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Bendigo Art Gallery

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Address: 42 View Street, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5434 6088
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the...

Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia.

The Gallery's collection is extensive and varied with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from 1800s onwards, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art. The collection is complimented by dynamic temporary exhibitions and a diverse range of public programs and events.

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Real gems in a well laid out and curated space.

This country town art gallery punches well above it's weight. A small but significant collection of 20th century Australian work plus up to the minute contemporary offerings make... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This country town art gallery punches well above it's weight. A small but significant collection of 20th century Australian work plus up to the minute contemporary offerings make this a 'must visit' in the region. Well designed throughout and with a great cafe on the premises it's worth a special trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always love popping in to the Art Gallery when I visit Bendigo. The art collection is amazing! I particularly enjoyed the Journey of the Sun piece.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting us. We are just about to have our 130 celebrations which will be about our own collection. A great time to visit if you are in the area between March and May. Kind regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Managed to visit while there was a solo exhibition of a local artist which was very interesting. The gallery is not too large and you can get round easily in an hour and a half. The collection is very eclectic and there's something there for everyone. Don't miss going to the Gallery Cafe as it's on the way there you... More 

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently extended,the gallery has many works by wellknown 19th C artists and has frequent exhibitions from many worldwide galleries. Check the website for details.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the gallery. Kind regards, Mark More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well planned layout of feature exhibition. Friendly informative staff made for many memories to be taken away for reflection.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the gallery. Kind regards, Mark Orlandi More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed with the art that was available at the time of our visit. Not a lot to see Very helpful staff

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Kind regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to this Art Gallery at least 5 times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me. I have found it different every time. Lovely on a hot day. Café is great to have lunch.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visits. Hope Bendigo wasn't too hot for you and glad we could offer some respite for the body as well as the mind. Kind regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What an amazing Gallery great tourist shop with interesting goodies to purchase. Seeing the Marilyn Monroe exhibition just put the icing on the cake for a weekend away in Bendigo

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visit. Glad you could make it during your visit to Bendigo. Hope you also enjoyed your stay in our beautiful city. Kind regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I made sure to visit here during my only weekend in Bendigo as I had heard wonderful things about the gallery. It definitely didn't disappoint! I loved the Maticevski exhibit, a wonderful curation of the work of an Australian designer. The permanent collection was a brilliant assortment of Australian art, I highly recommend a visit!

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visit. Glad you could make it during your visit to Bendigo. Hope you also enjoyed your stay in our beautiful city. Kind regards, Mark More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Attended the "Maticevski" Exhibition recently, and as always found a number of other interesting art pieces to enjoy while there. The Gallery consistently provides opportunity to see Exhibitions that do not travel to other venues, and their collection is eclectic and interesting no matter what medium you are interested in. Great spot for viewing, lunch and a walk in the... More 

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visiting our exhibitions. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Mark More 

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