This Queen’s Birthday long weekend, fill your days with culture at the Ballarat region’s galleries, museums and art shows.
Keep reading to start planning your long weekend trip.
Becoming Modern: Australian Women Artists 1920-1950 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
Becoming Modern is a celebration of early 20th century female Australian artists renowned for their bold and groundbreaking use of colour, line and form.
On now until August 4, the exhibition features works by over 40 artists including Margaret Preston, Grace Crowley, Thea Proctor and Grace Cossington Smith.
Nana Ohnesorge: No Picnic at Hanging Rock at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
As a then 21-year-old watching the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, Nana Ohnesorge was deeply affected by the power, spirituality and mystery of country and its ancestors.
In No Picnic at Ngannelong (on until August 25), Nana presents Joan Lindsay, author of the 1967 novel, as the creator of a myth which has perpetuated through time and continues to draw visitors to the distinctive geological formation.
Wonderful Things at the Gold Museum
Commemorate 40 years of Ballarat’s Gold Museum by exploring its eclectic collection of everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry.
Showing until Monday, the exhibition also features a whimsical and quirky soundtrack which has been produced through a special partnership with the Ballarat Arts Foundation and composer Daniel Tusjak.
Liz Souter Retrospective at the Backspace Gallery
Liz Souter turned basket-making into an art form, creating sculptural works from homegrown and recycled materials.
Her stitched baskets made from threads such as precious silks and indigo-dyed camel hair could take many hours to make. The exhibition is on until June 16.
Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale at the Beaufort Shire Hall
An annual event, the Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale is an opportunity to view the work of the region’s artists.
A wide range of art styles to suit everyone’s tastes will be on show from Friday until Monday.
CATS come to Creswick Art Showat John Curtin Aged Care
Journey to Creswick for an intriguing look at cats through the eyes of 20 regional artists.
On display from Friday until Monday, the exhibition has been produced in support of the ongoing work of the community-owned John Curtin Aged Care.
Eclectic by the Talbot Art Group
Each Talbot Art Group artist works in her own way, with styles, subjects and media varying greatly.
The group’s Eclectic exhibition is on show at Avoca Arts & Gardens until June 24.