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One of a kind quilting exhibition to launch 2013 Gallery program

Joel Chadwick - Monday, February 18, 2013

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough will commence its 2013 program this month with Golden Textures - a contemporary art quilt exhibition that has been purposely designed for this event.

The exhibition comprises 35 new works created by sixteen different artists. Each piece has been specially designed for this exhibition to suit the gallery space, and interest the central Victorian audience with colour texture and vision.

International award winner and local quilter Jenny Bacon, is the curator of the exhibition.

“Works have come from all over Australia, including many from Central Victoria,” said Jenny. One artists, Alison Schwabe, is an Australian currently living in Uruguay. Some artists are well known internationally, while others are new and emerging artists with different visions to share.

“The methods used in these quilts are very diverse; from the piecing, appliqué and quilting stitch used in traditional quilts, to using new materials, paint, dye and digital images.

“The art quilt movement is now more than 40 years old and these artists demonstrate the most contemporary work in the Australian scene,” Jenny said.

This exhibition will be the first of a biennial contemporary art quilt exhibition at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery. Central Goldfields Shire Council has donated $2000 for an acquisitive prize. The gallery plans to collect contemporary art quilts from these exhibitions.

Shire Mayor, Cr Barry Rinaldi, will officially open the exhibition on Saturday, 23 February at 2pm, where he will announce the prize winner. All are welcome to attend.

Friends of the Gallery is hosting an Artist’s Talk exhibition curator Jenny Bacon on Friday, March 15 at 2pm. All are welcome and the cost is $5.00 per person and includes afternoon tea.

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough and is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.

For further information about Golden Textures, the Artist’s Talk, or other exhibitions planned for 2013, contact Kay Parkin at the gallery on 5460 4588.

Media contact: Kay Parkin, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Manager, 5460 4588

Stewart takes triathlon crown in Maryborough

Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sunday’s 2013 Vision Super Central Goldfields Reverse Triathlon produced one of the greatest races in the event’s 14 year history, with Maryborough resident Lachlan Stewart taking line honours in a time of 56:44.

Stewart produced a blistering cycle leg to break away from the Elite Men’s field and produce one of the best races of his short triathlon career. In second place was Dayne Pearce (60:09), third place Jordan Adams (60:43), and fourth place Richard Squires (60:47).

Last year’s Elite Female Category winner Sophie Hawken successfully defended her title in a time of 64:55. Second place winner Shai O’Brien raced tremendously and finished in a time of 66:30. Third place was Danae Sinclair (67:25), and fourth place Laura Butler (68:53).

There was one record broken on the day in the short course team category as well. The team comprising Joel Chadwick (run leg), Jeremy McGinnis (ride leg) and Frank Crameri (swim) smashed the record set in 2011 by over five minutes, completing the course in 27.56.

Other Age Group winners on the day included:

  • Hayley Stanford                                           Female LC 15-16                     (1.11:10)
  • Jessica Fuller                                              Female LC 20-29                     (1.18:24)
  • Sharon Baker                                               Female LC 30-29                     (1.15:19)
  • Bronwyn Morris                                            Female LC 40-49                     (1.12:47)
  • Jenny Barras                                                Female LC 50-59                     (1.24:39)
  • Evan Ipsen                                                   Male LC 17-19                           (1.06:48)
  • Jayden Hooper                                            Male LC 20-29                           (1.07:28)
  • Jay Court                                                      Male LC 30-39                            (1.11:36)
  • David Huggett                                             Male LC 40-49                            (1.03:37)
  • Stephen Hanlon                                         Male LC 50-59                            (1.02:50)    
  • Peter Neville                                                Male LC 60+                               (1.13:00)
  • Team SOT                                                   Mixed LC Team                          (1.02:44)
  • Super Sunshine                                         Female LC Team                       (1.23:43)
  • Barry Smith Team                                      Male LC Team                            (1.10:11)
  • Shahni Bassett                                          Female SC 12-14                       (40.45)
  • Caitlin Butler                                               Female SC 15-16                       (38.27)
  • Adele Garwood                                          Female Open SC                        (35.48)
  • Tom Flood                                                  Male SC 12-14                             (38.46)
  • Shane Key                                                  Male SC Open                              (33.18)
  • Joel Chadwick Team                               SC Open Team                            (27.56)


    Race Director Martin Mark said, “It was great to get such an exciting race today. The fields were strong with over one hundred and thirty competitors taking to the course, a new record for the reverse format, and we nearly had as many female competitors as male this year.

