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Bendigo is going to Hollywood!

Some of our region’s best produce will have a starring role in this year’s G’Day USA Gala event, showcasing Bendigo and central Victoria as Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy.  The G’Day USA Gala includes a dinner for 460 guests, who will all receive a Bendigo Gastronomy VIP artisan gift bag featuring […]

by Michelle Symes • February 2, 2024
Agriculture Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation First Nations Gastronomy

How do we Eat Djaara Country Healthy?

Authors: Will Tait and Jodi Newcombe So here we are, bringing this five-part blog series to a close. In our opening blog we described how our collective – the Carbon Arts team in collaboration with Dja Dja Wurrung woman Bec Phillips – is motivated by the question: “How do we eat Djaara Country healthy?” We […]

by Our Team • August 30, 2022
Agriculture Creative Industries First Nations Gastronomy

Land of Milk and Honey

Authors: Will Tait and Jodi Newcombe We are gathered at Bar Midland in Castlemaine with a collection of primary producers to discuss the concept of ‘Eating Djaara Country Healthy’, while proprietor and project collaborator Alex Perry delights us with appropriately-themed delicacies. After the first round of introductions Richard Collins explains the troubling times he’s been […]

by Our Team • August 24, 2022
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

Lifting Spirits Through Creativity

Susie Marcroft is an inspiring artist who works across installation and ceramics. Her artworks explore the abstract notions of consciousness and empathy that reject reductionist paradigms. Through her work Susie shows us an alternative ethics, one that preferences our focus on care (tending to each other and holding space) rather than economics. Having moved back […]

by Felicity Martin • July 14, 2022
Creative Industries

Activating healthy soil

CiPi (artist identity) is the ultimate creative slashy – artist/Masters student/small business operator/sewer/maker and now visual arts technician. Oh, and mother to two teenage boys. This is very common in the culture and creative sector, where many work on short-term contract basis, going from gig to gig and juggling multiple revenue streams to maintain their […]

by Felicity Martin • February 14, 2022
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

Costume designer bringing characters to life

@CreativeBendigo met up with talented creative and costume designer Kristine von Hilderbrandt at the unique arts and community centre, The Old Church on the Hill. A place to connect with community, experience live music, explore creative pursuits including; craft classes, Latin dancing, community gardening, kids drama, ukulele and Capella, this repurposed group of buildings is […]

by Felicity Martin • January 17, 2022
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

Weaving a cultural tradition in Bendigo

Bendigo has a thriving Karen Burmese weaving and textile making community who design and create their work from home or at the Cultural Exchange Hub in the Beehive Building in Bendigo. In 2007 the first Karen Burmese refugees arrived in Bendigo and over that time more refugees have relocated to Bendigo. Creative Bendigo met with […]

by Felicity Martin • December 9, 2021
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

Local artists develop creative collective in Valentines Antiques

Artist, Sarah Wallace-Smith is a creative with a passion and drive to see the creative ecosystem of Bendigo thrive. After completing her Fine Arts degree, Wallace-Smith approached Peter Valentine of Valentines Antiques about the possibility of setting up spaces for artists and creatives to sell their work amongst the heritage furnishings and décor. Located on […]

by Felicity Martin • November 23, 2021

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