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Day of the Dead 2017 04.11.2017

Día de Muertos Celebration

Sat 4 Nov
10am to 4pm


Celebrate the culture of Mexico and the colourful Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the centre of Ballarat.
Enjoy food, colourful spectacles, traditional Mexican crafts and live music in a colourful free indoor-outdoor celebration. Dia de Muertos is a Mexican national holiday when people honour the memory of friends and family who have died. Images of skulls and skeletons are a particular feature of the event. Ballarat’s Dia de Muertos will feature music, food vans, stalls and family activities.
This exciting celebration is presented by MexVic Association, in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s exhibition Romancing the skull and is supported by the Ballarat Council.
Follow the Facebook event here for more updates.


Mexican Spirit Hunt in the Mining Exchange 
Wed 27 OR Thu 28 Sep
10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm

Mexican Spirit Hunt for Kids

Have a whole lot of fun discovering the meaning of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition, which celebrates passed loved ones, in this workshop which bring together storytelling, physical activities, and art-making activities. Paint your face as a skull and then help La Catrina find the lost spirit Cuau, who needs to return to the land of the living. Then make your own ofrenda (traditional altar) to take home.
This activity which has been devised by Leonardo Castañeda, will be delivered by local educators from Ballarat in association with MexVic Association.
The two-hour workshops are available on both days starting at 10am and 1pm.
Recommended ages level: 6 to 12
All tickets $5
Buy tickets: here
Follow more update about this activity thought the Facebook event here


Call for plastic artists and musicians for Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, perhaps the most iconic of the traditions in Mexico arrives in Australia, where colors, aromas, food, music, and art will gather in a celebration. Here we will honor our loved ones who have left this world, and we will share our culture with this beautiful country and Australians who have opened the doors to us. The Art Gallery of Ballarat, who is hosting this event, seeks to create awareness of how Mexicans celebrate this day. That’s the reason why we are inviting plastic artists to make proposals and designs for the Ofrenda to be installed in the event.
To send proposals click here.
We also want to create a festive environment to connect with one of the most joyful elements of this celebration: Music. For this reason, we are calling musicians who want to be part of this event by performing latin rythms.
To send your application: clic here.
For more information contact us:

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