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Hello….. i’m here! I haven’t gone away!

Posted by Karen on Monday, August 5th, 2013

Hi there! now, everyone always apologises for not blogging when they make their first blog post for AAAAGEESSSSS so, erm… Apologies for not blogging, i intend to blog more often. Promise. Ok, apology over,  i am here to announce that finally, Art of Industry can have it’s page back because The Ballarat Studios has is […]

When the going gets tough…

Posted by Karen on Monday, April 15th, 2013

…..the tough, get painting!! Despite several funding induced hiccups, i am pleased to announce that we have secured some fantastic donations which have allowed us to transform the bar area into the gallery i always pictured it could be. We dug deep, painted EVERYTHING and now we have our stage and the space is looking […]

There may be trouble ahead…

Posted by Karen on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

There is no doubt that we are in the grip of a prolonged recession, and after the latest budget it doesn’t seem to be getting much better. Things aren’t looking great here, either as we have been knocked back for yet another pot of funding. And my own funds, in waiting for these rejections, have […]

If only these walls could talk…….

Posted by Karen on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

A little update for you all, as things are quiet online but very much alive at the Ballarat! We are thrilled to announce a series of acoustic buskers sets starting on the 22nd of April with the fabulous ‘whistling floozies’ I love live music, and there is something about the intimacy of a small scale […]

Introducing, The Ballarat Co-Op!

Posted by Karen on Monday, February 18th, 2013

Since i have an awful lot of gallery space i have come to the conclusion that the best way to fill it will be with a new, old fashioned, artists co-operative. There are numerous blogs and websites dedicated to the Artists Co-Operative as a model, so i won’t bore you with all the details, but […]

Be part of the Ballarat Studios…

Posted by Karen on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

We are launching an exciting publicity campaign next week, so i thought we would share it with you before we hit the unsuspecting residents and businesses of North Shields with it… **SPONSOR A CHAIR!!** The idea is simple…. We, as a venue, need chairs. We are looking to put on comedy nights, performance evenings, auctions, […]

Forging ahead with the Ballarat Studios

Posted by Karen on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

‘Even if you are on the right track, if you stay in one place you will still be run over’ This is why momentum is all important at this stage and since we hit the ground running this week we have generated an awful lot of that! Our first, major difference is that the Ballarat […]