Community Creative: Fabiana Grimaldi

Fabiana Grimaldi is a passionate dancer, choreographer and teacher, specialising in Afro-Brazilian and Brazil folkloric dance. Residing in the City of Whittlesea, Fabiana explores the personal, social and cultural benefits of dance, sharing her wisdom and practice across Melbourne's diverse communities. Growing up in Brazil's Northeast, Fabiana studied classical, contemporary and Afro-Brazilian dance styles. At…
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Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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#Bookface?

What is Bookface? It is the trick of lining up a  book cover with a part of a persons face or body, or with an object, or a place. The objective is to make it seem like the book cover and subject are one. How is it done? Generally you need 3 people; the model…
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Calling artists, writers, crafters and creators!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is calling for entries to new social media project Community Creatives. Local artists, writers and creators will be featured on the YPRL website and social media pages, highlighting the diverse creative practices within our communities, including links to upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities. So... tell us about yourself or your group! Promote…
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Book Launch: Migration stories from Banyule

MIGRATION-Stories from Banyule reveals fourteen personal journeys of migration by and about people originally from the Aeolian islands, England, the Greek islands, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Poland who came to Australia by ship, disembarked at Port Melbourne, and now call Australia Home.  Watsonia Library is pleased to host the launch of this publication as part…
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The Corner Store

The Corner Store is becoming a thing of the past, but memories from residents of Eltham will be invoked with a painting recently hung at Eltham Library.  The Corner Store by Ted Dalton was painted in oil about 1980 and has been identified as  the view of the old Burgoyne store looking south-east across Main…
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Walter Withers in Eltham

The next meeting of the Eltham District Historical Society will be Wednesday 14th June 8.00pm at the Eltham Senior Citizens Centre. Guest speaker will be Andrew Mackenzie OAM, Art Historian, Lecturer, Heritage Consultant, Archivist and Author of many books including the life of Walter Withers (1854-1914).  At this meeting Andrew will talk about Walter Withers…
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Arthur Streeton’s Golden Summer, Eaglemont

April 8, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Heidelberg School Artist Sir Arthur Streeton.  Australia Post are acknowledging the milestone by releasing an image of the painting ”Golden Summer, Eaglemont” on a stamp. Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Condor lived and painted together at “Eaglemont” an old wooden house “standing in…
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Letters from World War One come to Yarra Plenty Regional Library

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings. Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s…
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