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Alpacas at the centre of the Universe

When visiting Daylesford’s Alpaca Passion store you would be forgiven for thinking that the owners were long standing fashionistas, but you would be wrong. Owners and founders of Alpaca Passion are farmers. Keith Wadsworth and partner Liz Robinson are passionate about breeding the highest quality alpacas in Australia. They work extremely hard at breeding animals with ultra fine fleece, which they present at the many agricultural shows around the country. It’s a huge buzz for them when their hard work is rewarded with many of the top prizes. Their lives revolve around these very cute alpacas – the breeding programs, shows and their obsession with the fashion side, interspersed with regular trips to Peru, the home of the alpaca and where the garments are designed and manufactured. Keith and Liz also have a firm hand in influencing the designs for their garments primarily to suit the Australian physique. According to Keith “Australians have long arms and we have to make sure our garments fit.” Read More
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Image: Vin Ryan,  2015, digital print. Courtesy of the artist

Vin Ryan : Signs of struggle

Wed 31 AUG - Sat 24 SEP 2016 Read More
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New Exhibition at Post Office Gallery

Cover image : Jan Stickland Nest 1, 2016 drypoint etching Courtesy of the Artist Read More
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The Archibald Returns to Ballarat

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to fashion designers, sporting heroes to artists and will be shown at the Ballarat Fine Art ... Read More
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Maldon Folk Festival is on again

The iconic Maldon Folk Festival is strutting it's stuff again on the 28th to 31st October with a huge lineup of diverse and fascinating performers and workshops.  Today's festival is a far cry from it's humble beginnings in 1974 when hay bales and an old truck served as the stage. Read More
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An insightful forester

The La Gerche Walking Track in the Creswick Regional Park is more than a charming two kilometre ramble through picturesque Sawpit Gully. It is a lesson in  reclaiming a degraded landscape and a celebration of the life of little known forester John La Gerche. Until recently, few people knew of the quiet, dedicated man who worked in ... Read More
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Discover a wombat on tour

Have you seen a Wombat in the Wild? Read More
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An Alternative Departure

The subject of death is one that 90% of Australians think about, but only 30% talk about, especially with family and friends – the ones who really matter. This was something that concerned Libby Moloney who believed that there was a more holistic approach needed when it came to that final goodbye to loved ones. An accountant for ... Read More
Image: Vin Ryan,  2015, digital print. Courtesy of the artist

Coming up at Post Office Gallery

BENCHMARK16 27 JUL – 28 AUG 2016 Undergraduate Arts Academy Visual Arts Read More
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Upcoming exhibitions – Ballarat Art Gallery

Pam Hallandal Watching - 25 June to 14 August Read More