Impressive Arts and Culture
Well-known as an arts hub in Australia, Bendigo thrives with one of the finest regional galleries, an active artisan community and a plethora of cultural events.
Meet the Makers
Small artist studios, galleries, eclectic shops and markets are popping up to showcase this new wealth in the region. Here you'll meet the artists and be able to take home a uniquely created souvenir.
It's the arts institutions that have continued to inspire and nurture the Bendigo regional arts scene. Since 1858 Bendigo Pottery has been producing fine ceramics and a healthy crop of accomplished potters. Each year art graduates emerge from the local La Trobe University ready to add their talents to the region's canvas.
Bendigo Art Gallery is one of Australia's largest regional galleries, with its historic façade superbly contrasted by a modern architecturally designed extension. The Gallery features an extensive collection from the 19th century through to outstanding contemporary works, and hosts international and national travelling exhibitions.
Until the 9th June 2014, the Gallery presents Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918. The exhibition draws on the wealth of the Royal Academy collections ranging from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and historic books.