Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Ballarat Imaginarium


I’m thrilled to announce that my books, There was once…The collected fairy tales and Fallen Women, are now available at the newly established Ballarat Imaginarium

Helmed by artist Melinda Muscat (pictured top) and a testament to her unique vision, this dazzling Aladdin’s Cave really needs to be experienced in person. My photos simply don’t do it justice. 

The Ballarat Imaginarium has the added distinction of being the only Ballarat retailer/gallery that specialises in works by local makers, including visual artists, jewellery designers, sculptors, textile artists, clothing designers, ceramicists musicians and writers. For this, we owe Melinda a debt of gratitude. 

You can read more about the Imaginarium HERE.

It’s also the only establishment where both Deborah Kleins show under one roof. Yes, believe  it or not, there are two of us in town. We’re not related, but recently I discovered we even share the same middle name, Lee. (In both cases, it’s an inherited family name). A future post will highlight the exquisite work by my fellow Deborah Klein that I purchased at the memorable Imaginarium launch. Meanwhile, some of Deborah’s remarkable paper sculptures, including her amazing leaping frogs, can be glimpsed in these photos.

For regular updates, visit the Ballarat Imaginarium on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE.

The Ballarat Imaginarium

119A Sturt Street, BALLARAT, VIC 3550

Open Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday by appointment