Back on the horse

After almost a year in the wilderness, it is so good to be back on the horse producing our first hard copy of Secrets in 12 months. We couldn’t publish until now as all our outlets for the magazine were closed, so readers couldn’t pick up the mag – now life is relaxing and there is a greater sense of normality (whatever the new normal is going to be) we are having fun again. Available from 16th March. Check out our new website Image by Michael Angang on Unsplash

Wellington Dam – Collie Western Australia

Awesome Artistry and Bravery

Back in 2016 we came across artist Guido Van Helten who had been commissioned to paint murals on disused silos in Brim, which became the first of the now famous ‘silos arts trail in Victoria. Guido has just completed a giant mural on Wellington Dam in W.A. Read more

Image Pat Brassington

Excellent opportunity for emerging curators

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is offering this opportunity for emerging or mid-career curator based in Australia. Application for the 2021 In Focus Curator Forum has been extended to 21st March. The In Focus Curator Forum is an all-expenses paid program designed to develop the practice of curation. For full details click here

You may find a treasure or two

The Maldon Swap Meet is back. Sunday 21st March, Maldon Racecourse. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. You just don’t know what you’ll find. Gates open at 7am. For more


Ballarat Begonia Festival

The Civic Hall will host an Urban Garden 6 to 14 March, including a large-scale creation by floral extraordinaire Katie Marx, and a never-been-done-before floating Begonia Carpet by Floral Enterprises’ Kevin Moneghetti. Full details here


Owen Latta Winemaker

This is one for your long weekend

Eastern Peake vineyard at Coghill’s Creek has reopened for their new ‘cellar door experiences’ perfect timing for the long weekend. Open Friday-Monday by appointment only. Charcuterie platters and other goodies, but you do need to book, so get your skates on More details here


Go bushwalking this long weekend

The Pyrenees Shire has some amazing walking trails and camping grounds that you can immerse yourself in the long weekend. It’s been a long time being cooped up, so get out, breathe the air and blow away those cobwebs. More details here


Markets this weekend

Wesley Hill Market
Trentham Makers Market
Golden Plains Farmers Market Woodend Farmers Market
Bridge Mall Ballarat Farmers Bridge Mall Design Market
Creswick Market

Castlemaine Artists’ Market Sunday

We are excited that our first copy of the ever popular Secrets Magazine in 12 months will be available mid-March. Good stories, great images – look out for it. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook