Artist finds Babylon in Bendigo

Do not let the black clothing fool you. Fiona Smith is all colour. That mural she’s standing in front of? That’s her inner world, broken free. That’s the King of Babylon, riding a giraffe. It’s Bendigo’s latest Instagram-worthy work of art, on an historic brick wall of the city's newest bar. “It was all I’d... Continue Reading →

Visual arts alumna finds her ‘plaice’

It’s always an adventure to find La Trobe's alumni. Rhyll Plant was discovered on paper in this year’s Castlemaine State Festival open studios program, then in person down a dusty, corrugated back road, up and down and around the hills and valleys of old gold ground. She waves us down out the front of Speargrass... Continue Reading →

Counting blessings in Bendigo

Danu Ransarani is on her lunch break in Rosalind Park. It’s a place she retreats to most days for the peace and quiet and sense of community; a little microcosm of everything she’s come to love about Bendigo. The graduate accountant from Sri Lanka was studying and living in Melbourne, having quit her job in... Continue Reading →

Career engineered in Bendigo

It’s been a big two weeks for final-year students as they sit exams and come-to-face with the future. For Jordan Sens, there’s been no down time. He completed his last La Trobe exam last Wednesday and this week started working in his chosen career. “I wanted to jump straight in,” he says, describing the end... Continue Reading →

Taking tea with Julie Andrews

How does a person go from pottering with paint at home to landing some of the city’s biggest art commissions? We’ve met Julie Andrews in Chancery Lane to find out. El Gordo Café serves proper pot tea for the occasion, but that’s not the only draw card in meeting here. Just outside the café door... Continue Reading →

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