Post Office Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550
|11 Oct 19 - 23 Feb 20|
In literature, a vignette is a short scene that captures an important and defining detail about a character or element of a story. Vignettes are mostly descriptive; they are not complete plots or narratives. Vignettes are small parts of a larger work, and can only exist as pieces of a whole story.
In a similar way, a collection of historical artworks and objects contains distinct pieces that have been acquired over time. A collection often develops according to both chance and opportunity, and may predominantly represent prevailing historical narratives. Our understanding of history, however, can also be enhanced by considering what, or who, may have been omitted. Who has been telling the story?
Drawn from the collections of Bendigo Art Gallery, this exhibition presents vignettes of Bendigo’s history, as captured in portraits and objects linked with significant people, places and moments in our city’s past and present histories.