• Artist
    Joan Jenkins
  • Title
    A Golden Day Lake Burrumbeet
  • Date of Production
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details
    Courtesy the artist

Ballarat Society of Artists: A Touch of Gold

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Sunday, July 29, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Timken Gallery
Admission: Free

This exhibition explores the theme of gold, interpreted in diverse ways by the 80 members of the Ballarat Society of Artists - the gold rush, the gold of wildlife and nature, golden places, golden moments, golden objects, a splash of gold colour or just a picture framed in gold.

The artists in the Society take pride in Ballarat's history which, by way of the Eureka Rebellion, gave the Australian people the foundations of its democracy. The legacy of the riches of the gold rush, have given Ballarat a rich cultural heritage. Many of its fine buildings, especially in Lydiard Street, and other attractions, continue to provide a drawcard for visitors from around the world.

The Ballarat Society of Artists was formed in 1982 by a local group of artists. It provides a forum for discussion and appreciation of art and for the mutual support and encouragement of fellow artists. It is a well established part of Ballarat's artistic scene with a calendar including exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations and workshops.

You can see more works by the Ballarat Society of Artists on the theme of A Touch of Gold at Radmac, 104 Armstrong St Nth, Ballarat.