• Tommy Bugg to notch up 50 in GWS Giants opener against St Kilda

    Defender Tommy Bugg will become the 10th player to celebrate 50 appearances for GWS – and mark his 22nd birthday – when the Giants start their season against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
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    Bugg was named in a final 22 coach Leon Cameron described as “really really hard” to pick after a swathe of players made the most of the extended pre-season and competed strongly for starting spots.

    High profile recruits Ryan Griffen and Joel Patfull will debut for the club, with Patfull likely to spend most of his time in a crucial contest with Saints captain Nick Riewoldt.

    Tom Scully has been named despite an abbreviated pre-season challenge campaign after he injured an ankle in training in February.

    Re-signed duo Jeremy Cameron and Devon Smith will start down the ground, while Phil Davis will form part of the Giants’ most experienced defence yet, alongside Heath Shaw and Patfull. Exciting forward Cam McCarthy will start from the interchange.

    Bugg – who signed with the Giants as an 17-year-old access selection in 2010 – has earned the coach’s respect as a player who “just gets everything out of himself”.

    “Whether it be wing, whether it be back, whether it be playing a negating role, he’s one of those players that just loves to play hard and loves to play the full 120 minutes. He’s really competitive,” Cameron told Giants TV.

    “It’s fantastic to see him reach that milestone and hopefully we can celebrate with a win on Sunday.”

    Bugg was the sixth player named on the Giants’ list when the club was established. He said it had been “a pretty special journey”.

    “To say I’ve been here from the start with a few other boys, to share those kind of memories and this journey so I’ve really appreciated the time that I’ve had so far,” he said.

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  • Adult mentors wanted for youth program

    Isobella Morton, Emily Smith and Verenaisi Ratugole from Moruya High School. FAR South Coast high school students are calling on motivated adult mentors to join them in the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program.
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    The new program aims to encourage students in years 8 and 9 to participate in their community by creating a civic project of their design and choice.

    Youth Frontiers also aims to strengthen teamwork, communication, leadership and decision making skills in young people.

    The results of the student’s civic projects will be displayed at a celebratory event in October.

    Project officer Amy Kovacs said 18 students from schools across the Far South Coast had already signed up to the program.

    “The response has been beyond our expectation,” she said.

    “These students are willing to make a real difference in their local community, while picking up valuable life skills and knowledge that can link them with further education and employment outcomes.”

    Ms Kovacs said they were looking to recruit, train and support 18 adults who are willing to volunteer to support a student on their project.

    “Six volunteerswho are interested, or involved in, youth mental health, sporting engagement, empowerment of young women, community harmony and/or the Centenary of ANZACare needed in Moruya,” she said.

    “We also need fourvolunteers in Batemans Bay who are interested in sporting engagement and youth mental health.”

    Adult mentors will be required to commit to weekly support and guidance of a student, with some of the mentoring time occurring at the student’s school.

    “The overall voluntary commitment will be at least 30 hours over a six month period,” Ms Kovacs said.

    “Interested adults aged over 18 years will need to complete a 100 point ID and working with children check, supply references, attend an interview and a one day mentor training course in May prior to being admitted to the program.”

    To find out more about how to become a mentor, contact Amy Kovacs or Steve Picton at South Coast Workplace Learning on 4474 5134 or visit 梧桐夜网scwl.org419论坛.

    Applications close April 17, 2015.

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  • Fears WA paedophile will reoffend in New Zealand

    A convicted paedophile has been deported from WA to New Zealand.The Department of Immigration has confirmed a convicted paedophile has been deported from Western Australia to New Zealand sparking fears he will be free to attack more children.
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    After 18 months in jail the 67-year-old man was released from Casuarina Prison last week into the custody of immigration officials. He was due to be deported to New Zealand on Friday night.

    On Saturday morning, WAtoday received a statement from the Department of Immigration saying the Department “could confirm that this person has been removed from Australia to New Zealand”.

    His family are concerned that the WA parole conditions, which would apply to the man if he had been allowed to stay here, will effectively become redundant now that he is living abroad.

