Art Gallery Point Lonsdale
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Tussock Upstairs Gallery

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is located in the heart of Point Lonsdale’s busy tourist strip. The gallery has now been operating since March 2012.

Current opening times due to building works  

Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 5pm

Exhibition Proposals

We are seeking expressions of interest from artists seeking a gallery that offers great exposure to  high visitor numbers. We offer a range of exhibition options including solo, group and our new initiative “Gallery Spaces” whereby artists are offered a range of options and rates for an exhibition space

Workshops

At Tussock Upstairs we offer a variety of workshops in linocut printing, acrylic painting and drawing. Click here for more info.

Our Exhibitions

Bellarine Print Prize – Invitation to opening

 

Until the renovations are completed visitors to the gallery will need to use a temporary entry. We apologies for this. We will be looking forward to having an external staircase when everything is finished. We […]

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Now Showing – The Winter Expo 16

As we await the building renovations to get started toward the end of June we have put together a variety of paintings, prints, drawings and 3d works from our stockroom for our visitors to enjoy. […]

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The Autumn Arts Expo 16

All roads lead to Tussock Upstairs Gallery’s Autumn Arts Expo
Monday 15th February – 8th May. We will be ‘refreshing’ the exhibits every now and then. ‘Music on the Balcony’ events on weekends (to be announced)
Huge […]

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The January / February Exhibition 16

Debra Read will be opening the first of a very special series of statewide exhibitions of ‘Four Sisters 16′ at Tussock Upstairs Gallery at approximately 3.45pm at the opening of ‘The January / February Exhibition […]

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The Bellarine Print Prize 2016

Tussock Upstairs Gallery

 The Bellarine Print Prize 2016 

 Call for entries

Artists from Australia are invited to enter The Bellarine Print Prize, to be held

Monday 26th Sept – Sunday October 23rd 2016  

The prize is non acquisitive and […]

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The January Collection 16

The January Collection features the soft and seductive watercolours of Priscilla Fenton and the imaginary worlds of Anne Hastie and Jenny Laidlaw.
Robyn Makay and Anne McMaster will be exhibiting beautifully crafted etchings, mono and linocut […]

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The December Collection 15

Regular exhibitors at Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Jenny Laidlaw, Robyn Mackay, Tom Wells, Josh McCrimmon, Priscilla Fenton, Pip Matthews and Denise Rogers are presenting new works in the second summer exhibition at Tussock Upstairs Gallery.

Jenny Laidlaw, […]

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The November Collection 15

Graham Jones a well-known international design consultant based in Mornington will be exhibiting his new paintings of landscapes and seascapes at Tussock Upstairs Gallery for the first time in The November Collection. The first of […]

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Heide Footsteps – A great success

Heide Footsteps was a huge success. A great light show and opening drinks on the Friday evening, a wonderful dinner dance on the Saturday night, music on the balcony Saturday an Sunday afternoons, a fascinating […]

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Heide Footsteps October 31st – November 1st 2015

‘Heide Footsteps’ October 31st – November 1st 2015

Along with a exhibition of archival photographs of the Heide group holidaying in Point Lonsdale in 1945 there will be music performances, historic walks, a light show, archival […]

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Now Showing – The Banners of Linda Gallus 28th Sept – 25th Oct

Linda Gallus – Featured Artist

Exhibition Dates

September 28th – October 25th

Some years ago Linda moved from central Victoria to Geelong. Living near the coast has given her the opportunity to spend hours walking on the beach […]

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‘The August Collection’ – Sue Cumming – Featured artist

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is featuring Point Lonsdale artist Sue Cumming in its next exhibition. Sue commenced work in the Melbourne Textile Industry in 1970, after completion of a “Diploma of Art” majoring in Printed Textile […]

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‘The June Collection 15′

Prior to our winter break the June Collection 15 is featuring a wide range of new works for friends of the gallery to enjoy. There are new works by Janet Goldman, Patrick Brady, Bevan Shepherd, […]

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‘Politics, Landscapes and Memories’ – Chris Shelton

‘Politics, Landscapes, and Memories’

Chris Shelton featured Artist Tussock Upstairs Gallery – April 28th – May 24th

Since 1989, he has created and produced eight large one-man exhibitions that loosely follow his belief that Art = Life.

When […]

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‘The April Collection 15′

‘The April Collection’

A wide range of artworks will be included in our April Collection Exhibition over Easter and the school holidays

Artists included in the show are:

Sue Cumming               Priscilla […]

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‘The March Collection15′ Featuring Kate Hudson Printmaker

Kate Hudson – Printmaker

Award winning artist Kate Hudson will be the first ‘Featured Artist’ to exhibit at Tussock Upstairs this year.

