Post Office Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, View Street, BENDIGO VIC 3550
|16 Aug 13 - 27 Jan 14|
Bendigo Art Gallery, established in 1887, has played, and continues to play an important role in the local Bendigo community. The Gallery has existed for the delight of the people since a desire for a Gallery was expressed in Mayor P Hayes letter (11 May 1887) to the principal citizens to ‘prove of great service to the young people growing up around us’. Considered a cultivating and educating strength of the community, the Gallery endeavours to collect, preserve and display works of art … for the pleasure and education of the public. In more recent years it has positioned itself as the most profiled and significant cultural venue in regional Australia. Drawing on the archives of Bendigo Art Gallery, this exhibition was curated to offer a glimpse into the story and journey so far of this much loved and respected people’s gallery.