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Sep
16

Free Movie Pass Giveaway: 99 Homes

Win a Free Double Pass to see the Film ’99 Homes’

Because our ‘Neon’ giveaway tickets were snaffled up so quickly the Melbourne International Film Festival Travelling Showcase has given us three double passes to give away to the film ’99 Homes’, screening at the Ballarat Regent Cinemas on Friday the 18th of September at 6:45 pm.

To be in the running for a double pass, send an email to enquire@windsky.com.au with ’99 Homes’ in the subject heading and your name in the email body. We’ll give passes to the first three.

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Sep
15

Free Movie Pass Giveaway: Neon

Win a Free Double Pass to see the Film ‘Neon’

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

To celebrate the Melbourne International Film Festival Travelling Showcase coming to Ballarat we have three double passes to give away to the film ‘Neon’, screening at the Ballarat Regent Cinemas on Saturday the 19th of September at 3pm.

To be in the running for a double pass, send an email to enquire@windsky.com.au with ‘Neon’ in the subject heading and your name in the email body. We’ll give passes to the first three.

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May
27

Canoe Project Sheds Light on Hidden Aboriginal History

1 July 2015 (revised)

A new project about bark canoes reveals a forgotten history of encounters between Aboriginal Victorians and settlers in the 1800s.

On the rivers of remote colonial Victoria, 19th century European settlers depended on Aboriginal navigators and canoe builders to transport goods, mail and people.

A documentary and multimedia project, now live on Culture Victoria, explores this little known aspect of colonial history through a short documentary film, image gallery, audio interviews and three short educational essays.

The film was screened on the Big Screen at Fed Square every day from the 5-11 July 2015 as part of NAIDOC week 2015.

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Apr
14

‘Memories of War’ Project Now Accepting FedUni Student Submissions

The Memories of War project is now accepting FedUni student contributions. Submissions will be open until August 2015.

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Mar
12

Here. In a field of what I thought was cows.

The VVG Story.

by Lucinda Horrocks.

“How do you bring a story about technology and water science alive? That was our creative challenge with the Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater film.”

The mud sticks to our boots as we follow the cattle track, our heels sinking into the sodden earth, obliterating hoof prints. Thank God we remembered to bring boots, I think, as I cuddle the camera closer to my chest, my arms awkwardly clutched around the fragile box of plastic and buttons and glass it is my job to keep safe from the muck and the wet. The sky is a dark pattern of clouds but Jary has judged it won’t rain. He strides ahead up the hill carrying the tripod easily over his shoulder.

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Jan
14

‘Memories of War’ project is underway

Wind & Sky Productions is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Memories of War’ project web site.

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Dec
12

Report of the First Week of December 2014

By Lucinda Horrocks 12 December 2014.

On the morning of the 3rd of December Jary and I woke blurry eyed, well before sunrise. At 3:30am we drove through a dark and silent Ballarat to Main Road, towards the glowing beacon of Sovereign Hill’s mining tower which after dark is always lit from below, where we joined a procession of cars in the otherwise empty street heading towards the museum’s entrance. At the brightly-lit reception, smiling staff in period costume ushered us, the blinking and the bewildered, into the museum’s 19th century streets.

So it started at 3am on the third of December. And it didn’t stop until Sunday the 7thth. In a special week, we got to celebrate many events to do with projects we have worked on over the last five years. Trust me, weeks like this are unusual.

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Nov
15

Event: Eureka Stories

Stories of Eureka

On December 3 1854, in Ballarat, a group of gold miners clashed with the local authorities in a bloody encounter which influenced the course of democracy in Australia.

We’ve been busy at Wind & Sky creating four digital stories about people connected to the Eureka Stockade for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat).

Come help us celebrate the launch of our films and the 160th anniversary of Eureka. There are a series of events on the actual anniversary day the 3rd of December and on the weekend of the 6-7 December.

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Sep
26

The Theatre with the Grand-Sounding Name

The Ballarat National Theatre, Gertrude Johnson, and the Australian National Theatre Movement by Lucinda Horrocks.

The Ballarat National Theatre is a local amateur dramatic society with a surprisingly grand-sounding name. It is one of the longest-running community theatre groups in Australia, for which it deserves celebration. But the company’s name reveals another fact worth celebrating. It has a rare, ongoing connection to a foundational episode in the cultural history of Australia – the Australian National Theatre Movement.

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Jun
27

Wind & Sky Productions on Culture Victoria

27 June 2014

Wind and Sky Productions has launched two stories on Culture Victoria: ‘Bull Allen’ and ‘Savoy Ladies Group.’

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