Art | Chilling out with cool, creative winter fun

INTERACTIVE: The gallery encourages people to immerse themselves in the artistic experience which includes fun activities like Portrait Play.
INTERACTIVE: The gallery encourages people to immerse themselves in the artistic experience which includes fun activities like Portrait Play.

Bendigo Art Gallery is pleased to offer a range of activities for visitors of all ages during the winter months, including artist talks, drawing programs with locally-based artists, opportunities for ongoing learning and family-focussed activities.

Programs and events are an essential part of the service the gallery provides to the community, affording a variety of ways for individuals to engage with the visual arts.

Saturday July 14, 1-4pm 

Drop in and draw!: Bendigo Artists Inc with the support of Bendigo Art Gallery is again offering a clothed figure drawing session at the gallery. Adults and children are invited to drop in and draw any time between 1 and 4pm.

Several artists will be on hand to guide and encourage those who take part. Dry media only, no charcoal or pastel. RSVP preferred. Free.

Wednesday July 18, 10am

Art & Tea, La Trobe Arts Institute, 121 View St, 10am Morning tea, 10:30am Guest speaker event: From women’s rights and marriage equality to climate change, Michelle Stevenson, Senior Curator of Politics and Society at Museums Victoria, will discuss some of the ways this is occurring in museums today.

Presented by the Friends of Bendigo Art Gallery.  Hearing loop available. No bookings required, limited numbers. Free.

Friday July 20, 12.30pm

Curator’s Talk: Bankrolling Bendigo, Post Office Gallery, Pall Mall: Join exhibition curator Emma Busowsky Cox for an introduction to Bankrolling Bendigo: building a city.

Free.

Thursday July 26, 11am-12pm

Lecture: Collecting Gold, La Trobe Arts Institute, 121 View St:  Join Dermot Henry, Deputy Director, Sciences at Museums Victoria for some fascinating insights into significant gold nugget finds in Victoria, and the process of recording them.

Free, bookings preferred.

Friday July 27, 9.30am 

Stroller Tour: Enjoy a private gallery tour on wheels prior to opening hours especially for parents/carers with babies. In this session a Gallery Educator will select a group of artworks for a lively discussion around the meaning and making of art and the lives of artists.

The tour will end in the Gallery Café. $6 includes a tea/coffee. Bookings essential.

Crying babies welcome!

Daily

Mini Activity: Check out the mini activity area in the Cohn Family Gallery!

Visitors are encouraged to take time during their visit to create their own artistic responses to the works on display.

For more information on exhibitions, programs and events go to www.bendigoartgallery.com.au or phone 54346088 for bookings.