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Impressions of a French Town -Linocuts Exhibition by Bob Stone
Until mid April 2015 Exhibition on display at Portland Bay Press, 21 Julia Street, Portland.
All welcome. For further information ph: 0405 252 177.
Dahlia Art Exhibition
Until 24th April 2015 Portland Library
For this exhibition, the community was invited to create artworks featuring this iconic flower which is beautifully showcased each year at the Portland Dahlia and Rose Festival. Open Monday - Thursday 10:00am-5:30pm, Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Until 5 July, Portland History House, Cliff Street Portland
In recent years a large collection of celebratory, souvenir and sporting trophy glasses from locations across Glenelg Shire has been added to the Cultural Collection. This display brings them together for the first time in an exhibition that recognises the schools, churches, sporting clubs, communities and community organisations who have produced souvenir ware to celebrate their respective special events. The glasses date from the 1970s to the present, and the variety in design shows the changing styles of glassware over a period of time.
Open daily 10am – 12noon, 1pm – 4pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Admission fee applies
Home Sweet Home
Until 31 July 2015 Casterton Customer Service Centre, 67 Henty Street, Casterton
Casterton and District Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. The society is custodian to a fascinating collection of objects connected to the region. The collection is housed at the old Casterton Railway Station and is open to the public by appointment. The society also has a research and family history section at the Casterton Visitor information Centre. This exhibition brings together a selection of domestic items and imagery from their collection including kitchen, parlour and personal items, and photographs of some of Casterton’s pioneering families.
Open weekdays 9am – 5pm (except public holidays).
LOOKING BACK 1984/85
Until 22nd January 2016 Foyer of the Glenelg Shire Council Portland Office
This display looks at the 1984 Portland 150th celebrations and the 1985 royal visit and city proclamation. In November 1984 Portland kicked off a yearlong celebration for the town’s 150th anniversary commemorating the arrival of Edward Henty and the establishment of Victoria’s first permanent European settlement. The year of celebration was capped off with visit from HRH Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales in October 1985 and the proclamation of Portland as a City.