GALLERY: The week in pictures

Have a look back over the week that was in regional Australia. 

WARRNAMBOOL: Contemporary sculptures made by Brauer College art students are expected to be seen by more than 50,000 art lovers at the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Photo: The Standard.

WARRNAMBOOL: Contemporary sculptures made by Brauer College art students are expected to be seen by more than 50,000 art lovers at the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Photo: The Standard.

ALBURY WADONGA: A tree on fire after lightning started a series of fires in the Hume region. Picture KYLIE ESLER

ALBURY WADONGA: A tree on fire after lightning started a series of fires in the Hume region. Picture KYLIE ESLER

ALBURY WADONGA: Jacqui Turner works on her fitness with the help of her son Austin McGaffin at Wodonga’s Fitness 247.

ALBURY WADONGA: Jacqui Turner works on her fitness with the help of her son Austin McGaffin at Wodonga’s Fitness 247.

BALLARAT: Kesiah Glenane works two jobs, lives on her own and is a Special Olympics athlete. She will take part in World Down Syndrome Day celebrations.

BALLARAT: Kesiah Glenane works two jobs, lives on her own and is a Special Olympics athlete. She will take part in World Down Syndrome Day celebrations.

BALLARAT: The bubble is the symbol that will be used to promote the McCallum Disability Services’ World Autism Awareness Day event, to be held at Lake Wendouree on April 2.

BALLARAT: The bubble is the symbol that will be used to promote the McCallum Disability Services’ World Autism Awareness Day event, to be held at Lake Wendouree on April 2.

BAROSSA: Holly Farley, left, and Zoe Auricht, both from Tanunda, enjoying the roller coaster ride at the 2014 Tanunda Show.

BAROSSA: Holly Farley, left, and Zoe Auricht, both from Tanunda, enjoying the roller coaster ride at the 2014 Tanunda Show.

BATHURST: The race is on for 28 chickens at All Saints’ and St Stanislaus’ colleges to put on as much weight as possible in a six-week period as part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s meat bird pairs competition.

BATHURST: The race is on for 28 chickens at All Saints’ and St Stanislaus’ colleges to put on as much weight as possible in a six-week period as part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s meat bird pairs competition.

BENDIGO: Bendigo pre-preschoolers Chelsea Doolan, 4, Mietta Robertson, 4, Charlie Black, 4, Cooper Shevlin, 4, share a laugh ahead of National Day of Happiness on Thursday. Picture JIM ALDERSEY

BENDIGO: Bendigo pre-preschoolers Chelsea Doolan, 4, Mietta Robertson, 4, Charlie Black, 4, Cooper Shevlin, 4, share a laugh ahead of National Day of Happiness on Thursday. Picture JIM ALDERSEY

BENDIGO: Premier Denis Napthine opening the new wing at Bendigo Art Gallery. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

BENDIGO: Premier Denis Napthine opening the new wing at Bendigo Art Gallery. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

BENDIGO: Quarry Hill Primary School captains receive their badges from Jacinta Allan MP. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

BENDIGO: Quarry Hill Primary School captains receive their badges from Jacinta Allan MP. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

BUNBURY: The Bunbury Celebrity Boxing night proved a great fundraiser for even greater causes. Doug Terry is pictured taking a hit to the head from Gavin Billington.

BUNBURY: The Bunbury Celebrity Boxing night proved a great fundraiser for even greater causes. Doug Terry is pictured taking a hit to the head from Gavin Billington.

BURNIE: Caroline Bennett O'Neill after her long grey hair was shaved and then donated to make wigs for those in cancer treatment. Picture Katrina Dodd.

BURNIE: Caroline Bennett O'Neill after her long grey hair was shaved and then donated to make wigs for those in cancer treatment. Picture Katrina Dodd.

COOMA: It was cold and windy for Cooma’s annual Multicultural Festival but Bronwyn performed a Buasavanh 'heavenly lotus' tribal belly dance showing Indian, flamenco and North African gypsy dance influences.

COOMA: It was cold and windy for Cooma’s annual Multicultural Festival but Bronwyn performed a Buasavanh 'heavenly lotus' tribal belly dance showing Indian, flamenco and North African gypsy dance influences.

COWRA: The inaugural Festival Fun Run has been deemed a runaway success by its organisers. Elisabeth Hall gears up for the start of her event.

COWRA: The inaugural Festival Fun Run has been deemed a runaway success by its organisers. Elisabeth Hall gears up for the start of her event.

