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Ararat Les Mis cast creating history

A ‘bucket-list’ production for many regional actors and audiences alike is set to be the biggest show Ararat Musical Comedy Society has staged.

Stawell photographic exhibition to reflect seasons

Stawell Camera Club and Stawell Uniting Church will host their fifth annual joint art exhibition at Stawell Uniting Church this weekend. Organisers have urged visitors to attend and ‘enjoy a variety of art from a range of artists’ presenting work based on the theme, ‘For Everything There is a Season.’ Organising group spokesman Ian Holwell […]

Wimmera artists get set for another Rotary art fair

Horsham artist Debbie Russell has been entering Horsham East Rotary Wimmera Art Fair on and off for more than 20 years.

Ethereal artist to judge 42nd Wimmera Art Fair

Award-winning Yarra Valley artist Robert Knight will cast a critical eye over entries as judge of this year’s Wimmera Art Fair. Melbourne-born Knight is a visual-impact artist who combines contemporary realism with elements of design in his paintings. Much of his work, often ethereal, is renowned for having critical focal point surrounded by softness that […]

Rotary Art Show indulgence

Organisers busy preparing for Horsham’s iconic Wimmera Art Fair this weekend have promised another diverse exhibition of regional talent. Event chairman Chris O’Connor said the fair, at Horsham Town Hall and in its 42nd year, had attracted a similar number of artwork entries to last year and space remained for latecomers. “We have a fantastic […]

Gwendda Smith painting auction at Rotary Art Show

Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary will auction a watercolour painting by renowned Horsham artist, the late Gwendda Smith, during this weekend’s Horsham Art Fair. The painting has been donated to the auxiliary to sell and use the proceeds of the sale for ongoing fundraising efforts. The scene is of the Grampians in the distance with large […]

PHOTOS | Art Is… fun at Horsham Town Hall

Phuong Ha, Anubha Das, Rilby Joy, Benita Lulu and Tam Pham at Art Play Sunday for Art Is...

Horsham’s annual Art is… festival is in full swing as Wimmera artists, individuals and families get creative and celebrate the talent, heritage and future of the Horsham region. As part of the festival, Horsham Town Hall hosted an Art Play Sunday event on the weekend for children and families to join in on the fun […]

Future brightens for Wesley PAC

Wesley Performing Arts Centre.

Horsham Rural City Council has committed to re-opening Wesley Performing Arts Centre. The council voted at a meeting on Monday night to take ownership of the venue after the centre’s management committee addressed safety issues. Fire-safety concerns forced the closure of the historic venue in November, 2017 and findings of a building audit last year […]

Art Is… community celebration for buskers

BUSKFEST: Guitarist John Canning and pianist Unmani prepare for an Art is... Buskfest event. People can sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of emerging singer-songwriters and musicians from the Wimmera, in Firebrace and Pynsent streets, Horsham, from 3pm to 5.30pm on Friday and 3pm to 5pm on Monday. Artists will also perform in Roberts Place during the 10-day festival, with a final showcase at Horsham Town Hall on June 8 from noon. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s Art is… festival organisers have challenged Wimmera people to ‘get out of their comfort zones’ and engage with this year’s lengthy program of events.

Tree tales part of Art Is… festival

Families have an opportunity to combine technology, reading and nature in a new and innovative experience at this year’s Art is… festival in Horsham. This year’s festival features a Trees Tell Tall Tales Trail, where families armed with smart phones can walk on a trail to a series of trees along the Wimmera River, Horsham […]


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