & Buddhism These classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace through meditation and Buddhist teachings. Classes consist of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. Beginners welcome. Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (Ballarat …

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Ballarat Film Society – Pig

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

USA, 2021, 92 min.  Directed by Michael Sarnoski Indi Revenge Drama The centre of this film is a subtle and nuanced performance from Nicolas Cage, playing a truffle hunter living alone in the Oregonian wilderness with his foraging pig, who must confront his past when he goes to the city in search of his pig …

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The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute 2024 Calendar

Orders accepted until
6 December 2024 

Featuring the BMI Image Collection | $40

 $5 off for our last night tours for 2023