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Exploring our region’s creativity and innovation in the face of global challenges through our stories

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
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

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

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

Welcome to our May newsletter

We hope you are enjoying the last of the glorious Autumn sunshine and feeling prepared for the darker Winter months ahead. There is lots of great news below from our city and region of gastronomy – and plenty to look forward to as we enter the months of frosts and fires and hearty Winter food. […]

by admin • May 13, 2021

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