|Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|16 Mar 19 - 14 Jul 19
We are open everyday including all public holidays over Easter as well as Anzac day, 10am to 5pm.
Tudors to Windsors traces the history of the British monarchy through the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. This exhibition highlights major events in British (and world) history from the sixteenth century to the present, examining the ways in which royal portraits were impacted by both the personalities of individual monarchs and wider historical change. Presenting some of the most significant royal portraits, the exhibition will explore five royal dynasties: the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Georgians, the Victorians and the Windsors shedding light on key figures and important historical moments. This exhibition also offers insight into the development of British art including works by the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz.
To bring these royal figures to life, Bendigo Art Gallery has secured key loans of historic fashion, armour and personal effects which will be featured alongside these magnificent and imposing portraits.
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.
Significant lenders: Historic Royal Palaces, Fashion Museum Bath, The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London and Dents, Royal Armouries, FIDM Museum, LA, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria and Art Gallery of South Australia.
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Curator introduction to Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.
Visiting Bendigo? Stay a few days and explore what Bendigo has to offer. Visit Bendigo Tourism's website for accommodation and experience packages created for our Tudors to Windsors exhibition.
Image King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, then the Duke and Duchess of York, on the balcony of State Car 4 in 1927