WHO            Paul Blizzard

WHAT           Stretching Exhibition

WHEN           Opening Friday, 20 June 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 19 July

WHERE          Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

Please join us for Stretching! Bronze sculpture work by Paul Blizzard!!

This is a MUST ATTEND event!!! Paul has some amazing work and we look forward to having him in at Fairbanks Eye Gallery for yet another fantastic opening!!

Exhibition Opens 6pm Friday 20th June! the exhibition will run through to 1pm Saturday 19th July.

Drinks and nibbles available throughout the evening.

For a sneak peak check out Paul’s website for photos and further details on his work.

Also check this link for event updates!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the opening

Sneak Peak

Mark Collins – Recent Works

Opening: 6pm – 8pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

Dates: 3 – 31 May 2014



WHO               Phil Matthews

WHAT             Retrospective Exhibition

WHEN             Opening Friday, 4 October 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 1 November

WHERE           Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat
Fairbanks Eye Gallery would like to invite you to Retrospective, the latest work from artist Phil Matthews.

Retrospective opens @ 6.00pm, Friday 4 October 2013 and runs to 1 November 2013 inclusive.

Phil Matthews
This exhibition encompasses Phil’s early paintings through to recent prints and mixed-media works which probe his personal, psychological responses. He merges tonal – symbolic colour, meticulous mark making and dreamlike scenarios with personalized semiotic objectives and figurative gesture.

These works map out interpersonal histories and psychologies. There is a key theme of rupture and connection. Nature verses conflicting elements of environs and occupiers. Phil continues to develop unique works of dedicated quality which encapsulate personal observations and interpretations with a modicum of dark humor.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening and feel free to bring friends.


Preview: 6.00pm Friday June 7 2013

8 June 2013 – 5 July 2013



Art/Work: Making Ballarat A Creative City


WHO               Andrew Brisbane, Julie Collins, Jonathon Harris, Daniel

Henderson, Anne Holloway, Bill Hutcheson, Deborah Klein,

Kiri Smart

WHAT             Art/Work    A group exhibition of work by eight artists whose

day jobs involve the City of Ballarat

WHEN                         Opening Friday, 7 June 6 – 8pm    Continuing through 5 July

WHERE            Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

By day a mild-mannered City of Ballarat employee:  working with community members, supporting and implementing the many activities of our fair city – but by night a creative dynamo:  writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, filming, singing, dancing, composing, photographing, performing, printing…

Most artists have day jobs, and for those participating in Art/Work, that day job involves customer service and community consultation. Eight Council workers – ranging from Unit Managers to Program Coordinators to Service Staff – have come together for this inaugural survey of the talent hidden behind the ubiquitous Council swipe card. Each draws from a different arts discipline, each has an intriguing story to tell about the professional evolution that brought them to Ballarat, and all enjoy a diverse creative life in their off-hours.

Art/Work is where those staffers put their bone fides on the table, demonstrating the inspiration that feeds the work that is shaping Ballarat as a truly 21st Century Creative City.  As eclectic as its participants, the resulting Art/Work includes paintings, performance video, photography, cartooning, publishing, sculpture, and dimensional illustration. And this show is but the tip of the iceberg that is the talent and innovative thinking at work in Ballarat.

“From North to South” – Tamara Bekier.

4 May 2013 to 31 May 2013

Tamara Bekier

Born in Russia, her odyssey began during the Second World War when she was taken to Germany and confronted with experiences no child should have to witness. During this time she was subjected to medical experiments, cold, hunger and unimaginable degradation. The humiliation of that time has left its legacy and Tamara’s need to paint instinctively about the displaced, the dispossessed and the plight of women. More often than not her inspiration is drawn from a memory of fear, human endurance and, above all, human kindness.

An accomplished, mature artist, Tamara has held exhibitions extensively throughout Australia, has been recognised by peers through numerous art awards, and has her work represented in private collections all over the world.

‘The circle of my life is closing fast. I feel that my recent works, finally, reflect my long and tumultuous journey.’

“Unique Visions” – Polish posters.

5 April 2013 to 26 April 2013.

Polish film, theatre and exhibition posters from the 1970s to the 90s

All posters are original and for sale at from $35 to $95..

Fairbanks Eye Gallery will showcase a large number of extraordinary original posters from the world-famous ‘Polish School of the Poster’. The posters are the work of more than twenty renowned artists including Lenica, Majewski, Mlodozeniec, Pagowski, Rosocha, Swierzy, Sawka, Stasys, Sadowski, Starowieyski and Walkuski.

Next Exhibition:

“Look out” – drawings by Geoff Todd. 6.00pm Friday February 1 – 23 2013.  All welcome
































Geoff at work.




A recent ABC television interview with Geoff Todd:


Exhibition: South Street Art Studio 6.00pm Sat December 1 – 21 2012. Everyone welcome.

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