Rodeo a hit

Yarra Valley Rodeo organiser, Jody Wilson, has proclaimed this years event as the best one ever, with a crowd estimated around 4500. “It gets better and better each year and we are seeing a lot more people coming out from Melbourne,” she said. “The grandstand and ringside seating was completely sold out and it was […]

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Norm needs you

In 2015, Norm Orr from Launching Place, was watching the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal on TV and in the list of country towns saw Warburton’s contribution shown as $0. This pained him so much that he set about launching his own fundraiser, the Triple-100 Bike Ride, which has now raised more than $30,000 […]

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Leading the way

Ian Burrows, the 2019 Ambassador for the Eastern 80, was born at Lilydale and grew up in Launching Place, although he spent a large amount of his pre-teen years at the Royal Children’s Hospital. “I am very proud to be the face of the ride,” he said. “It has been a phenomenal effort by Norm […]

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New art at Yering

Yering Station has been displaying artworks in its gallery since 1999 and each year gives around 10 artists the opportunity to showcase their work in the stunning surrounds of the winery and tasting rooms. Gallery director, Dr Ewen Jarvis said, “We are committed to exhibiting the work of both established and emerging Australian artists and […]

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Horizons opening at the Memo

‘Horizons’ is a new exhibition by Silvan artist, Tania Chanter, that is opening at The Memorial Hall in Healesville on Friday 1 February at 7pm. This is her first solo exhibition and comes just over a year since she first began her career as a painter. As she told The Mail last year, her first […]

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Reptiles come alive

Opening in January at Hearth Gallery is an exhibition by Healesville aboriginal artist, Graham Patterson. Hearth Galleries Creative Director, Chris Joy said, “His works are vibrant shades of ochre depicting predominantly reptiles. “His style is often powerfully geometric with the reptiles often overlaid on one another or entwined. His work makes a significant statement about […]

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