Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|19 Mar 22 - 17 Jul 22|
Exhibition Dates: 19 March - 17 July 2022
Bendigo Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm every day including all public holidays.
Tickets can be purchased online at any time or you can call the Box Office on 03 5434 6100.
This exhibition is a ticketed exhibition with timed entry. 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 at half hour intervals through to 3.30pm. Entry to the exhibition is permitted up to 25 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. Tickets can be presented as an open PDF via mobile device with the barcode visible for scanning. Customers who choose to receive their tickets via email can also print tickets at home and present on entry 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 19 March - Sunday 17 July 2022 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) $20
Children under 16 years $15
Children under 5 are free and do not require a ticket
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $75
Photography is allowed without the use of a flash in this exhibition and actively encouraged, please use #ElvisBendigo or tag us with @BendigoArtGallery on social media to show us your favourite pics.
The use of tripods is not allowed.
Entry is restricted and physical distancing requirements are in place for all visitors and staff.
Increased hygiene measures include additional cleaning of high-touch surfaces and hand sanitiser is available for visitors as they enter. Additional staff throughout the Gallery are in place to ensure visitors are observing social distancing and to help manage visitor movement through the gallery spaces.
Our cloaking service has been temporarily suspended and we ask that you do not bring into the Gallery any bulky items.
If you are unwell or in a high-risk category please consider your need to visit, your well-being is our priority!
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.
For a map of parking locations for disabled/accessible parking please visit the City Of Greater Bendigo website.
Bendigo Art Gallery welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone.
For more information visit our Gallery access page.
We suggest allowing 90 minutes to 2 hours 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.
Created in partnership with Graceland, this exclusive exhibition explores the extraordinary life and style of Elvis Presley.
One of the most iconic public figures of the 20th century, Elvis’s influence on music, design, art, and pop culture was profound. He is arguably the single greatest influence on the history of modern men’s fashion, constantly referenced and re-mixed by designers and celebrities today.
From his humble childhood on the poverty line in small-town Mississippi, Elvis grew up immersed in the rich and diverse music cultures of the deep South. Only two years after cutting his first single at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Elvis had signed a major record deal and virtually overnight shot to super-stardom the likes of which had never been seen before. In those early heady years, he purchased Graceland and created the private haven he would never sell, despite his ever-increasing fame over the following two decades.
In a time before celebrities had teams of personal stylists, Elvis carefully crafted his own look, borrowing from eclectic sources to perfect a ground-breaking new style. Decked out in threads from the ultra-hip Lansky Brothers store on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis, with slick coiffed hair and black mascara, Elvis’ appearance was as sensational as his music.
His audacious style evolved over the decades: from the soft trousers and argyle socks of his youth, to the leather rocker of 1968, to the flamboyant bling of the 1970s. Elvis maintained long-term partnerships with not only the Lanskys, but designers such as Bill Belew - creator of the karate-inspired stage suits that rapidly evolved into the bejewelled jumpsuits of Las Vegas.
Direct from the Graceland archive, the exhibition features a wide range of costumes and ultra-cool outfits, vintage memorabilia, and treasured items from his beloved Graceland home. Fashion highlights include Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding outfits, the repurposed ’68 Special costume he wore to meet President Nixon, the diamond-encrusted Maltese cross necklace designed by Linda Thompson, and a dazzling array of Vegas jumpsuits. Personal treasures include his gold telephone, karate gi, his first-grade crayon box from Tupelo, and the bongos Priscilla gifted him on their first Christmas together in 1959.
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