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Culture Victoria News

  • New stories highlight Aboriginal perspectives
    After being a bit quiet on the blog over the past few months, we are back blogging and have a plan to continue to contribute regular posts for the foreseeable future. We are excited about a number of …
  • Who was Madame Errazuriz?
    Our story on The Elliot Collection by the Mildura Arts Centre has recently gained some international attention, with the identity of the subject in the painting Madame Errazuriz being thrown into ques …
  • History In Place information sessions
    History In Place is a free online toolkit to assist museums, galleries and heritage properties to connect with local schools and work with teachers & students to create short films featuring colle …
  • Linking History, an exercise in linked open data
    The Linking History site has been created for use as a research tool by people wanting to upload material to the Portrait of a Nation website. It was also used by students at Mount Evelyn Primary Scho …
  • Ash Wednesday 30 – Commemorative Story Collection
    Thirty years on from the Ash Wednesday bushfires, the Victorian government is inviting people to share their memories and stories of recovery.  The stories will feature in CV’s  Land and Ecology …

Flinders Street Station

  • Love stories from the station – a special post from the Love Stories Project
    It’s been around for more than 100 years and more than 100,000 people pass through it each day, so we’re wondering –  is Flinders Street Station an unsung hero of Melbourne’s g …
  • The Landmark at the Heart of the City
    Looking out from under the clocks at Flinders Street Station, you see one of the busiest intersections in the city. Trams and cars roar past, sirens blare and thousands of feet patter by over the gray …
  • The forgotten station
    Platform One at Flinders Street Station is the longest railway platform in Australia and, at 708 metres long, the 4th longest in the world.  This platform stretches the length of two city blocks from …
  • What was there before “Our Station”?
    Of all the organisations in the Culture Victoria Organisation page, The Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Branch) (ARHS) has the most to do with things railway, so I didn’t feel t …
  • Elizabeth Street and the clock tower
    The Elizabeth Street entrance is part of the long station facade that stretches down a whole block of Flinders Street and ends at Banana Alley.  The clock tower over the Elizabeth Street entrance is n …

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

  • The future
    Michal Fargo is back in Israel with a new kiln, a new apartment and a postcard view. Continue reading →
  • Back in Israel
    Michal Fargo reflects on the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award and her time in Australia. Continue reading →
  • Back at the wheel
    As the excitement of the award dies down, I'm really enjoying being back in the studio on throwing on my wheel. Continue reading →
  • From the front desk
    Patsy Killeen and Lyn Patone work in the front the Shepparton Art Museum. Over the last six weeks they've been seeing people enjoying the exhibition, and invite anyone who hasn't yet visited …
  • A change in guard
    After a few months of Acting Director at Shepparton Art Museum, Julian Bowron is moving on. Continue reading →

Wangaratta Textile Project

  • Following the Thread
    Well, I was full of good intentions….. A funny thing happens when there is no deadline any more. I imagine that this occurs in the case of many artists, not just me, but I’m so much less f …
  • Gathering the threads again.
    Having finished my piece I was feeling very motivated to go back and follow the “threads” that I started exploring in my development process. However, there was a slight hitch in that I ha …
  • Final Steps
    For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working non-stop on constructing the table runner and hand stitching details on it. I abandoned you all for a while but there wasn’t much to say exce …
  • Phew!
    Yesterday I finished the stitching on the outside edges of my piece and then cut some batting just a little smaller than it and layered those two with some black felt (for the backing). I safety pinne …
  • All Together Now!
    Well, after yesterday’s warts and all expose I’m trying to claw back some credibility by showing you how it has all come together. Today I joined up the fourth panel and decided that anoth …

Burke and Wills Education Blog

  • The Botany of the Burke and Wills Expedition
    In our Burke and Wills: Then and Now stories we highlight the work of the expedition’s artist, naturalist and geographer, Ludwig Becker. Also taking part in the expedition up to Menindee was pla …
  • Burke and Wills… and crocodiles
    We’ve been quiet on the Burke and Wills blogging front… but as enthusiasts will know, 11th February is a significant date in Burke and Wills expedition history. It was on or around this date in …
  • Fossils, Crocodiles, Mangroves and more…
    We now have a new series of videos from the last leg of the BWEE  expedition. All filmed around the Gulf of Carpentaria and along the Flinders and Corella Rivers of North Queensland they include the d …
  • Burke and Wills video conference recording
    Hi All, If you weren’t able to participate in our live Burke and Wills video conference, held on Thursday 11 November, the recording can be viewed here. The Elluminate session included a tour of …
  • Journeys end (for now)
    The Burke and Wills Environtmental Expedition has completed the first stage of its journey, arriving at Karumba in the Gulf Country of Queensland. They visited the location where Burke, Wills and thei …

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