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Board Meetings

Ballarat Arts Alive monthly Board Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at the Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat at 5.30-7pm. Any paid member can join the meeting. To Join as a Member – please submit your payment and details here.     

Facebook Group

Dear Artists Ballarat Arts Alive is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation that provides a flexible forum for discussion, development, advocacy and action supporting the arts and artists of Ballarat and surrounds. We currently have 1,380 subscribers on our Facebook Group but few are BAA members.  We’d appreciate if you could help us continue to support and promote Read more about Facebook Group[…]

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Space 22 was an artist-run contemporary art space aimed at promoting the professional development of emerging and established artists. Located at 22 Main Road, Space 22 opened with the ‘Launch’ exhibition in Feb 2010 & concluded at the end of June 2011. The space was run by a small group of volunteers (all practicing artists) Read more about SPACE 22[…]

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Arts Atlas

Repurposing Ballarat’s bountiful heritage buildings for arts and creative industries By Ailsa B du Bois, 21st July 2013   The imaginative repurposing of heritage relevant buildings for private business use is not a new phenomenon, by any means. Hospitality venue and hairdressing salon owners have capitalized on the potential of historic buildings for some Read more about Arts Atlas[…]

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Big Space

BIG SPACE was a shared artist studio set up by Sam Brown, Amy Tsilemanis & Aldona Kmiec. Operating from May -December 2014 we offered a meeting and coworking space, artist gallery and photography studio at 119 Sturt Street ground floor of the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. We were proud to have hosted a number of unique events Read more about Big Space[…]

WolvesChildren Art Space

Wolveschildren Art Space

The gallery was opened in 7 July 2013 by artist and former teacher Erin Bond Matheson and Luke Matheson in a former mechanics’ garage as an art and studio space and shop.

Ballarat Arts Alive Artbus events


Hop on a bus with Ballarat Arts Alive! Ballarat Arts Alive presents exciting ArtBus tours next two Sundays featuring a wide range of our region’s artists.   ARTBUS 8 will see us travel out to Napoleons to visit Sculptors and creators of BOAA- Biennale of Australian Art – Julie Collins & Derek John, Artist Rosalind Lawson, new collaboration between Clasch Design (Claire Schreenan)and Melinda Muscat & Fiona Read more about ARTBUS 7 & ARTBUS 8[…]

Regional Arts VIC

INVITATION: Exclusive Regional Arts Victoria Member Event – Horsham

Regional Arts Victoria is teaming up with Art is… Festival and Horsham Regional Art Gallery to present a Members Only event in Horsham!! The members and staff of Ballarat Arts Alive are invited to join us for drinks and nibbles and a chance to meet and mingle with Regional Arts Victoria’s staff and other Regional Arts Victoria members. Date: Friday 10 June Read more about INVITATION: Exclusive Regional Arts Victoria Member Event – Horsham[…]

Performing Arts Crawl Report

PERFORMING ARTS CRAWL  Presented by Ballarat Arts Alive, report by Lynden Nicholls (coordinator of The Performing Arts Crawl) Sunday 15 March, 2015   1.30 PM – 6.45 PM When we think of the performing arts we often lump them together, we generalise. The performing arts however are as varied as the visual arts. We know that under Read more about Performing Arts Crawl Report[…]