Kate is an Australian artist specializing in limited edition linocut prints in black & white and […]

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Our Exhibition Program – Expressions of interest sought from artists wishing to exhibit in consignment and peak period exhibitions

Tussock Upstairs Gallery – 2015 16

This year we are redesigning our exhibition schedule to include ‘Featured Artist / Special Exhibitions’ and redesigning our successful ‘Spaces’ exhibitions for the busy periods of Easter, November, December, January […]

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The February Exhibition -15

‘The February Exhibition’ @ Tussock Upstairs Gallery

Gillian Turner, a regular exhibitor at Tussock Upstairs Gallery has recently returned from Ireland with new works for visitors to the gallery to enjoy when they visit the gallery’s […]

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‘The Summer Show 15′ January 4th – February 1st 2015

New York based artist Libbet Loughnan will be joining with local and Melbourne artists to show her recent works at Tussock Upstairs Gallery over January. Libbet now attends classes at the National Arts Club and […]

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Julie Stafford “Point Lonsdale Seagulls” December 8th – January 4th 2015

Through the ’80’s and 90’s, before reality TV turned everyday people into cooking superstars and celebrities, Julie Stafford wrote Australia’s biggest and fastest selling healthy eating cookbook. Her ‘Taste of Life’ series of twenty-two best-selling […]

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Painting Classes at Tussock Upstairs

Paul Waycott, well known local artist has commenced painting classes at Tussock Upstairs Gallery. Participants will gain knowledge about materials and processes involved in acrylic painting and produce a small number of paintings on paper […]

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“The Affordable Xmas Show” – 2014

Well-known children’s artists / illustrators Terry Denton, Anne Spudvilas and Helen Leach are three of the eight artists exhibiting in the third “The Affordable Xmas Show” at Tussock Upstairs Gallery in Point Lonsdale.

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“October Spaces Exhibition” 13th October – 9th November 14

A wide range of recent paintings and prints by local artists will be exhibited in our ‘October Spaces’ during October and early November at Tussock Upstairs Gallery. 

Exhibiting artists include – Sue Cumming, Anne Hastie, Diane […]

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Stockroom Exhibition & Sale September 14

Works from our stockroom are now on show at the gallery from Monday 15th September until Sunday 12th October. The exhibition includes works by :

Anna Curtis – Kate Hudson – Anne Spudvilas Lyn Davis – […]

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Jenny Laidlaw – “Colour in Your Life” A video link

“Colour in Your Life” is a video of Jenny Laidlaw demonstrating the processes she goes through whilst developing her highly regarded pen and ink paintings. Jenny’s work may be viewed and purchased at Tussock Upstairs […]

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“Searching for the Image” Bevan Shepherd

Bevan Shepherd   1943 –

“Searching for the Image” – A Retrospective Exhibition 1962 – 2014

From the beginning of time people have been producing images that describe their experiences and emotions. A retrospective exhibition of Bevan […]

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News from Tussock Upstairs Gallery

Tussock Upstairs News

Following the current exhibition “Searching for the Image” exhibition there will be a “Stock Show and Sale” from 15th Sept – 12th October. The opening of this exhibition will be Saturday 20th Sept […]

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Only Prints and Drawings June 30 – July 20

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Coastal Art Collective

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“The Art of Travel” – Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright – “The Art of Travel”

Stephen will be presenting his first solo exhibition of his watercolours at Tussock Upstairs Gallery

“Travelling is a wonderful experience, it broadens the mind, you learn so much and the […]

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Michael Leunig Engravings

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is proud to be an outlet for Michael Leunig limited edition engraving prints

              

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The Opening of ‘An Irish Connection’ – A Video

The opening of our special exhibition of Australian and Irish printmakers was held on Saturday 5th April 2014. Approximately 8o people were in attendance to enjoy the variety of works on show. Bevan Shepherd welcomed […]

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“An Irish Connection” – Australian and Irish Printmakers

Australian Printmakers: Rosalind Atkins, Anna Curtis, Janet Goldman, Jackie Hocking, Kate Hudson, Chris Ingham, Kyoko Imazu, Martin King, Damon Kowarsky, Peter Lancaster, John McClumpha, Graeme Peebles, Geoffrey Ricardo, Anne Spudvilas, Joel Wolter

