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Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 15-May-2015

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Two in Tune exhibition

An exciting new exhibition called Two in Tune will be officially opened in the Bendigo Visitor Centre’s  Living Arts Space at 2pm this Saturday, May 16.

The Two in Tune exhibition features the work of artist/printmaker Bridget Farmer and ceramicist Minna Graham and will be opened by well-known Bendigo ceramic artist and educator Garry Bish.

Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Bridget Farmer took her love of drawing to a new level when she discovered the pleasures of printmaking at an Australian Print Workshop course in Melbourne.

Bridget has an obsession with Australian birds and brings to her work a freshness and liveliness that is cleverly captured in her etchings.

Minna Graham’s ceramics have a strong connection with the environment, its extremes and diversity.

Minna makes functional tableware with a sculptural twist, the designs are captivating in their simplicity with striking tactile qualities and subtle transitions through the use of glaze and finish.

Both artists currently reside in the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs area of Central Victoria and are forging distinctive careers for themselves in their respective fields of work.

Two in Tune will be on exhibition until August 2.

What makes Bendigo a great city?  

What is it that makes Bendigo a great city? That’s the question renowned architect Rob McGauran will explore in his presentation on the legacy exemplified through the work of William Charles Vahland.

Come along to The Capital, Wednesday, May 20 from 6pm-7.30pm and hear Mr McGauran reflect on Vahland’s role in laying the foundations of architectural excellence for Bendigo.

Attendees will also be invited to pin their own ideas to a giant “what might make Bendigo a great city” map.

Mr McGauran’s contention is that Bendigo’s continued success can be traced back to the arrival of Vahland in 1854.

Mr McGauran heads the master planning, design advocacy and urban design disciplines at MGS Architects – the team behind the new Bendigo Library.

For more information or to register to attend the event, contact the City’s place manager Phil DeAraugo on 5434 6000 or p.dearaugo@bendigo.vic.gov.au

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