The People’s Hall-Civic Hall Exhibition

The People’s Hall- Civic Hall….From early concepts to future possibilities

Where:         The Backspace Gallery- Camp Street Ballarat

When:           4th-21st June 2015.     12 Noon – 4pm  Thursday-Sunday

Entry:           FREE

Don’t miss this fabulous exhibition on everything Civic Hall related…from Artworks, photography and memorabilia to Cartoons and Costumes.  The Exhibition explores the Civic Hall’s  uses over the four decades that it served the community,  until its closure in 2002.   It is a factual exhibition that shows the reasons for its conception in the 1930’s to the  events and concerts that took place during its heyday and its eventual decline and debate over its future during the past decade.

There are many spectacular items…many never seen before.  The collection is sourced from institutions, community groups and individuals..each telling their own unique story and allowing for the  stripping back of the the many layers of Social and Architectural History to eventually  expose a magnificent tapestry of Local History.

Also join us for Saturday the 20th June for two fascinating talks at 2.00pm

Robin Grow of The Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia

Learn about this popular Architectural style that is becoming more recognised and also extends to artworks and collectables.  How can we identify an Art Deco building by its features?  All will be revealed by Robin’s expertise and extensive knowledge of this architectural style and that of post WW2  modernist buildings

David Beames…CEO of The Ballarat Cemetery Trust

David will talk about the Crematorium that was designed by HL Coburn and son, the architect who designed the Civic Hall.  Little is known about this magnificent building and its similarity to Civic Hall.  We will also learn how the Cemetery Trust assists in research of family histories and history in general.

Look what was in Saturday’s edition of The Courier…..