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Long ago, ancestors roamed and prayed for a bright future. Hundreds of years later, they found their place here – Ballarat.

Today, they celebrate the Chinese culture in Ballarat by fully immersing themselves in sound, visual, spiritual, taste and hands-on experiences.

Featuring a 15-meter-long traditional Chinese Scroll drawing depicting The Classic of Mountains and Seas takes you on a spiritual journey. Amongst these, are oil paintings of Ballarat historical buildings and landscapes.

Join in to get a glimpse into the past and a taste of the future through our storytelling film by two generations of Chinese Ballarat citizens. The forgotten historical photographs, documents and illustrations will largely contribute to the film.

Sit down at Chinese traditional ink painting workshop, learn and experiment with art guided by a Ballarat local Chinese artist.

The Journeys We Are On: will take you on a journey to see the Chinese influence in the making of Ballarat. Make the forgotten stories no longer forgotten.


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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

17 May - 20 May

10:00am - 5:30pm

Ballarat Regional Trades and Labour Council

24 Camp Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


© 2023 Ballarat In The Know. This initiative is funded by the City of Ballarat and Tourism Midwest Victoria.