In this latest series of works, Ruth has produced a series of magical vessels that may conjure up an Aegean shipwreck or perhaps a home for a genie? They remain earthy organic forms but are emboldened by gold glazed handles and decorative adornment.
This years La Primavera festival will be an intimate affair that continues Lavandula’s tradition of celebrating the Swiss Italian history and influence of the area.
This year highlights the region's health-giving underground mineral waters and the dedicated healing practitioners that are so important to the Hepburn Shire.
Make a date with one or more of the region's best healing practitioners who'll be available to help you relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate. Explore the original 1850s stone farmhouse for an in depth tour conducted by the original descendants. Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and deeply breathe in the clean, country air and take in wide views of the grounds and beyond. It is a day for the whole family to come together and celebrate the birth of spring.
Renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay is once again opening the gates to Stonefields, his spectacular 16-hectare private property near Daylesford in central Victoria, this year to raise money for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
Stonefields is rarely open to the public and this event is an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.
Stroll through the seven acres of spectacular gardens, and also enjoy:
a selection of fine food and beverages on the lawn
the vibrant Community Market with unique items, including some of the rare plants you can see growing at Stonefields
meeting Paul Bangay and Stephanie Alexander in the book-signing marquee, and browsing books and gifts
discovering more about pleasurable food education with the Kitchen Garden Foundation team
stalls selling products made by Kitchen Garden Program schools.
All proceeds from this event go towards supporting the delivery of pleasurable food education in Australian schools and centres.
The 15th Biennial Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens.
For just over 25 years the gardeners of Castlemaine & District have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.
Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, around 25 selected gardens are offered for your enjoyment. As always there is a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens which will intrigue and inspire.
This year there will be 22 Gardens of the Goldfields open.
Come and join us and photographer Angus O’Callaghan for a glass of sparkling and a viewing of his iconic photographs of Melbourne taken during the 1960’s and 70’s. We will have thirty two framed works on sale and Angus will provide a welcome and be on hand to discuss the works that have become iconic records of Melbourne’s past. Without his amazing eye for details much of this era would have been lost forever.
The daffs are out and the Daffodil Festival season is fast approaching. Something for everyone - art exhibtitions, antique show. ferret races, one act plays, scarecrow competition, a street parade and so much more. Check out the extensive festival program
Some of Australia’s finest artists who choose to work and live in the stunning Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region are opening up their studios over three weekends for the sixth Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios (DMROS) program, which takes place from Saturday 21 April – Sunday 06 May.
KCAT2018 is a celebration of contemporary art and the energies that resonate in place and community. Buy a KCAT PASS (which includes a map) and head out on a treasure hunt to find artworks by ten Australian artists on display in unusual sites all over Kyneton, indoor and outdoor.
Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Book your tickets here.
An exhibition of recent work by Bullarto artist. The mainly large-scale watercolours give an insight into Edward’s captivation with the majestic beauty of Mount Buffalo. Full of the dynamism of the mostly untouched mountain, his works imbue a palpable energy.
Part of the Castlemaine Festival, Pizzazz on Plate is described by the Muckleford Mercury as ‘quite amusing’ and Winner of the 1989 Food and Fun Award, Travelling Businessmen’s Association (rural division), Pizzazz on a Plate makes cruise ship entertainment look downright lame. With its fully functional fire plan, vegetarian options and ‘world class’ talent, Pizzazz on a Plate at the Maldon Community Centre is not to be missed.
The original King of Pop – Norman John (Normie) Rowe AM brings his band The Playboys to SteamPacket @ Maldon Railway Station for a sensational night of entertainment. Normie is booked for an 80 minute show but his agent says our biggest problem will be getting him off the stage as he always has so much fun he goes overtime. For bookings go to Made in Maldon
The Station will be set up with our SteamPacket Blues theme with 8 tables of 10 in the central Muddy Waters Pavilion, 7 tables of 8 and 7 picnic areas in The Clapton Stand and the same set up in the Joplin Stand. Limited General Admission Tickets are also available.