    Speaking to 6PR Radio’s mornings host Gary Adshead on Thursday, the man’s daughter, known as “Cindy” said she held grave concerns for children in New Zealand and feared her paedophile father would reoffend if not properly supervised by police.

    The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his victim, was sentenced to three years in jail in August 2013 after a District Court judge found him guilty of three charges of indecently dealing with his 10-year-old granddaughter in 2012.

    The three incidents spanned one day when the girl’s mother was ill and she was in her grandfather’s care.

    In sentencing, District Court Judge Simon Stone told the offender: “Your conduct towards (your victim) could only be described as reprehensible.  It impacted upon her and destroyed your family.  In effect, you stole her innocence as a child.”

    Judge Stone ordered the man be made a reportable sex offender, meaning his particulars are listed on the Australian National Child Offender Register.

    Under the terms of his WA parole conditions the man was to have no contact with children and no computer access. He was to have reported regularly to police, undergone random alcohol and drug testing, be subjected to ANCOR monitoring and was banned from contacting his victim.

    But Cindy told 6PR she called NZ Police on March 20 to check the parole conditions and they told her they had no idea that he was being deported.

    “I will be forever grateful to the Australian Government for deporting him but we were assured that the strict parole conditions he would be on here in WA would definitely be the same ones placed on him in New Zealand,” she said.

    Cindy said the family had suspected the sexual abuse of her niece since April 2010, but an investigation by the Department of Community Protection had stalled because the young girl did not disclose the offences to case workers.

    “Up until then he had been a really great dad and we trusted him 100 per cent,” she said.

    “I’m an adult survivor of child sexual abuse myself and just to hear that from him that this had been going on with my niece, his own granddaughter, for years and years and years…

    “The judge said he found that he had been abusing her since she was six years old. As a family, we believe it was many, many years before that.

    “I have no doubt whatsoever that he will reoffend.”

    Cindy said her father had admitted to certain aspects of his offending to her and her mother, which they relayed to their GP who made a mandatory report to the Department of Community Protection in 2010.

    But when Cindy’s then eight-year-old niece did not disclose the offending to DCP officers, the case stalled and was not followed up.

    Believing her father was innocent, Cindy’s sister allowed him to move into their home with her children, when the abuse he was later convicted of occurred. The girls’ mother made a report to police in 2012 when her daughter confided in her that the abuse had been occurring.

    During sentencing, defence lawyer Simon Freitag told the court the matter of monitoring of his client upon his return to New Zealand was a matter for ANCOR authorities to arrange.

    “Ultimately when he is released into the community, as he must be at some point, he will endeavour to return to New Zealand where he has some support and I think your Honour is aware of that through the psychological report,” Mr Freitag told the WA District Court on August 1, 2013.

    “And that may also allay some of your Honour’s concerns about contact with his daughters and with the grandchildren because he intends to be elsewhere for the remainder of his life.

    “I am not aware of what the New Zealand legislation is, your Honour, that will be a matter, I think, for ANCOR to arrange.  I assume, without knowing, that there would be an equivalent body of some type in New Zealand.” Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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  • Mumford and sums: why Buddy’s sidestep suited the Greater Western Sydney Giants

    Callan Ward was waking up on holiday in Vietnam when his girlfriend told him the breaking news from back home.
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    “I didn’t really believe her until I read the article,” the GWS Giants co-captain says. “I was a bit shocked, to be honest. When I heard he was going to the Swans, I didn’t really know what to think.”

    He, of course, was Lance Franklin who, after 182 games, two premierships, two Coleman medals and four All-Australian seasons with Hawthorn was expected to sign with Greater Western Sydney, a coup to exceed even the shock cross-code signing by the Giants of Israel Folau in late 2010.

    Instead, Franklin, then 26, dropped a bombshell on the last day of September 2013 by announcing he was to accept an extraordinary $10 million, nine-year offer from the Swans.

    “I wasn’t sure he was coming but everything I’d heard suggested he was coming to the Giants,” Ward says.

