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Agriculture Creativity and Innovation Lifestyle

Windella Farm

Becoming a business owner doesn’t happen overnight, and often it can result from a collision between a hobby, accumulated skills, and destiny…


by admin • December 2, 2021
Creativity and Innovation Creative Industries

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
Gastronomy Travel

Adam Liaw visits Australia’s only UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Bendigo and the region’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy is celebrated in a new SBS Food series, presented by celebrity chefs Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow.


by admin • October 5, 2021
Creativity and Innovation Gastronomy

Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum: A Still Life and a Recipe

In this reflection on a still life by Elma Roach featuring pomegranates, Peter Perry, previous Director of Castlemaine Art Museum, writes about the artist while his son Alexander Perry, renowned Castlemaine chef, creates and shares a pomegranate recipe.


by admin • August 19, 2021
Agriculture Creativity and Innovation First Nations Gastronomy Sustainability

Djakitj Larr: a creative conversation bringing people together

A creative conversation for the Bendigo UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy, bringing diverse groups together to explore what UCCN designation can mean


by Our Team • August 2, 2021
Gastronomy

Such Sweet Sorrow: new exhibition sharing stories of local confectioners through the ages

A delectable look at the darker side of local chocolatiers and confectioners and their surprising histories…


by admin • July 13, 2021
Newsletter

Happy UN Sustainable Gastronomy Day! (June newsletter)

In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly designated 18 June as an international observance: Sustainable Gastronomy Day. The UN’s website explains “the decision acknowledges gastronomy as a cultural expression related to the natural and cultural diversity of the world. As the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding across the globe, sustainable gastronomy – celebrating seasonal ingredients and producers, preserving wildlife […]


by admin • June 28, 2021
Agriculture First Nations Gastronomy

Guest post: It’s time to bring a new intentionality to eating

Imagine that we could eat to literally shape the environment around us, to deliver a different landscape, a new (and ancient) ecology. Imagine that it’s delicious and adventurous, that it brings new meaning and connection to our lives…


by Our Team • May 21, 2021

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