 Irish Printmakers: Johnny Bugler, Conall Cary, Lorraine Cooke, Wendy Dison, Morgan Doyle, Sean Hanrahan, Marianne Keating, Jo Kelley, Fiona Kelly, Eileen Kennedy, Aoife Layton, Noelle Noonan, Grainne Ruane

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March Spaces Exhibition

 

Sixteen local artists will be exhibiting recent paintings, prints, photographs, textiles and jewellery during March at Tussock Upstairs Gallery Point Lonsdale.  
Exhibiting artists include: 
June Brown, Sue Cumming, Chris Farrell, Heather De Grandi, Jack Kronborg, Anne Lambert, […]

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End of Summer Show

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“Two of a Kind” Jenny Laidlaw & Keith Smith

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Moonah Wine Bar @Tussock Upstairs Gallery

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“The December Spaces Exhibition”

 

“December Spaces Exhibition”

The December Spaces Exhibition at Tussock Upstairs Gallery will provide the art lover and person looking for that individual Christmas gift for a special friend, a wide range of art mediums, subject matter […]

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The affordable xmas show – opening drinks saturday 23rd november 3-5pm

Once again Tussock Upstairs Gallery is presenting “the affordable xmas show” Artists featured include Terry Denton, Anne Lambert, Helen Leach, Libby Letcher, Malcolm Lowe, Anne Spudvilas, Erica Wagner and Rosalie Waller

The Xmas show will be […]

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November – ‘Lonsdale 9′

 

What’s on @Tussock Upstairs

Following the highly regarded ‘Lonsdale 5 ‘ exhibition in 2012 a larger group of Point Lonsdale artists have come together this year to exhibit a range of paintings, prints, photographs and ceramics […]

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Launch of “Jumping Jack Splash”

Jumping Jack Splash designs were launched at Tussock Upstairs Gallery on September 21st. Tea Towel designs shown here are available in limited edition print format (varying sizes)

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“October Spaces”

 

“October Spaces” – Art works by : Moyra Le Blanc Smith – Sue Cumming – Jo Reitze – Steve Singline – Gillian Turner – Samantha Thompson 

John Madsen – Madison Kerney – Helen Martin – Paul […]

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The Surprise Spring Show

A wide variety of works by local, Geelong and Melbourne artists are now being exhibited as part of the Surprise Spring Show. The exhibition includes works by Tom Wells, Jane    Kempe, Vicki Green, Josh […]

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THE VASE CUPBOARD – Grange Kemp

 

Grange Kemp

After focusing on printmaking, mono-prints, etchings, linocuts for many years Grange Kemp recently started working in oil paints. Her grandfather gave her some of his oil paints, which included a tube of beautiful yellow […]

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‘Elements’ – Some featured works

         

         

 

                        

              

 

 

 

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Opening remarks for ‘Elements’ exhibition 9th March 2013

 

Opening remarks for “Elements” exhibition March 9th 2013

‘Elements’ is a group exhibition comprising of six prominent Bellarine artists

Mark Cairns, Joel Wolter, Michael Brand, Paul Waycott, Marnie Buckwell and Julie Shaw

They present to us recent small […]

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Anna Curtis – The process of colour reduction linoprinting

If you would like to view a well presented short film of Anna Curtis explaining and demonstrating colour reduction linoprinting click on to the following link. Tussock Upstairs Gallery has a range of Anna’s prints […]

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Small Works Winter Program – Refreshed and Rejigged

Tussock Upstairs Art Gallery is now showing a range of small, affordable works for visitors to enjoy during the cool months of winter. 20 artists have works on show. The “Small Works Winter Program” will […]

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“Elements” March 4th – March 31st 2013

 

Elements is a group exhibition comprising of six prominent Bellarine artists responding to current themes in our coastal environment. Artists Mark Cairns, Joel Wolter, Michael Brand, Paul Waycott, Marnie Buckwell and Julie Shaw present recent […]

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“Differences” – a group of emerging artists

 

Gillian Turner, on her return from an international residency in Ireland during July 2011 Gillian continues to explore the landscape an area researched intensively through literature, visual and performance arts. She explores the fleeting, the impermanent […]

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Queenscliffe Art Awards 2013 Finalists Announced – Tussock Upstairs Gallery 29th April – 19th May 2013

And the finalists are…
 

 

The Borough of Queenscliffe’s 150th Anniversary Art Awards will be hotly contested given the calibre of the pieces submitted.

