Sunday, March 17, 2024

2024 Ballarat Begonia Festival highlights


Pictured above and below: selected highlights from last weekend’s Ballarat Begonia Festival

The top photo was snapped at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Sunday afternoon, the day before Monday’s Grand Parade, during Curator Julie McLaren’s lively and informative conversation with Scotty So, whose short film, Queen of the Begonias, is currently on view on the AGB Big Screen (See Blog Post Monday, March 4).

Directly following: 

Newly restored fernery at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, a small selection of this year’s spectacular Begonias (some of which will serve as references for a future work, possibly more), the fabulous performance group SWAY, and (final two images), HRH Scotty So, 2024 Ballarat Begonia Queen.