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Bendigo Art Gallery's Jess Bridgfoot talks her path to becoming director, launching Elvis and future developments

Chris Pedler
By Chris Pedler
Updated May 20 2022 - 12:39am, first published May 18 2022 - 8:30pm

In 2011, Jess Bridgfoot was a visitor to the Bendigo Art Gallery when she came face-to-face with a Vivienne Westwood-designed wedding dress worn by Dita Von Teese.

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Chris Pedler

Chris Pedler

Journalist and entertainment writer

Chris has been with the Bendigo Advertiser for more than 10 years. He has great passion for the performing arts and is very supportive of the Bendigo live music scene. Outside of the news world Chris plays golf and, regardless of the result, loves watching St Kilda play in the AFL. He loves community theatre and has performed on stage with the Bendigo Theatre Company and worked with Baldrick himself, Tony Robinson. Story tips: chris.pedler@austcommunitymedia.com.au