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How an old Masonic temple kickstarted the renewal of Ballarat

October 13th, 2015

Episode 990 of 1612 episodes

In January this year, Tara Poole and her husband bought a 140 year-old Masonic temple in Ballarat, sold their mid-life crisis Audi and moved to the regional city North-West of Melbourne to open a creative space and art gallery. How has Ballarat responded to two blow-ins setting up shop and starting a conversation about the self-inflicted isolation of regional cities and what local identity means? And how do you make a commercial art gallery and creative space work in regional Australia?

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