DAYTRIP ANNOUNCEMENT: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, Saturday 17th October

WHEN: Saturday 17th October. Departing 7.22am train from Birregurra. Returning 7pm train.
HOW MUCH: Ticket price only (Proof of Concession is required for entry/attendance) then pay as you go for train and lunch.

Exhibition ticket prices are:
  • NGV Member Adult $21
  • Adult $26
  • Concession $22.50
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To register, fill out the registration form and drop off with payment to Judy Goddard (4 Birregurra Yoedene Rd, Birregurra).

For further information, email



Spectacular works from art masters including Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian are going on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in the latest exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great.

Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, the Hermitage is among the largest and oldest museums in the world and is regarded as having one of the world’s biggest and finest collections of paintings.
The works featured in the exhibition were personally collected by Catherine the Great during her 34-year reign – a period renowned as a Golden Age for the Russian empire.

The NGV has recreated the sweeping halls and rich furnishings of the acclaimed museum, transporting visitors into the world of the Hermitage.

For information on the exhibition, and associated programs for visitors of all ages, go to 

Daytrip Announcement: Archibald Prize at Ballarat Gallery, Sat 7th Nov 2015

When: Saturday 7th November 2015
Time: Leaving Birregurra General Store at 9am.
Cost: TBA - Likely $15 plus gallery entry
Contact or phone Judy on 5236 2647
The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia's favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it's a who's who of Australian culture - from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has been thrilling art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia's most prominent artists including Nora Heysen, William Dobell, Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Tim Storrier and Fiona Lowry. 

The Art Galleryof Ballarat is proud to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2015 Archibald Prize, which is a touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Artist:Nigel MilsomTitle
Judo house pt 6 (the white bird)
Medium: oil on linen
Winner, 2015 ARCHIBALD PRIZE, © the artist, © AGNSW, Mim Sterling 
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