    “It was a surprise at the time when it didn’t happen. But after a while, when I thought about it, I thought, ‘Yes, we’ve missed out. But we’ve also gained because he’ll be in Sydney and he’ll help grow the game’.”

    Ward’s conclusion might seem very much a glass-half-full viewpoint. The Giants had promised $7 million over six years and thought they had their man.

    They had planned, calculated and enticed only to have the carpet yanked from under them. Yet, as time passed, the benefits of the league’s youngest club missing the game’s biggest target became clear.

    Without paying a cent, the Giants would benefit for years to come from Franklin’s presence in Sydney.

    The tug-of-war over his signature also genuinely sparked the cross-town rivalry and spurred the Giants to their historic win over the Swans in Franklin’s first match in red and white.

    More practically, the Giants’ front office was put to the test, acting fast and smart to fill the void left by Franklin’s non-arrival.

    “He’s a super player and we were disappointed not to land him,” coach Leon Cameron says.

    “But the way I look at it is, you’ve got to try to do things at your footy club and not everything is going to work. How you respond to the things that you don’t achieve is really important.

    “When one door closes it’s up to you to make sure the next one that opens is the right door. We feel as though the door that opened was the right one.”

    Within days, earlier negotiations with Shane Mumford culminated in the Swans’ premier ruckman heading west.

    Experienced defender Josh Hunt became available and was snapped up, as was Collingwood’s Heath Shaw. Mumford won the club’s best and fairest and joined Shaw in the leadership group.

    Further down the line, Cameron says, Franklin’s absence meant more opportunity for Adam Tomlinson, who the experts are tipping for big things in 2015.

    Same, too, with Cam McCarthy and James Stewart, who have each impressed this pre-season. Further machinations resulted in the arrivals of Ryan Griffen from the Bulldogs and Joel Patfull from Brisbane.

    “The key for us was that, as soon as Franklin’s desire to join the Swans revealed itself, we just had to move quickly,” Giants boss David Matthews says.

    “The way it worked out was that it helped us get right back to our core needs, which at the time was to find an experienced ruckman, which became Mumford.

    “We needed more experience in defense, which was Shaw and Hunt and now Patfull. Key forwards was something we’d always been reasonably comfortable with. So I look at it as the sum of the parts. At the end of it all, were we pleased with who we got? Absolutely.”

    In the aftermath of those trying days, the Giants’ line was that Franklin was the best credentialled high-profile free agent available and it would have been a mistake to not pursue him.

    The club wanted a household name to boost interest. But the way forward now is more sustainable, to use experienced recruits to help develop precocious existing talent.

    “It would have changed the dynamic here, for sure,” Ward says, had Franklin arrived.

    “With Izzy, we knew that when he came to the Giants it would cause plenty of media interest and hopefully grow the game in Sydney. I think the plan was for Buddy to have a similar sort of effect.

    “But I think just having him in Sydney, at the Swans, has been the best result for us. The guys who’ve joined our club in the past couple of years have shown great leadership.

    “They’ve won best and fairests, they’re terrific players. The way they train and set the example for the younger players – and for guys like myself as well – has been so important for us.

    “Buddy is a star, probably the best player in the game and would have added a lot. But not having him has allowed other guys to have opportunities and we’re pretty happy with that.”  

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  • So this is Easter: Melbourne faces off at anti-Islam rally as police on horseback hold factions apart

    Rally against racism protesters clash with Reclaim Australia protestors at Federation Square. Photo: Chris Hopkins Protesters clash with Reclaim Australia protesters at Federation Square under a huge police presence. Photo: Chris Hopkins
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    Police stand guard at Federation Square as warring protest groups clash. Photo: Chris Hopkins

    Hundreds of people  washed spit from their faces on Saturday evening after an ugly stand-off at Federation Square between supporters of Reclaim Australia, an anti-Islamic movement, and No Room For Racism, a coalition of trade union, community and left-wing groups.

