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Puppet love

Bendigo’s much-loved children’s storyteller Narelle Stone hands us a backstage pass to her amazing collection of characters.


G’day Peter

Settled amongst the hills of Heathcote, Aussie artist and satirist Peter Russell-Clarke reflects on a life that is as unique and full of interest as his art.


Make a statement

Want to stand out from the crowd? Contrasting finishes and distinctive shapes can be brought together to make a striking combination for any room in any home.


Finding balance

Tony White looks at his role as frontman of Fountaineer as a creative outlet, something that fits in between family and work. It’s an outlet driven by a love of stories that shows in his music, and his ultimate career goal — working at the Bendigo Library.


Natural progression

Artist Natalie Ryan grew up in country Victoria, and while she has lived in some of the busiest cities, designing for large textile corporations, her return to Colbinabbin has seen her reconnect with her love of nature and inspired her to establish Meander Art.


Timely Innovation

David and Martin Ruffell take their passion for quality watches a step further, launching their own line Mr Wolfe.


Made with love

For more than 10 years, Sonia Brit has been celebrating beautifully made items and supporting creative locals. She’s just upped the ante with her latest project —‘Made For You’ — a wonderful initiative that looks to take her philosophy of community artistry and expand it even further into the community.


Head Above The Rest

Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, Clara Bow, Gene Kelly … While costume designer Edith Head has worked with the biggest names in Hollywood, her extensive portfolio of designs makes her a star in her own right. Bendigo Art Gallery will host a selection of these in its latest exhibition, The Costume Designer: Edith and Hollywood.


Cool knights

There’s nothing like donning medieval garb and waving a sword to relieve the pressures of daily life as members of Bendigo’s Swordcraft crew explain.