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.
High class and street smart, Bendigo’s arts scene is sophisticated, proud and ever-growing. The Bendigo Art Gallery, The Capital and Ulumbarra Theatre boast world-class shows. Local artists like Gail Tavener are likewise loved and a must to visit for serious inspiration.
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.
World Class Gallery and Theatre
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 28 June 2015, the Gallery presents Imagining Ned. The exhibition explores the story of Ned Kelly and look at the arts he inspired including works from Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and more.
The Capital, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo Town Hall, Engine Room and Dudley House present year round programs of performing arts and special events. Find out what’s happening by visiting the website.