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While the term ‘significant other’ has come into everyday use to refer to someone’s intimate partner, it has its origins in psychology, referring to people who have a major influence on one’s quality of life – a parent, mentor or other figure who has shaped a person’s development.

This exhibition celebrates connections between artists and their works in the Gallery’s outstanding Collection, exploring a range of different relationships between pairs of artists – as partners, family members, teachers, mentors or friends.

Artists in the exhibition include Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen, John Brack and Helen Maudsley, Joy Hester and Albert Tucker, Inge King and Graham King, George Lambert and Thea Proctor and many more.

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  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

04 Nov - 11 Feb

10:00am - 5:00pm

Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

$10.00 - $60.00

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