Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|20 Mar 21 - 11 Jul 21|
Exhibition Dates: 20 March – 11 July 2021
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. 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. 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 20 March 2021 through to Sunday 11 July 2021 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 $12
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 #QuantBendigo or tag us with @BendigoAtGallery 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.
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.
It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant.
- Ernestine Carter
In March 2021, Bendigo Art Gallery will present Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary, a retrospective exhibition on the iconic British fashion designer Dame Mary Quant.
Bendigo is the exclusive Australian venue for this exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition explores the years between 1955 and 1975, when Mary Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and new mass production techniques to create a new look for women. Drawing on the V&A’s extensive fashion holdings, Dame Mary Quant’s Archive and private collections, the exhibition brings together over 110 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches, photographs and even Quant’s own line of fashion dolls, known as Daisy dolls, a rival to Barbie.
Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging London and was a powerful role model for the working woman. Challenging conventions, she popularised the miniskirt, colourful tights and tailored trousers – encouraging a new age of feminism.
Quant’s experimental shop, Bazaar, opened on Chelsea’s King’s Road in 1955 and provided a showcase for her designs. Inspiring young women to rebel against the traditional styles worn by their mothers and grandmothers, Quant soon grew her tiny boutique into an international brand.
Quant boldly capitalised on the opportunities presented by the international demand for British fashion. Her wholesale company, Mary Quant’s Ginger Group, established in 1963, saw her designs sold in British department stores and equivalent retailers in Australia, America, Canada and Europe. Australian women browsed Quant’s designs in Myer and Georges in Melbourne, Mark Foy’s in Sydney and FitzGerald's in Hobart, and later, sewed their own at home using Butterick patterns. Quant’s coveted cosmetics, unmistakably emblazoned with the daisy motif, were seen in The Australian Women’s Weekly and Dolly magazines. Quant quickly became the woman that made fashion less exclusive and more accessible to a new generation.
Ahead of her time in marketing and promotion, Quant herself was the embodiment of the label. Her distinctive, photogenic style and playful energy made her the ultimate ambassador for the brand. From small boutique to international label, Quant revolutionised fashion with energy, flair and rebellion. Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary provides an unrivalled insight into the career of one of Britain’s most revolutionary and important fashion designers.
An exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London