Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat
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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life was an exhibition and program of events held at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute
Between January and April 2019 the BMI hosted Talking Shop: a world of Peters Icecream cones, milk bars, vintage advertising, historic photographs and ephemera, and contemporary photographs and creative responses exploring Ballarat's shops and businesses.
Community events invited the community to contribute their images and memories to the BMI collection, and engage in creative activities.
This exhibition was curated by Amy Tsilemanis at the BMI who worked with artists Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling and Margie Balazic, collector John Kerr and Ballarat businesses, council, and schools to create a 'generative' exhibition where material and collaborations could grow.