Educator lead. Available throughout the year. Free
The Bendigo Art Gallery has over 6000 art works in its collection. Each tour with an educator uses the analytical frameworks to generate discussion and analyse arts works. Before booking a tour, you are welcome to contact the learn team to discuss artists/art works in our collection and available to view.
Tours are 45 – 60 minutes unless otherwise indicated. All collection tours are free for students.
New Exhibitions Tours
31 July - 31 October
At the heart of Brett Whiteley’s extraordinary career was an exceptional talent for drawing. Drawing underpinned everything he did – from painting to sculpture to prints – and was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process. Whiteley’s drawing is richly expressive and his bold mastery of line is instantly recognisable.
This major exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales is the first to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley’s practice, featuring rarely seen early works from Sydney and Europe through to the great abstracts that brought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s.
Art and Life - Tour
Brett Whiteley’s artistic practice provides a direct insight into his life, not only the physical but the psychological. Through discussion using the analytical frameworks students will learn about what inspired the artist, his style and the messages behind his work. The tour will further examine how Whiteley’s work reflected the time in which he lived and his own personal journeys.
7 August – 24 October
A new exhibition of work by contemporary female artists from across the globe. Presented by Bendigo Art Gallery in collaboration with Nur Shkembi, independent curator and scholar of contemporary Islamic art, this premier exhibition brings together the work of leading Australian and international contemporary artists working across sculpture, photography, painting, installation, video and textiles.
Gleaned from artists’ studios and major national collections, the work of sixteen artists with diverse artistic practices, social perspectives and cultural traditions is delicately threaded to reflect on the essential nature of female agency in the current social and political climate.
Diversity in Art Making and Meaning – Tour
This tour will be about sharing insights and personal responses to the contemporary art in SOUL fury. There will be discussion about the values and traditions reflected in the diverse range of art practices featured. The richness in ideas, media, techniques and messages are perfect for art analyse using the analytical frameworks. The exhibition will also extend students ideas about why and how art is made today.