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Dudley House is a community gallery, function and event space. It overlooks the Queen Elizabeth Oval, and is perched at the highest point of the View Street arts precinct, above The Capital and Bendigo Art Gallery.

The red brick building is one of the earliest and most intact 1850s buildings remaining in Bendigo CBD. Like all government buildings of this era, its exterior is fairly modest, unlike the opulent styles of later decades. It was originally built as a residence for the district surveyor, who designed the Bendigo street layout that we still use to this day.

Call in to Dudley House to see the latest in its program of visual art exhibitions showcasing local and emerging artistic talent.

Artists on View

Each year, the City of Greater Support up to six exhibitions of work by local artists as part of the Artists on View program.  This program is managed by the Creative Communities team at Bendigo Venues and Events.

For information about this program to to the Artists on View page.


Accessing Dudley House

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access is available via a path and ramp to the left of the building. 

Accessible toilets

The toilets at the rear of Dudley House include an accessible toilet.


The history of Dudley House

Dudley House was one of the first government offices built in Bendigo’s Camp Hill area following the discovery of gold in the area in 1851.

It was constructed in 1858-1859 by building contractors Gretch and Cooper for the public works department and served as the residence and office for Bendigo’s first surveyor, Richard Larritt.


Art Spaces

Each year the City of Greater Bendigo supports 6 exhibitions through the Dudley House Community Hire Subsidy.

More about Art Spaces
Hiring Dudley House

An Affordable community exhibition and event space for hire for community groups. Gallery space equipped with hanging systems.

More about Hiring Dudley House

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.