WORKING GROUPS LAUNCH:
Here Studio, consultants for the Community Design Process for Ballarat Civic Hall are hosting a user groups workshop to identify the needs of potential user groups. It will be interactive and informative so come one and all and contribute to this workshop.
Please RSVP to the Civic Hall Site at the link below:
WHAT: Working Groups Launch
WHEN: August 11, 2015 at 5pm
WHERE: Craig’s Royal Hotel – Grand Dining Room
10 Lydiard St S
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Google map and directions
CONTACT: Mairin Briody ·
TOURS OF THE INTERIOR OF THE HALL
***Council has just released an amendment to arrangements for the Civic Hall Tours***
Civic Hall Tours are every hour on the half hour starting at 10.30am on Saturday and Sunday
10.30, 11.30, 12.30pm, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30
Tours are limited to 8 people per tour and Hard Hats must be worn and Hi Vis vests.
Tours are to be booked at the Civic Hall only, so it may be a good idea to book your tour of the hall at the foyer and then go on to the Art Deco Walk or other Heritage Weekend events and come back.
The Art Deco walks will proceed as advertised….
***The Art Deco Walks are at 10.30am and 2.00pm on both days and are led by Robin Grow, President of The Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia. The walks leave from the Civic Hall…put on your comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to be enlightened***
TRANSITION EXHIBITION BY HERE STUDIO
Did you catch the Transition exhibition at the Civic Hall today? The launch took place last night and the Grand Old Lady looked spectacular in her mood lighting. The lighting captured and highlighted the ornate Art Deco features…The Embossed ceiling, the gorgeous suspended light fittings, rare, solid Otway Timber floor, original stage and drapes. and the bold geometric pillars. The scene would have been complete except for the boarded windows. Could you imagine watching a concert or wining and dining at a function here at The Civic Hall complete with lighting and all the Art Deco fittings and features? The hall has a presence that invites you in and leaves you wanting more…
This event marked the end of the 1st phase of the Community Design Process. The 10 Concepts were on show and will be available for further viewing and feedback from this Tuesday….please post more comments at the Foyer on Tuesdays 9am-5pm and Thursdays 12pm-7pm. The Here Studio Staff need to know what you liked or did not like about the concepts…they are not set in concrete and the next phase of the process will refine them down to 5 concepts based on your feedback and that of the whole community…so get involved!!
Thank you to Mairin Broidy and her hubby for creating this beautiful portrayal of what could be at the Ballarat Civic Hall.
HERITAGE WEEKEND- THE CIVIC HALL INTERIOR WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR THE ART DECO WALKS
If you missed seeing the Transition Exhibition there will be another opportunity to view the interior of this magnificent hall during the Art Deco Tours which commence at the Civic Hall.
Free tours will be conducted by Art Deco & Modernism President and Expert Robin Grow who will walk you through the hall and show you the significant collection of Art Deco buildings that occupy Ballarat’s CBD. Both Fascinating and educational…not to be missed!
Tours are on the Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, 10.30 am and 2.00pm both days.
THE PEOPLE’S HALL- CIVIC HALL…FROM EARLY CONCEPTS TO FUTURE POSSIBILITIES….
While you are viewing the Civic Hall at the Art Deco Tours be sure to catch the TASTER for The People’s Hall-Civic Hall, From Early Concepts to Future Possibilities Exhibition which will be at The Backspace Gallery June 4-21. It is a free exhibition showing artworks, memorabilia, photographs and euphoria. The taster is on the right hand side as you go into the Foyer of the hall.
Put it in your diary now! This exhibition traces the Civic Hall from the massive predecessor halls (Alfred and Coliseum) through its design and construction to its heyday when it was the key place for community, civic, and commercial celebrations and events.
The exhibition opens at Backspace Gallery, Alfred Deakin Place (behind the Art Gallery of Ballarat) on 4 June and runs till 21 June.
Gallery hours are 12 – 4pm, Thursdays to Sundays.
It will be a great show, with spectacular historical items, costumes, artworks, cartoons, videos and soundtracks from some of the great bands that performed there.
Entry is free and everyone is welcome!
Saturday 22 February, 6 – 9pm, at Buninyong Brewery
Enjoy the 1850s bluestone Buninyong Brewery and its extensive gardens, music, poetry and yummy cold platters while helping save the Civic Hall.
Entertainment includes Ballarat Ukulele Kollective, Measure 4 Measure, much published poet Nathan Curnow, and the whimsical David Farnsworth, and you are welcome to bring along your own musical instrument or voice for some impromptu entertaining!
$20 includes meal and entertainment and all funds raised go to preventing the Civic Hall from being demolished. Soft drink available for purchase.
Address: The Brewery overlooks the small lake (The Gong) in Buninyong, at 107 Yuille Street. Easiest way to find it is, from the roundabout / pub / shops go up hill towards Geelong. Take second on right (Cornish Street) and then second left (Yuille) alongside the lake. Buninyong Gardens are nearby.
Ron Egeberg has a petition on change.org to restore and activate our Ballarat Civic Hall. Please sign it and share it: http://chn.ge/SaveCivicHall