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This is the space to come if you want the latest Changesmith news, directly from Mel.


I'm pleased to annouce that Kylie Lidgerwood, a local Ballarat artist, has some design with benefits coming her way! Kylie is pictured above on the left, standing in front of her work. I'm 'stuck in the middle' - between a fabulous artist and our wonderful web developer, Jill Clarke.

Kylie's submission to the Ballarat Greens emerging artist competition, 'Demolition on Swanston Street' took out the top prize. Her package inlcudes a branding and web development component from the Chagesmiths, artwork photography by Strobe Driver and professional development assistance from Red Brick Gallery. What a fabulous kickstart to a promising career :)

Thanks to Anne Saunders and Peter Widmer who accompanied me in the judging process. It's not something I'd want to do every day! Despite the three of us agreeing reasonably quickly on the top 5, there were so many quality submissions (over 40 works!). Ballarat and surrounding artists really did the event proud.

We can't wait to work with Kylie and develop a brand and online prescence for her work. Art is a critical to creating healthy and vibrant communities and we are super happy to be able to support the scene in Ballarat.

Mel Woolcock


Do we have an opportunity for you... The Changesmiths are providing a $4,000 component to a $5,000 prize for an emerging artist.

Kickstart your career with a fabulous branding and promotion package. To be in the running for this great prize you'll need to travel to this page and find out more.. 

Entries close at the end of June, so hop to it yourself, or spread the word with any upcoming artists that you know.

Mel Woolcock

The Changesmiths are pleased to announce we are supporting an emerging artist with free branding and website development!DL-Art-Prize

 The inaugural Ballarat Greens Art Prize 2012 for emerging artists will be held on Saturday 14th July from 4pm at B1: Ballarat Art Space gallery, 14 Camp St Ballarat.

The first art prize is valued at $5,000 and consists of a professional branding package (courtesy of The Changesmiths).

The fabulous prize includes custom logo development, business card, brochure design and website design and development, plus extra goodies yet to be announced. What a kickstart for a rising star in the arts world!

If you're an emerging artist and would like to enter work in the Art Prize, download a registration form and send your completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Established artists are invited to submit works for the fundraiser auction, which will also take place on July 14. Download the registration form.

Best of luck to all emerging artists who submit - we'll see you on the big day!