    It’s been reported that these were competing rallies. Those reports are wrong. What occurred at Federation Square was trench warfare — with police on horseback holding the armies apart.

    Because the police had been quick to isolate the core Reclaimer group on the forecourt of the SBS building, hundreds of late-comers were left to mingle with the No Roomers. Mingling often meant one-on-one screaming matches that occasionally broke out into pushing and shoving. Now and then a stray punch or two was thrown.

    A Federation Square spokesman estimated 3000 people — many carrying many placards, some of them droll: “You keep your Burqua, I’ll keep my clitoris” — went at it noisily for more than three hours.

    Organiser Mel Gregson said No Room for Racism was formed with the express purpose of shutting down the 16 rallies across Australia planned by Reclaim Australia. The Reclaimers, on their facebook page, describe their mission as “We as patriotic Australians need to stand together to stop halal tax, sharia law & islamisation.”

    Betweeen noon and 3pm, The Sunday Age witnessed a prolonged venting of frustrations, half-baked ideas and outright hatred. In the end, it wasn’t Muslims being hated, though — it was the white people from each side incensed by the position and taunting of the other.

    A young woman taking on two heavyset middle-aged men — one of them with a shaved tattooed head — shrieking, “It’s not Islam, it’s the partriarchy!”

    The men, visibly shaking with rage, let fly with their fears of the country being taken over and their taxes funding terrorism (via dole payments).

    It ended with the young woman screaming: “I’ve just been pushed by a white man.”

    After vainly trying to gather witnesses and get the police attention, she linked arms with a wall of No Roomers that had formed in front of the police lines to keep outlying Reclaimers from joining the main group.

    Two middle-aged women, both wrapped in the Austraiian flag, both insisting they weren’t racists – “just concerned ” – were assailed by a scrawny young woman who called them c—s at least as dozen times.

    In fact the prevailing, relentlessly megaphoned message from the No Roomers to the Reclaimers was “f— off.”

    One middle-aged man, a Reclaimer, was wearing a face-mask of the sort favoured by IS combatants. How come? “I don’t want any retribution from the Muslims.” He believed terrorists would come for him because he’d attended the protest.

    Sitting cheerily in the middle of the chaos, literally dancing in their seats, were Emily, 28, and Melissa, 32, from Brunswick. They’d brought an amplifier and iPod and were playing upbeat songs of togetherness, including the Warumpi Bands’s White Fella, Black Fella. Their placard read: “We’d rather listen to our music than your racist comments.”

    Said Melissa: “We just want to live in a country that accepts diversity.”

    About 2pm, four Muslims fellows arrived wearing T-shirts that proclaimed their religion a peaceful enterprise. Waseemra Razui explained: “We’ve come to tell people that this is all a big misunderstanding.”

    Two men and a woman were arrested during the protests.

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  • Agents wary of vendors’ great expectations

    This pretty brick home at 7 Nevern Court, Mill Park, was one of 11 homes to be auctioned in metro Melbourne on a low-key weekend. Photo: Supplied MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 04: Agent and auctioneer Andrew Mizzi of Ray White Real Estate in action during the auction for the property at 7 Nevern Court in Mill Park on April 4, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Fairfax Media) Photo: Darrian Traynor
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    Tap here for Saturday’s auction results.

    Tap here for the Market Snapshot.

    Melbourne’s strengthening residential property market will face a series of challenges in April and May.

    Some real estate agents predict the current bounce in auction clearances, which has defied expectations, could evaporate if buyers baulk at paying excessive reserve prices.

    Vendors in some suburbs could also be disappointed by relatively low levels of house price growth, despite a weekend clearance rate nudging 80 per cent over the past month.

    At the start of the year analysts said macroeconomic factors – including a high jobless rate, Victoria’s declining manufacturing sector and record-low levels of wages growth – would curtail housing market growth.

    But that hasn’t happened. Low interest rates, the setting of “fair” reserve prices by most vendors and high levels of migration to Melbourne have proved more critical in shaping the market than broader economic factors.

