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ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT AT THE EUREKA CENTRE

PETER SOLNESS

The Eureka Centre, on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade, explores the cultural impact of the gold rush and tells the stories of the men and women who risked their lives in the fight for miners’ rights.  The Centre is the current home of the Flag of the Southern Cross (The Eureka Flag) which has been part of the Art Gallery of Ballarat collection since 1896. Within its overall presentation of the Eureka story, the Centre features a small exhibition space devoted to presenting Eureka-related work from the Art Gallery of Ballarat collection.

Currently on show at the Eureka Centre is The flag of the Southern Cross: An icon, a selection of photographs by Peter Solness. In 2003 and 2004, Solness produced a series of photographs documenting the commemoration of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat and the many ways in which the icon of the Eureka flag has become a symbol through clothing, tattoos and its use as a political symbol by organisations including trade unions and bikie gangs. The photographs were bought for the Art Gallery of Ballarat prior to the Eureka 150 celebrations in 2004.

Peter Solness is a multi-award winning photographer, artist, educator and writer. He runs regular workshops and presentations at institutions and festivals.

EXHIBITION DATES
& OPENING HOURS

18 November 2019–9 March 2020


THE EUREKA CENTRE

Centre open daily, 10 am–5 pm 
Café open daily: 10 am–3.30 pm

Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350

COST

Entry: Adult $6, Concession $4, Family Pass $18. City of Ballarat residents and Art Gallery of Ballarat members are free on provision of photo ID.

Guided tours (10+) and school groups by arrangement. 

For more information contact: 03 5333 0333 or eurekainfo@ballarat.vic.gov.au 

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