DUBBO: Members of wildlife rescue group WIRES Dubbo Alan Welch, Sue Hodge, Ann Mara, Helen Swan and Mandy Bye release 14 birds after nursing them back to health from exposure to an insecticide.

DUBBO: Members of wildlife rescue group WIRES Dubbo Alan Welch, Sue Hodge, Ann Mara, Helen Swan and Mandy Bye release 14 birds after nursing them back to health from exposure to an insecticide.

ESPERANCE: Grass Patch welcomes the Esperance community to the 2014 Yabby Classic. Photos Elizabeth Langdale.

ESPERANCE: Grass Patch welcomes the Esperance community to the 2014 Yabby Classic. Photos Elizabeth Langdale.

GOULBURN: Preparations underway for the Goulburn Show this weekend.  Photos Brittany Murphy

GOULBURN: Preparations underway for the Goulburn Show this weekend. Photos Brittany Murphy

HEPBURN: Chillout Parade 2014. Photo Hepburn Advocate

HEPBURN: Chillout Parade 2014. Photo Hepburn Advocate

LAUNCESTON: March in March set off from Parliament lawns just as Will Hodgman and his team got started on the task ahead. Photo by Scott Gelston

LAUNCESTON: March in March set off from Parliament lawns just as Will Hodgman and his team got started on the task ahead. Photo by Scott Gelston

LITHGOW: RAAF personnel have made a return visit to Zig Zag to assist with the recovery effort after bushfires ripped through the area last October.

LITHGOW: RAAF personnel have made a return visit to Zig Zag to assist with the recovery effort after bushfires ripped through the area last October.

MAITLAND: They might not look fearsome, but the sight of a donkey is enough to scare off most wild dogs. Here is George Dick with his guard donkeys Zac and Raffles.

MAITLAND: They might not look fearsome, but the sight of a donkey is enough to scare off most wild dogs. Here is George Dick with his guard donkeys Zac and Raffles.

Loud and proud … car and trailer add a real splash of colour as it makes its way up Market Street Merimbula. The car was one of 210 cars in the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria’s (RACV) Fly the Flag eight day tour that chose to spend two nights in Merimbula.

Loud and proud … car and trailer add a real splash of colour as it makes its way up Market Street Merimbula. The car was one of 210 cars in the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria’s (RACV) Fly the Flag eight day tour that chose to spend two nights in Merimbula.

NAROOMA: The Narooma News was sent this fantastic shot of local Narooma commercial fisherman Ben McCulloch crossing the Narooma bar.The shot was taken by Kris Armstrong from the Coastal Comfort Motel.

NAROOMA: The Narooma News was sent this fantastic shot of local Narooma commercial fisherman Ben McCulloch crossing the Narooma bar.The shot was taken by Kris Armstrong from the Coastal Comfort Motel.

NOWRA: Brock Hayward from Bomaderry is leading the way at TAFE when it comes to heavy vehicle mechanics.

NOWRA: Brock Hayward from Bomaderry is leading the way at TAFE when it comes to heavy vehicle mechanics.

ORANGE: Judge Phillip Swain indicates that the sheep are succesfully in the pen at the end of a sheepdog trial at the state championships. Photo MARK LOGAN

ORANGE: Judge Phillip Swain indicates that the sheep are succesfully in the pen at the end of a sheepdog trial at the state championships. Photo MARK LOGAN

PORT AUGUSTA: Timothy competeing in the Caritas sports day.

PORT AUGUSTA: Timothy competeing in the Caritas sports day.

PORT MACQUARIE: ​Port Macquarie community celebrate Close the Gap day.

PORT MACQUARIE: ​Port Macquarie community celebrate Close the Gap day.

TAMWORTH: Canberra geophysicist Glen Torr sits back and relaxes after locking himself to mining equipment in the Leard State Forest, NSW.

TAMWORTH: Canberra geophysicist Glen Torr sits back and relaxes after locking himself to mining equipment in the Leard State Forest, NSW.

ULLADULLA: Paramedics, police and NSW Fire and Rescue personnel attend to injured bodyboarder John Wolfson after his collision with a dolphin near Bawley Point on Monday.

ULLADULLA: Paramedics, police and NSW Fire and Rescue personnel attend to injured bodyboarder John Wolfson after his collision with a dolphin near Bawley Point on Monday.

WAGGA WAGGA: Owner of the Leprechaun's Bean - and Irish woman - Heather Hassall gets in on all the St Patrick's Day fun at her Wagga Wagga business.

WAGGA WAGGA: Owner of the Leprechaun's Bean - and Irish woman - Heather Hassall gets in on all the St Patrick's Day fun at her Wagga Wagga business.