New limited edition tour through Central Victoria
Sonia Anthony, owner of awarded restaurant Masons of Bendigo (in the Goldfieldsregion), has created a new bespoke tour championing the stories of local women. The tour, called “Leaving a Legacy – Seven Incredible Women of Central Victoria” is a journey through Central Victoria’s landscape, in which visitors will be able to experience and hear the stories that are shaping the region.
On the tour, guests will be invited to have lunch at the beautiful Oak Forest with Jane Grylls; meet Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Julie – who will take visitors on an editable journey; visit Jodie at Blumes Bakery, where a historic Scotch Oven is used to make incredible bread; and hear from Melanie Chester, Young Gun of the Year Award winner, breaking winemaking traditions at Sutton Grange Winery. The tour also includes night accommodation at The Residence of Mackenzie Quarters and a behind the scenes tour of Bendigo Art Gallery.
National Sustainable Living Festival taking place this month
With over 100,000 visitors every year, the National Sustainable Living Festival is the largest sustainability festival in Australia, running throughout the whole month of February. In 2019, the festival will explore the impacts of the climate emergency and will pitch new social, economic and technical disruption by showcasing cutting-edge solutions to ecological and social challenges. Experiences for guests include Concrete Jungle Vegan Food Tours, immersive exhibitions, splash yoga, food waste cooking classes, recycled jewellery workshops and insightful talks.
Art gallery expansion to open at the Lyon Housemuseum in March
A $14.5mil public art gallery expansion of Lyon Housemuseum will open in March 2019. The original Housemuseum, just outside Melbourne, is a unique combination of private residence and private museum where ‘museum’ and ‘living’ are brought together in a single building. The Housemuseum is the private residence of founding patrons Corbett and Yueji Lyon and is open to the public for pre-booked tours and events. Designed by architect Corbett Lyon, the Housemuseum builds on a lineage of private art collections housed and displayed in residential settings including New York’s Frick Collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and London’s Wallace Collection.