Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|01 Feb 21 - 31 Jul 21|
Bendigo Art Gallery is home to one of Australia’s most significant collections of Australian and European painting, ceramics, and decorative arts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The historic collection is displayed across three classical exhibition courts, modelled in the grand European tradition with fine finishes and high ceilings for spectacular salon hangs.
The current displays trace the evolution of European painting traditions as they were introduced to the colonial Australian context, and the search for a uniquely ‘Australian’ painting vernacular. The displays offer thought-provoking new lenses on the familiar scenes of colonial-era painting, exploring how the visual arts reflected, promoted, and absorbed the spoils of the expanding European Empires.