Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|17 Aug 19 - 10 Nov 19|
Exhibition Dates: 17 August - 10 November 2019
Bendigo Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm every day including all public holidays.
Tickets can be purchased online at any time.
This exhibition is a ticketed exhibition with timed entry. Exhibition tickets can be purchased online or at the door. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your preferred date and entry time and to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are single entry, timed tickets. Entry times commence at 10am and then hour intervals through to 3.00pm. Entry to the exhibition is permitted up to 30 minutes after the entry time printed on the ticket. Once inside the exhibition, customers can stay as long as they like prior to the Gallery closing at 5pm. Please note there are no pass outs from the exhibition.
Customers must choose the date and entry time carefully as once purchased, tickets cannot be changed and there are no refunds or exchanges, except as provided for under the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice.
Customers can choose to receive their tickets via email to be printed at home, or have their tickets posted to them directly for a fee. Customers who choose to receive their tickets via email must print tickets at home and present on entry for scanning. Tickets can also be presented as an open PDF via mobile device with the barcode visible for scanning. We recommend choosing the print at home option so as to avoid the need to queue at the ticket counter. Reprinting of tickets at the venue may incur a fee.
The exhibition is open from Saturday 17 August 2019 through to Sunday 10 November 2019 and is open every day during these dates.
Exhibition ticket prices
Concession tickets include Seniors and Heath Care Card holders, pensioners and full time tertiary students. Proof on entitlement must be presented on entry to the exhibition.
Gallery Member (Bendigo Art Gallery and PGAV) $10
Children under 16 years $6
Children under 5 are free and do not require a ticket
Photography is allowed with out the use of a flash in this exhibition and actively encouraged, please use #balenciagabendigo or tag us on social media to show us your favourite pics.
The use of tripods is not allowed.
Please contact the Box Office on (03) 5434 6100.
Please visit our Learn pages for more information about opportunities for students and teachers.
Bendigo Art Gallery has an off street ticketed car park at the rear of the Gallery. Ticketed parking is also available on View Street for 2 hours and free on weekends. Time restrictions apply. Please visit our Getting here page and Access page for more information
We suggest allowing 60 - 90 minutes to view the exhibition. Once in the exhibition space customers may stay as long as they like prior to the Gallery closing at 5pm. There are no pass outs from the exhibition.
Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the 20th century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the scene for modern design. Revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, Balenciaga was referred to as ‘The Master’. His garments are characterised by their sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour and texture.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion explores the work and legacy of this renowned couturier, showcasing more than 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – through to the work of his protégés and contemporary designers who continue to work in the same innovative way today.
Alongside iconic garments are archive sketches, patterns, photographs, fabric samples and catwalk footage, providing a unique insight into Balenciaga's salons and workrooms. The results of new, forensic investigations into the garments – including a collaboration with X-ray artist Nick Veasey and a digital pattern making project with the London College of Fashion – reveal the hidden details and processes which made Balenciaga's work so exceptional.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia.
Photography is allowed in this exhibition.
V&A Museum, London curator, Stephanie Wood, speaks about Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.