Art cuts to the quick

We’ve followed the paper trail up View Street. Relax! It’s not another tax evasion expose. Just a hunt for a lone man with ruler and scalpel. We’re told he’s holed up at the Visual Arts Centre. And sure enough, just outside the studio door, tiny triangles of the white stuff give him away. Filipino artist... Continue Reading →

Snap happy gap year on show

She spoke a different language. She was from a different world. But there was no interpretation needed at this moment for photographer Julie Hough and her 83-year-old subject. Julie had been travelling around Myanmar, Burma, with the help of a guide who spoke the local language. “He had found us someone to photograph who had... Continue Reading →

Into the Bendigo Art Gallery light

If you could peel back the layers of Karen Annett-Thomas’ paintings you might just find gold. Like the fortune seekers that came and turned our landscape upside down, Karen has likewise mined it. Figuratively speaking. “I see the layers of history, time and place, and my paintings are like that as well,” she says. “They’re layered... Continue Reading →

More blues news – Owen Campbell

By La Trobe Writers in Action student JOSH NEWHAM Owen Campbell says for better or worse, he's always been a nomad. Although he now calls Sydney home, he travels extensively for his music. Like, really extensively. The last time I saw Owen was around the time he appeared on Australia's Got Talent and blew the country... Continue Reading →

Ladies sing the blues

Writers in Action student  AMY-JANE WEWER catches up with some of the female artists playing in Bendigo this weekend. The streets of Bendigo are about to get a whole lot more musical, and a whole lot more international. With Americana roots and the spice of Mexico from just south of the border, Abbie Cardwell is... Continue Reading →

Home stage bound

Our campus is counting sleeps until the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival this weekend. To celebrate, we bring you another festival story, written by Writers in Action student  LISA MARMUR.   When Steve Saxton performs at The Engine Room for the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival this week, the stage will still be warm from the October... Continue Reading →

Stringybark hits the gravel for Bendigo

Our Writers in Action students got to interview some of this year's Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival musos. The stories are great, so we're sharing them here, starting with this article, written by  TOM O'CALLAGHAN. Stringybark McDowell, covered in tats and dreadlocks and his trademark top-hat, is travelling far from home for gigs these days. Formerly based... Continue Reading →

Life lessons for all

If you’re looking for a sign from a higher power, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Myers Flat is probably a good place to start. And so it was Dr Sue Gillett found herself there one recent weekend, in avoidance of the footy finals. Sue had dropped her son at the Inglewood football oval then driven... Continue Reading →

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