The judging panel deliberated over 200 pieces before selecting a short list of 50 […]

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“SWoOP” – Selected Works on Paper

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“Off the Wall Xmas Show” December 10th – January 6th

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“The Affordable Xmas Show” Nov 12th – Dec 9th

Popular award-winning children’s book illustrators Terry Denton and Anne Spudvilas will be showing another aspect of their work in a group show at Tussock Upstairs Gallery in Point Lonsdale.  The exhibition, titled The Affordable Xmas […]

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“Lonsdale 5″ – October 15th – November 11th

 

 

 

 

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 Lester Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 Janet Goldman

 

 

 

 

 

 Bevan Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

  Tess Grace

 

Lynn Hunt, Tess Grace, Lester Hunt, Janet Goldman and Bevan Shepherd; five Point Lonsdale artists will be exhibiting their art works from October 15th – November 11th at […]

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Nicki Manthel “In Search of the Lost Garden”

 

A solo show by trans-Tasman painter, Nicki Manthel, explores the formal and feral gardens of Melbourne.

In love with paint and light, Nicki’s work is influenced by the magical abstraction of photography and the expressionist potential […]

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Front Beach

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‘artScape’

artScapes – August 20th – 16th September

“artScapes” is an exhibition of the works of two artists from the Bellarine, Diane Hodson and Eileen Jenkins, and three artists from Melbourne, Leianne Ivankovic, Gaye Boltong and Stephen […]

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From the Gallery

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Seagulls at Lonsdale

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Lino Cut Workshops

 

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking by Janet Goldman

 

Linocut is a relief printmaking technique that creates striking, bold images. Participants will learn the principles of relief printing by making a linocut including how to draw a design, […]

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August 2012 Exhibition

Two artists, Jenny Laidlaw and Pauline Treloar are showing artworks at Tussock Upstairs during August

 

Jenny Laidlaw  – Precariously Perched

 

The inspiration for my artwork ultimately comes from a love and passion for the ocean and coast.

I […]

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July Exhibition

July Exhibition                               

Three artists are exhibiting their recent works at Tussock Upstairs Gallery during July,

Michelle Breton, Kate Hudson and Carolyn Roberts.

 

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June 2012 Exhibition

                     

June Exhibition

“The Coast” is the focus of artists showing at Tussock Upstairs Gallery during June.

Jill Ray presents evocative wave paintings which give you the impression you […]

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CALL FOR EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS – 2015

Exhibition proposals are invited for 2015

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is located in the heart of Point Lonsdale’s busy tourist strip. The gallery has now been operating since March 2012

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May 2012 Exhibition

                          
 
Current Exhibition – Tom Wells, Kain Shepherd, Erica Wells, Bevan Shepherd
1st May – 27th May 2012
Local artist Tom Wells will be exhibiting landscapes with themes […]

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Janet Goldman

JANET GOLDMAN – ARTIST / PRINTMAKER

 

Biography

Born Melbourne, Victoria 1952

 

Education

Melbourne State College

Higher Diploma Teaching (Secondary Art and Craft)

Bachelor of Education Art and Craft

2005 Intense Drawing Course Monash University

2009 Melbourne Studio School Workshop You Yangs

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Red […]

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Pip Matthews

Artist Profile – Pip Matthews

Pip Matthews is a Melbourne printmaker and lawyer who has been visiting Point Lonsdale since her childhood.

Pip’s works include limited edition etchings, hand coloured linocuts and reduction linocuts. Her works feature […]

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Cara Stevens

Education:
Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Drawing and Painting, Ballarat University, Victoria

Short Biography:

After completing her degree, Cara moved to Port Douglas where she currently lives and works full time as a Visual Artist. Using the […]

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Anna Curtis

Anna was born in Wangaratta, Victoria in 1960. She completed a Diploma of Fine Art, majoring in painting and printmaking, at Bendigo College of Advanced Education in1981.
In 1983 Anna travelled north to Mackay where she […]

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Deborah Brearley

M O O N A H   paintings   2012      Deborah Brearley

Changing light, fluctuating weather conditions and the windswept Moonahs ( Melaleuca lanceolata)) are the images that inspire Deborah Brearley’s interpretation of the local landscape.

Sculpted by the […]

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Anne Spudvilas

Anne Spudvilas is an established portrait painter and  an award-winning illustrator of children’s books who also works as a courtroom artist for theMelbournemedia.

Anne’s portraits have been selected in major portrait competitions including the Archibald Prize […]

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Lyn Hunt

Artist’s Statement

I developed my love of art during my teenage years. Under the tutelage of my teachers at Ballarat and Clarendon College, Sue Ballard and Murray Dyer and Mitch Pearson at Ballarat School of Mines, […]

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