Talking Shop

Community Event

1 Mar 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Against the backdrop of the historic Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, explore historic photographs, ephemera, and advertisements exploring the shops and businesses of Ballarat’s past, and contemporary photographs from The Ballarat Life.

Engage with artist-in-residence Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling and enjoy on of the many events. Bring your photos, memories and stories to share and add to the BMI collection, enjoy art activities for all ages with artist in residence Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling, hear guests Max Harris and John Kerr will be there to talk all things Ballarat and take home some bookish treasures.

Exhibition closing celebrations and special programming on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27. See website for more details.


Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop


From AU$1.00

Gold Coin entry

Event Times

1 Mar 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Once Only Event


Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

117 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, 3350

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