• Made in Bendigo

Bendigo is brimming with enterprising local artisans who love to share their talents. Seek out the city’s makers to get a taste of their passion and take home a unique souvenir of your visit.

Say hi to Hayley at Indulge Chocolates; Bendigo’s only artisan chocolatier prides herself on the Taste of Bendigo range, which combines Belgian chocolate with local honey, Shiraz, famous Castlemaine Rock and Pyramid Hill salt. Sweet tooths will also love Bendigo Brittle. This handmade peanut product features at several boutiques and cafes, or meet the maker herself at a local market.

  • View Street Arts Precinct

View Street has been the beating heart of Bendigo’s arts and cultural offerings since 1890 when the architect William Charles Vahland restyled the Volunteer Orderly Room (1867) as a gallery. The Bendigo Art Gallery façade has changed with each new chapter in the city. It’s one of Australia’s oldest and most highly-regarded public galleries, combining heritage and stunning modern extensions to host exhibitions of international significance.

  • Performing Arts

“There’s an amazing array of performing arts experiences on offer here in Bendigo. Children’s and family theatre, intimate theatre, physical theatre – it’s all happening. Even the talented Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Circus Oz are taking to our stages!” David Lloyd, Manager of Capital Venues & Events.

With over 107,000 people coming through the doors for over 380 performances in 2017, Bendigo is continuing to shine when it comes to performing arts.

  • Discover our Cultural Attractions

The Bendigo region is on both Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country, whose ancestors and their descendants are the traditional owners. The city acknowledges their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

Where to Find Bendigo's Best Street Art

Bendigo has long been a haven for creative types. And if its beautiful scenery and historic buildings aren’t already enough to capture your attention, a bunch of amazing artists and made it more colourful adding their own creative touches all over the city.

Get your camera ready for some of Bendigo’s ultimate selfie hot spots and immerse yourself. Find local, national and international works in renowned galleries and on our streets. And to think we’ve only touched the surface…

  • Blues & Roots

“Our live music scene is now one to be envied - and that’s not my opinion, that’s what I hear from everyone who comes and experiences Bendigo for themselves.” Colin Thompson - Director, Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival"

The grass is bluer in Bendigo. From humble grass root beginnings to the emerging music scene that is blues and roots, Bendigo is fast becoming known for its unique blues scene. You can slip into a laneway, step into a church or descend a staircase to below street level to experience the blues.

Want to experience and meet Bendigo’s arts community? From one of the largest art galleries in regional Australia to funky laneways will local street arts, here is a self-guided Artists Walk to get you started.

Close by, there is an abundance of artists in residence at the Bendigo Pottery, only a 10 minute drive from the CBD, Forest Gallery nestled in the heart of the Wellsford Forest and Gail Tavener Art Studio only minutes away.

 

 

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