Create a Piece of History with The Pitcha Makin Fellas
From colonial times through to the 1930s, white authorities had Aboriginal leaders wear breastplates or “kingplates” in a bid to represent their status. But many indigenous communities didn’t believe in the existence of “kings”. It was a concept enforced by the white authorities. Explore the rich history and significance of breastplates, before creating your very own under the guidance of renowned Ballarat indigenous arts collective Pitcha Makin Fellas. Passionate about culture and community, this deadly mob has had its work showcased around Australia since its very first gathering in 2013. BOOK
Friday 09 November 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pitcha Makin Fellas Studio, Camp Street Campus, Federation University, 2 Lydiard St North , Ballarat, VIC, 3350
Admire exclusive photographic works from two of today’s most significant practicing Dutch photographers – Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens. Exhibited in the majestic Craig’s Royal Hotel, this regional-first is hosted in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
Stay in a space of pure luxury laden with historic elegance at the lovingly restored Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces. Boasting original 19th century features with a contemporary overlay, these Victorian townhouses provide a home base rich in history.
Enter the ominous walls of a 19th century Masonic Lodge and wander through Ballarat’s contemporary art space The Lost Ones. Venture further below to the speakeasy-like basement bar and delight in tapas, wine and spirits as you while the evening away to a tune or two.