    But how long reasonable reserves will remain a market constant is anyone’s guess.

    Marshall White director John Bongiorno said high reserves were more likely to quell sales activity than external factors.

    There were signs vendors were hiking up reserves, he said

    “If vendors start to get ahead of themselves and get a little bit greedy, buyers will just shirk the prices,” Mr Bongiorno said.

    But Jellis Craig director Craig Shearn said some high reserves were being met and exceeded at auctions.

    “It is still important to set your reserve realistically but in a lot of cases in the past few weeks when a reserve has been seen as high, the market has taken care of it,” he said.

    Auction clearance rates have moved up 10 percentage points to about 80 per cent since October. Historically, increases in the clearance rate lead to growth in property values.

    Domain Group senior economist Andrew Wilson said the improved clearances were expected to lead to 8 per cent growth in Melbourne’s median house price this year, up from the 4 per cent growth rate originally forecast for Melbourne.

    “There will be double-figure growth in the eastern suburbs,” he said.

    However, Dr Wilson said there wouldn’t be a repeat of the 2009-10 boom, when Melbourne prices surged by 30 per cent. This was because the capacity for price growth was weak due to Victoria’s underperforming economy.

    Listing numbers, which were soft at the start of the year, are also now pulling ahead of 2014’s auction bookings.

    This will give buyers choice and up the pressure on sellers.

    Yet a move by the Reserve Bank board, which meets on Tuesday, to cut interest rates again would certainly boost confidence levels.

    Only 11 metropolitan auctions were held on Saturday. Listings will ramp up next weekend when 546 auctions are scheduled.

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  • Zebras go on goal spree in Bendigo

    INTENSE: Bendigo City’s George McHeileh (7) takes on a Moreland Zebras opponent in the National Premier League 1 match. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY
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    BENDIGO City was on the end of a four-goal drubbing as Moreland Zebras galloped to an emphatic victory in the National Premier League One soccer match at Epsom-Huntly Reserve on Easter Saturday.

    The Zebras’ goal spree began when Josh McMonagle-Ihasz was on target.

    Just a few minutes later and it was two-nil when Joel Nikolic capped off excellent teamwork through midfield and near goal.

    While Moreland’s passing and attacking play was crisp and precise, Bendigo City continually turned the ball over in midfield.

    Desperate to cut the deficit, Bendigo upped its play, but too often strikes were a long way from goal.

    Three minutes into the second half and the Zebras struck again when Danny Charalambous ran onto a fine pass and chipped the ball into the net.

    It all looked too easy when Moreland went forward again, but the shot slammed into the keeper and away.

    From the ensuing corner kick it was Charalambous who leapt above the defence to head the Zebras’ fourth goal.

    A Moreland line-up that included Steve Martin, last season’s coach of FC Bendigo reigned supreme.

    Bendigo City coach Greg Thomas said the performance was “extremely disappointing” in the club’s second home game.

    “Turning the ball over continually put the defence under extreme pressure.

    “Because we didn’t control the ball well enough or for long enough it meant Moreland was able to do plenty of attacking.”

    On a day where few positives could be found, Thomas said Bendigo City did bounce back from a demoralising loss at Ballarat to win the next round.

    “It doesn’t get any easier,” he said of next Saturday’s home game against Melbourne Victory.

    The day’s play at Epsom-Huntly kicked off with a one-all draw in the under-20s match between Bendigo City and the ladder-leading Moreland Zebras.

    The Nathan Claridge-coached Bendigo hit the front when Daniel Purdy was on target from the penalty spot just before half-time.

    The Zebras equalised with about 15 minutes to go in a top contest.

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  • WDFNL: Lions outclass BombersPhotos

    New South Rovers coach Nathan Isles addresses his charges at quarter-time at Walter Oval. The Lions defeated East Warrnambool.THE Nathan Isles era at Warrnambool and District league club South Rovers has started with a dominant win against East Warrnambool.
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    The Lions were untroubled throughout in posting the 16.18 (114) to 4.6 (30) triumph in front of a healthy crowd at Walter Oval today.

