Art News

Forest Flaw: a beautifully flawed creative space
Ben Cameron
If cute n’ kooky is your thing, you’ll love Forest Flaw, an art exhibition with a difference, from a truly unique mind. Bendigo artist Robyn Helbard’s hand-stitched creatures from the “other forest’, a place which until now has lurked..
10-Oct-2011
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Artist appeals to Mass market
Anthony Radford
Designer, academic and publisher Geoff Hocking is a most enterprising man, but even he was a little surprised to land the commission for The Australian Children’s Mass Book. “I haven’t got the emotional baggage some might have in relation to the church,” the non-Catholic de..
12-Aug-2011
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City living: Karen Ward at VAC gallery
Anthony Radford
Karen Ward's show at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre includes a painting with a title that quotes Charles Baudelaire: "the city changes faster than the human heart". This beautiful but disturbing idea tells us something about the power of art, and its goal, to hold a moment, to ca..
10-Aug-2011
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The St Kilda Film Festival: now showing in Eaglehawk
Anthony Radford
Bendigo film buffs can get a taste of the cream of the celluloid crop when the 2011 St Kilda Film Festival Tour rolls into town next week. The festival, which annually showcases the best of Australia’s short films, will bring a selection of prize winning films and crowd pleasers from t..
08-Aug-2011
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Flare Magazine: accepting inspiration now
Anthony Radford
If you're a young creative, Flare Magazine wants you on board. The mag’s brand spanking new website (www.flareflareflare.com) is up and running, and the eagerly awaited third edition is set for release in October. All that’s needed now is your involvement. To coincide wit..
04-Aug-2011
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White Wedding Dress: truth behind tradition
The Bendigo Art Gallery's spectacular blockbuster, due to open on August 1, will reveal that commerce as much as culture is behind the white wedding dress. The White Wedding Dress will premiere a showing of gowns and wedding paraphernalia dating back 200 years, which are from the collection..
10-Jun-2011
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Beijing Boom
Sometimes it’s fun to stumble upon art unexpectedly, with no expectations. Actually, it’s the best way. I was at Latrobe VAC attending a talk about something else when a screen caught my eye, en route to the buffet. Instead of yacking to others who were also there to listen to a..
10-Jun-2011
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A moveable feast: the art of Bill Sampson
He wants you to think about your aesthetic. Why do you like that colour rather than this one? That painting, more than this? Is it because of what you learned as a child, or have you developed predilections of your own? Wearing a jaunty bowler hat over a frizz of long grey hair, the Castlemaine ar..
03-Jun-2011
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12 year old Raw Arts Award winner James Earl
A talented pre-teen has taken out Bendigo’s most prestigious prizes for young artists. 12-year-old James Earl won an award in the performing arts section of the Bendigo Raw Arts Awards, for his recording of one of his piano compositions, Five on a Treasure Island. And the youngster was st..
21-Apr-2011
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Raw talent
Judging from the packed house and level of energy at Dudley House last Friday night, this year’s Raw Arts Awards were a hit. As I walked in little men were running around in suits all dressed up for the occasion; photographers snapped away furiously, posing young artists in front of their wo..
21-Apr-2011
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Raw Arts Awards 2011
Scholarships to encourage young people in the arts have been announced by the City of Greater Bendigo. The Raw Arts Awards, which began in 1997, provide scholarships for under-25s to help them continue their education and training in the arts. Cash awards of $1000 and $250 in four categories we..
15-Apr-2011
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Shape show
By Rosemary Sorensen When a potter’s work becomes almost instantly recognisable, you know there is something out of the ordinary. Phil Elson’s glazed bowls are just so: you see one and you know it is the work of this Castlemaine artist. His shapes are delicate yet functional,..
12-Apr-2011
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Beginning in Bendigo
Beginning in Bendigo - at the Post Office Gallery, a satellite space of the Bendigo Art Gallery, in the Information Centre, Pall Mall, Until August 14 As a small and stylish foray into Bendigo’s commercial history, Beginning in Bendigo is provocatively more-ish. We are enticed in..
08-Apr-2011
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That dramatic century
An opportunity to visit a huge archive of American photography led to the landmark exhibition about to open in Bendigo Two weeks spent in one of the most important photography archives in the world was a dream come true for Bendigo Art Gallery curator Tansy Curtin. “To be given the chan..
08-Apr-2011
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Arthur Guy Memorial Prize 2011
Rosemary Sorensen There is a fair amount of apocalyptic envisioning represented in the 36 works hung for this year's Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. But not as much as you might expect, even if this work was painted in the year preceding major and unprecedented floods and earthquakes. There..
24-Mar-2011
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