EVENT DATE: 29 November 2014
Chameleon Arts welcomes everyone to an exhibition of community artwork. We’ll be filling our Hall with … Our Woolly creations that were included in Hamilton and surrounding towns’ inaugural and highly successful Woolly West Fest which was held in August 2014 in conjunction with the annual Sheepvention Expo. If you haven’t met Balmoral’s Eweina, the handcrafted purple sheep and her four shopfront lambs, they are a must-see. Eweina’s diary is filling fast so this might be a rare appearance! Artworks from our first ever ‘Big Draw’, held on 11 October 2014. Our community drawing event was themed “It’s Our World – A Celebration of Our Environment’. Balmoral locals unleashed their inner artists against the backdrop of our vibrant and inspiring Martinich-Carran mural. Come and see the results! We are proud to showcase our local works.
Date: 29 November 2014
Venue: Balmoral Mechanics Hall
Address: Glendinning Street Balmoral
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
ABOUT THE HALL
The Balmoral Mechanics Institute is a single story, symmetrical red brick hall built in 1888. The original building was simple and in the ‘stripped’ Classical style standard for such buildings of the time. It is of architectural significance as a prominent landmark in the townscape of Balmoral and is historically significant for its association with important local figures who struggled to have the building constructed.
The hall boasts a proscenium arch stage with retractable curtains, lighting, a movie screen and backstage dressing rooms. It is adaptable for studio style and ‘in the round’ small-scale theatre productions. The hall’s consolidation with the adjoining Balmoral Bowling Club allows expansion of the space to cater for larger community events.
Balmoral Mechanics Institute is of social significance to the community as an important setting for public and social events in the town since the late nineteenth century, for its continuing role as a function centre and meeting place for clubs and societies, and as an entertainment venue.