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On Track presents: Place and Memory

Visitor Centre - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On Track presents: Place and Memory

A Conversation with Robyn Davidson and Raimond Gaita

Maryborough Railway Station

Sunday April 2, 2pm


One of Central Victoria’s loveliest and most handsome buildings, Maryborough Railway Station is the superb venue for On Track, a series of lively conversations with writers.

In the elegant Gallery space of the restored Railway Café, this On Track event features two of Australia’s most admired memoir writers and social commentators, Robyn Davidson and Raimond Gaita.

Robyn Davidson is a writer and traveller, the author of Tracks, about her 1700 kilometre solo walk across the desert. Raimond Gaita is a philosopher and author of Romulus, My Father, about his childhood in Central Victoria.

Before and after the conversation, there will be wine and food available, and books will be on sale for author signings.

On Track is presented in collaboration with the Railway Café, Central Goldfields shire and Bendigo Writers Festival on behalf of The Capital, with assistance from Creative Victoria.

Tickets: $12, $10 concession

Available from Gotix www.thecapital.com.au

Box office (03) 5434 6000, in person at The Capital, 50 View Street Bendigo or Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre, 91 Nolan St, Maryborough.


Bendigo Coachlines have generously scheduled a special bus service to take you across to Maryborough for this event.  A coach will depart from The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo at 1pm and return you to Bendigo by 5pm. 

Pay direct to driver on the day.

Events in January 2015

Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

To see all the events taking place in Maryborough and Surrounds during January 2015 please download the What's On Guide:

What's On - January 2015

RACV Energy Breakthrough Accommodation Availability

Joel Chadwick - Friday, November 08, 2013

With only two weeks to go the 2013 RACV Energy Breakthrough is fast approaching. Held 21-24 November 2013.

Accommodation in the region is very full but for those who may be still looking for any last minute accommodation within reasonable distance, the following accommodation providers still have availability:

  • Chesterfield House - Ballaarat Street, Talbot (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5462 2002 or 0429 232 138. Can accommodate up to 11 people.


  • Talbot Court House Hotel - Camp St, Talbot (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5463 2204. 3 rooms still available - 1 single and 2 doubles.


  • Elizabeth Cottage - 126 Broadway, Dunolly (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5468 1245 or 0428 322 208. Can accommodate up to 4 people. Breakfast included. Minimum 2 night stay.


  • Avoca Cottages - 33 Napier St, Avoca (20 minutes from Maryborough) - 1800 123 355. 2 cottages still available on Thursday 21st November only.


  • Summerfield Studio Apartments - Main Rd, Moonambel (30-35 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5467 2264. 2 rooms available on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November.


For further information please call the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre on 1800 356 511.


Cut with the Kitchen Knife Exhibition

Joel Chadwick - Friday, July 19, 2013

Cut with the Kitchen Knife officially opens Saturday 20th July at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill St, Maryborough.

Click here to read the latest media release: Cut with the Kitchen Knife - Media Release

Cut with the Kitchen Knife Exhibition

An exhibition showing current manifestations of collage in contemporary art. Featuring works by artists, Christian Capurro, Simon Evans, Elizabeth Gower Mandy Gunn, Deborah Kelly, Nicholas Mangan, Stuart Ringholt, Joan Ross and Heather Shimmen.

Gallery opening hours are Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

Runs until August 25th.

Winter School Holiday Program

Joel Chadwick - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Check out the 2013 Winter School Holiday Program - there is something for everyone!

Winter School Holiday Program 2013 - Week 1

Winter School Holiday Program 2013 - Week 2

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

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!

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