Fiona will interview creatives of all stripes in their natural habitats. You may have never noticed them in your street or realised where they make their magic, but they’re there. They’re everywhere. Fiona will entice out and put on display those marvellously creative natives of the Ballarat region and their magnificent imaginative creations.
Artists, crafters, gourmet food producers, furniture makers, digital designers, photographers. Calling all those slapped by the muse. Share your stories here. Spread your inspiration. Put a smile on people's faces. For a profile of you and your work or a feature on your creative event, contact me.
Artist Fiona Morgan will be at The Good Life Festival Daylesford on Saturday June 2 freely giving out meatless meals recipes from her soon to be published cookbook. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy not just die hard hippies! Find out how easy and tasty vegetarian meals can be.
Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo of Wind & Sky Productions are gladly on the frontier of the communications transformation that is being unleashed and which allows true journalistic principles to be put into action. They are storytellers of positive stories, of sustainability, social and environme
A trail of open art studios for visitors to meander along, much like a visit to a winery district, but sampling visual delights. Another alternative for artists to formal galleries, applying for grants, writing applications, and paying both hire costs and hefty commissions to get their work shown. T
It's a common error when meeting a successful person for the first time, to assume that they have always been this way. But everybody starts somewhere, usually somewhere small, accumulating experience and growing into the achievements that are so visable. It's the old idea of 'overnight success' tha
There were several themes that came out of the recent Arts Forum. One of these was the difficulty many creatives feel in finding and connecting with other artists. There is perceived to be a lack of opportunity for artists to meet each other.
There are no excuses now!
Local artists and curators are encouraged to apply for the 2012 Backspace exhibition program. The space is available free of charge and no commission is taken on sales.
Backspace arts venue is an exhibition space owned and managed by Council. It provides a professional opportunity for local artists
Earl is a local musician with a difference - his target audience is barely in primary school. He plays regular gigs around Ballarat and has recently recorded and launched his CD 'Hello Good Morning'.
Dawn identifies with being an 'outsider artist' as she is self taught and lives with a disability. This is not the stuff of arts establishment. Most revered outsider art is undiscovered in the artist's lifetime. Their lifes work is only uncovered when their dwelling is cleaned out after they have di
Coming up next Sunday October 9 is Ballarat's very own contemporary craft market, the Design Exchange. Founder and organiser Lyndelle Flintoft shares her inspiration for getting this market off the ground.
A frolicking tour de France via food.
What do you do if you are a classically trained pianist who can sing, speak fluent French, you don't like to take art too seriously and you have a menagerie of eating tales from your time living in Brittany with - oh dear - 25 creperies and several restaurants
Happy first day of spring! On the first day of Chinese New Year (a variable date in January or Febuary) it is traditional to cook this vegetarian dish. Chinese New Year is meant to mark the end of winter/beginning of spring, so as it's officially the first day of spring here in southern hemisphere A
Christine's art has grown into a way of expressing heavy subject matter in a format that is not confrontational. While the subjects brought to light can be weighty and tormented, the images are not scary. She speaks in a visual language about emotional and psychological taboo topics.
For anyone who believes that Chilli con Carne can only be enjoyed with a giant inclusion of minced meat, this recipe is for you. For vegetarians and vegans who wish to stealthily feed their friends a vege meal, this is for you also.
South Street Art Studio is a new venue that opens soon in Ballarat, offering classes in art making, meditation and art therapy.
The tutor, Linda Franklin, loves to share her considerable experience in working with creativity and personal development.
For her, facilitating and enabling others to un
In the hunt for ethnic inspiration for tasty winter soup I stumbled across the notion of an Ecuadorian potato and cheese soup with avocado. It sounded a lot more appetizing than anything I could possibly do with turnip, celeriac, onion or brussel sprouts. I checked it out and immediately began saliv
Petrus Spronk is always making things rather than making pictures of things. Driven by the love of making beautiful things with his hands, he is a well known ceramicist from this area.
I recently interviewed Petrus and was inundated with stories, anecdotes and most importantly, lessons on staying i