    Returned forward Mark Murphy kicked seven goals and was best-afield to half-time, but the match became a competitive scrap after the long break.

    Captain Julian Claridge, recruit Harry Ponting, ruckman Tom Bowman and teenager Josh Bell were also among the hosts’ best players.

    East Warrnambool onballers Chris Edwards and Blake Rudland-Castles led the way for the Bombers, as they did for much of last season.

    WDFNL: Lions outclass Bombers | Photos WDNFL Round 1: Allansford V Panmure. Pictures: ROB GUNSTONE

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    WDFNL Round 1: South Rovers v East Warrnambool. Pictures: ROB GUNSTONE

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  • Rare return to city for fanatics

    COLLECTOR’S ITEM: Doug Fulford and his 1915 Studebaker Tourer, which is decorated with ribbon to celebrate its 100th birthday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
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    YOU’VE probably seen Doug Fulford’s 1915 Studebaker in screen hitsTheGreat Gatsby or Anzac Girls.

    He said it was the kind of car that rolled off the factory line as a testament to quality – not quantity.

    The nowdefuncticon of American industry gained a new lease of life on Saturday, asmore than 80Studebakers returned to Waggafor the first time since 1977.

    Rare return to city for fanatics Martin Tomich, 15, with his father Vinko at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Brian Greenall at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Ian Mackellar at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Shirley and Colin Green at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Ace Romano-Horrocks, 5, at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Chris Priestly at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

    Steve Waddell at the Studebaker car show at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

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  • Easter Rocks: Photos

    Easter Rocks: Photos Easter Blues, Rock & Red Festival.Picture: PETER WEAVING
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    Caroline Aujard with the Funk Junkies.Picture: PETER WEAVING

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    Caroline Aujard with the Funk Junkies.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Sharyn McKitterick, Pauline Slavin and Andrew Tingley.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Bryson and Antony Interlandi and Andi Boyce.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Alex and Melissa Day and Alli Watts.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Gabby, Grace and Lara Knight.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Easter Blues, Rock & Red Festival.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Easter Blues, Rock & Red Festival.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Keera and Luke Tavelli.Picture: PETER WEAVING

    Paper plane flyers.Picture: PETER WEAVING

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  • Wet weekend rains on Buddha’s party: photos

    Wet weekend rains on Buddha’s party: photos The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI
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    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

    The Nan Tien Temple celebrated Buddha’s birthday on Saturday. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

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  • Ballarat art lovers to be taken on a visual journey

    Artists Jackie Gorring and David Mellows at the launch of the Journeys exhibition on Saturday. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCEBALLARAT art enthusiasts were taken on a visual journey on Saturday.
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    Painter David Mellows and sculptor Jackie Gorring launched their new collaborative exhibition Journeys at the Backspace Gallery.

    The exhibition in the Alfred Deakin Place gallery will showcase the pair’s 19 paintings and 12 sculptures until April 19.

    Journeys embraces the literal and symbolic meaning of the word, with the artists responding to familiar and exotic landscapes they have encountered.

    Mr Mellows said the theme allowed him to display some of his older pieces.

    “I had old works that fit with the theme,” he said.

    “I have a piece that’s eight feet wide. This is (the exhibition) where we bring out the big guns.”

    The Creswick artist is renowned for his land and cityscape paintings.

    Mr Mellows recent trip to Paris helped inspired one of the exhibition’s pieces.

    Ms Gorring presents a series of sculptures which are inspired by her trip to Kathmandu.

    Curator Deborah Klein said the gallery supported local and regional artists.

    “We show a range of work from emerging, established and out-of-area artists,” she said.

    The public independent gallery has been showcasing the work of Ballarat region artists for three years.

    The City of Ballarat organised the two-and-a-half week exhibition.

    The exhibition will be open Thursday to Sunday between noon and 4pm.

    One of the two artists will be at the gallery for each day of the exhibition.

    Artwork can be purchased at the gallery.

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