    “Competitors came from Melbourne, Echuca, Castlemaine, Ballarat, Bendigo, Ararat, Warrnambol and Benalla, and there was a large contingent of local triathletes as well”, Martin concluded.

    For the second year running the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre (MSLC) was awarded the Capilano Community Club Cup. It recorded the highest number of entries from any collective group with employees and members of the centre competing in the event. The MSLC will put the cash prize towards its disability fund to install a new lift into the aquatics area.

    Race organisers would like to thank all individuals and groups who assisted with the preparations, conducting, and packing up for the event, and also those residents who abut the track for their cooperation on the day. The race was both safe and enjoyable for all competitors, and this is due in large to the support shown from all these groups and individuals.

    Media contact: Martin Mark, Recreation Manager, 5461 0610

  • Victorians at Work: Photographs from the State Archives

    Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Victorians at Work celebrates the working lives of the people of Victoria. The exhibition provides a snapshot of the diversity of work undertaken by Victorians over the past two centuries: developing Victoria’s natural resources such as farmland and mineral resources; building infrastructure like railways and ports; and providing education, emergency services and other welfare needs.

    Drawing on images from various photographic collections at the Public Record Office Victoria, it showcases the work that Victorians have done to contribute to the community and economy of our state.

    Exhibition Details:

    Venue: Maryborough Resource Centre, Cnr Alma & Nolan Sts, Maryborough VIC 3465

    Dates: 20th March - 21st April 2013

    Exhibition provided by Public Record Office Victoria.


    Vicroads Centenary - Connecting Victorians for 100 years 1913-2013

    Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    View exhibitions of never before seen images from the VicRoads and CRB image archives - dating back to 1913

    Exhibition to be held in the Maryborough Resoruce Centre, Cnr Nolan & Alma Sts, Maryborough.

    Dates: October 4 - November 26 2013.


    Mad Hatter's Tea Party Sunday 17th February

    Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/508750219164711/ for further updates.

    We hope to see you there!

    Dunolly Holiday Packages

    Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    Northern Goldfields Tourism Inc. has recently produced three holiday packages in and around Dunolly for consumers to take up for their next visit.

    Dunolly Getaway No 1 package - $330

    Weekend for two people

    2 days, 2 nights, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

    Accommodation Dunolly Caravan park ensuite cabin

    Lunch Wright on Broadway x 2 Main, wine & coffee

    Packaged dinner from WoB x 2

    Free maps, Tiny Towns and Cycling Dunolly

    This package is not available on long weekends, Easter, Xmas, Energy Breakthrough.

    Contact number Caravan Park 5468 1262

    Dunolly Getaway No 2 package - $500

    Weekend for group booking between 6-8 people

    2 days, 2 nights, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

    Self-catering accommodation with breakfast ingredients supplied

    Lunch Wright on Broadway x 2 Main, wine & coffee

    Packaged dinner from WoB x 2

    Free maps, Tiny Towns and Cycling Dunolly

    Contact number Hamish Strachan Footer’s Mansion 03 5468 1073 or 0438 611 732

    Tarnagulla Getaway package - $360

    Weekend for two people

    2 days, 2 nights, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

    Self-catering accommodation with no breakfast supplied

    Lunch Wright on Broadway x 2 Main, wine & coffee

    Packaged dinner from WoB x 2

    Free maps, Tiny Towns and Cycling Dunolly

    Contact number Joan Ansell 5438 7554

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