See what art exhibitions are on show in Ballarat September 2-7

The George, 27 Lydiard Street: BallaRatCat Comedy with Dave O’Neil (Spicks

and Specks), Nick Cody, Laura Davis and Jack Druce. Friday September 5, doors open at 7pm (show at 8pm), $20 at the door.

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lydiard Street North: Stuart Campbell: The Essence of You, until October 12, free.

Backspace Gallery, Huyghue House, 15 Camp Street: Paul Anthony: Beneath the Surface Exhibition, until September 14, Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4pm.

Her Majesty’s Theatre Royal South Street 123RD Competitions, until November 2

Gallery on Sturt, 421 Sturt Street: The Australian Bookplate Design Awards Exhibition, September 8-October 6

Ararat Regional Art Gallery: The F Word with work by artists Kate Beynon, Karen Buczynski-Lee, Destiny Deacon, Laurene Dietrich, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Janice Gobey, Georgia MacGuire, Robyn Massey, Caroline Phillips, Louise Saxton, Inez de Vega and Lyndal Walker, until October 12

Ballarat Library: Neville Hiatt: Some Shorter than Others book launch, Sunday, September 7, at 2pm. With Illustrations by local artist Sylvia Hollis on display at the Ballarat Library until September 11.

M.A.D.E, Stawell Street: The Ballarat Italian Association presents the 2014 Italian Film Festival, Friday, September 5, at 8pm (The ideal city), Saturday, September 6, at 2pm (Women drive me crazy), Finger food and wine at 7pm and 8pm (Viva Italy). For more information and ticket prices, phone Carla Woodruff 0417 108 559

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