VICTORIA, Kaniva, Regional Arts Victoria, Regional Cultural Forum

EVENT DATE: 28 November 2014

Looking after number one:
Art, health and succession planning

Do you wish you had a better understanding of how to look after yourself, your arts practice and your arts organisation? We have scheduled two Regional Cultural Forums in Bruthen and Kaniva in regional Victoria that will focus on how to put you and your arts practice first. You’ll also hear about the world of management and community engagement and learn various ways to think about succession planning that could assist with ensuring the continuing future of your arts group.

Regional Arts Victoria staff members along with local artists and organisations will be there to help guide the way through the day!

By the end of the day you will have:
• Gained great tips about how to better look after yourself, your arts practice and your arts organisation
• Had the opportunity to hear from regional arts groups about how their organisations have grown and why
• Gained knowledge about how to better understand and work with your arts group
• Received practical knowledge about maintaining a healthy work life balance
• Had the opportunity to network and meet artists and arts workers from around your area


Date: Friday 28 November, 2014
Venue: Kaniva Shire Hall
Address: Baker Street, Kaniva
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Bookings: Places are limited so please RSVP by Monday 24 November to or phone: (03) 96441813 (Please advise us of any dietary requirements)

Speakers include

• Amanda Munn, West Wimmera Shire Council

• Marion Matthews, GrampiansArts

• Dave Jones, Artist

• Annett Creek, Nhill Neighbourhood House

• Philip Yew, Wimmera Uniting Care

• Joe Toohey, Regional Arts Victoria

• Liz Zito, Regional Arts Victoria

• Esther Anatolitis, Regional Arts Victoria

More Kaniva speakers to be announced soon.


VICTORIA, Bundalaguah, Spanish Gypsy Music with Karavana Flamenca

EVENT DATE: 15 November, 2014

Karavana Flamenca plays Spanish gypsy music, rumba flamenca, with virtuosity and authenticity rarely seen outside of Spain. This spellbinding music fuses the rhythms of Afro –Cuban rumba to the melodies of traditional flamenco.“The words don’t matter when Ovejero sings” one reviewed exclaimed “its pure gut-wrenching emotion” The breath-taking energy, upbeat rhythms and soulful melodies of Karavana Flamenca spell gypsy fiesta every performance!
A night of Flamenco fire and Latin grooves
BYO drinks


Date: 15th November 2014
Venue: Bundalaguah Myrtlebank Hall
Address: Sale Road, Bundalaguah
Time: 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Tickets: $20
Tickets available at: Stothers Music, Sale, ph 03 5144 3863 or 0431 179 317



VICTORIA, Kinglake, Kinglake Art Show

EVENT DATE: 28 – 30 November 2014

The Kinglake Ranges Art Show is a joint venture between the Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges and Kinglake Ranges Arts Inc. This is our third year and the show is growing each year. There are many talented artists living and working in our community, and in previous years the range and quality of work on display was amazing. We will also be running a range of art workshops over the weekend. For further information, go to


Date: 28th – 30th November 2014
Venue: Kinglake Community Centre
Address: Extons Rd, Kinglake
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Entry: Gold coin donation








In 1978, members of local community groups and interested individuals came together to discuss the building of a community centre. A steering committee was formed, resulting in the formation of an umbrella group, the Kinglake District Community Association (KDCA). Funding was made available from the Department of Human Services for the employment of a Community Development Worker for 5 hours each week. Surveys were conducted and a profile of the community’s needs was developed. A community centre, comprising of a senior citizens’ lounge, craft room, hall, kitchen and servery, was completed in 1985. Following this success, the KDCA sought community support for the construction of an indoor sports stadium, adjacent to the community centre.

VICTORIA, Balmoral, Chameleon Arts presents Community Artworks from The Big Draw and Woolly West Fest

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

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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.

VICTORIA, Glenlyon, Glenlyon Community Day

EVENT DATE: 2 November 2014

An all-inclusive community day which will involve a variety of events for locals to check out and participate in.
• Welcome to new residents
• Walking/skipping/hopping the Biolink loop
• Climbing on a CFA tanker
• Share your inner-most thoughts on the Before I Die board
• Encourage people to share their skills via a skills register
• Showcase the various groups based in Glenlyon and encourage people to join – GPA, Landcare, CFA etc
• Community shared lunch
• Establish a chess club – currently only one member!
• Ghosts of Glenlyon walk


Date:  Sunday 2 November 2014
Venue Name: Glenlyon Shire Hall
Address: Barkly Street, Glenlyon
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm


Our hall is 124 years old and is the centre of community activities in the small central Victorian town of Glenlyon. For decades it was the shire office, before amalgamation moved the Hepburn Shire offices into Daylesford. Now the hall structure is in very poor condition and the locals are raising funds to undertake renovations, to ensure the building remains the centre of our known universe!

VICTORIA, Ensay, Art Classes with Tracey Johnson @ Ensay Community Hall

EVENT DATE: 5, 12, 19 November

Come and get creative in this gorgeous light filled hall – heaps of room, lots of natural light, great facilities – perfect for painting. Bring your own materials, any level of experience is fine.


Date: 5th, 12th, 19th November
Venue Name:  Ensay Community Hall
Address: Ensay VIC 3895
Time: 10am – 12noon
Costs: $20 per class
Bookings: phone Tracey 0418221078


After World War 1 the present Memorial Hall was built with bricks made nearby on the banks of the banks of the Little River and some of the foundations coming from an old flour mill.
There is a plaque on the outside of the hall which reads ” 1914 Great War 1919 This Hall was erected in Memory of our Fallen Heroes ”
In 1958 a number of alterations and additions were undertaken including the removal of the wall between the main hall and the supper room and the erection of a new kitchen ,storeroom and supper room.
In earlier years the hall was used frequently. Some of the occasions were dances and balls, also dinners. it was also used for concerts ,particularly school concerts. At one time films were shown in the hall regularly, and badminton was also played there.

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria