Art News

Looking for Itt
Bendigo Weekly
The Broadway adaptation of The Addams Family is coming to town, courtesy of the Bendigo Theatre company – and now is your chance to be part of the show. Actors who are keen to perform at the new Ulumbarra Theatre in July are encouraged to audition. The Bendigo Theatre Company are ..
26-Feb-2016
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Arts focus
Bendigo Weekly
Two in Tune exhibition An exciting new exhibition called Two in Tune will be officially opened in the Bendigo Visitor Centre’s Living Arts Space at 2pm this Saturday, May 16. The Two in Tune exhibition features the work of artist/printmaker Bridget Farmer and ceramicist Minna Graha..
15-May-2015
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Green light for art
Dianne Dempsey
It’s a long way from Bendigo to New York, but artist Denise Green has achieved a fascinating symbiosis between aspects of the central Victorian landscape and the more abstract forms of art she has been developing in her New York studio. Her exhibition, Form and Subjectivity as Parado..
17-Apr-2015
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The Quircus comes to town
Bendigo Weekly
The Quircus is a collaborative project of Bendigo designers Leah Hartley and Dale Harris, showcasing their latest limited edition prints. This exhibition is both an entity through which the duo can explore their love of illustration, as well as a vibrant, fantastical land in which to esc..
14-Jul-2014
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Art draws support
Bendigo Weekly
Local artists have united to raise money for Maubisse in East Timor by creating a selection of more than 50 paintings, drawings and photographs. They go on sale via a silent auction at Dudley House tonight at 7pm. Committee chairman Barry Secombe said all works have been inspired by the peo..
08-Nov-2013
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Stellmach’s dramatic impact
Bendigo Weekly
In 2008, Australian artist Natascha Stellmach installed a joint in a commercial Berlin gallery, containing cannabis and the alleged ashes of Kurt Cobain. An international call was sent out – via press release – inviting six volunteers to join her in smoking the ashes of the dead rock ..
20-Sep-2013
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King of the cossie
Bendigo Weekly
KING Kong will reign in Bendigo this month as The Costumes of King Kong takes centre stage at the Capital Theatre. The free photographic exhibition will run September 27 to 30 to celebrate the visionary work of Australian designer Roger Kirk. The exhibit will showcase the costume sketch developm..
20-Sep-2013
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Experimenta speaks
Bendigo Weekly
One of the most outstanding pieces in the Experimenta Speak to Me exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery is Katie Turnbull’s Modern Vanitas. Like all good art it operates on several layers. First call would be to describe it as an animated sculpture which consists of three turntables. The vi..
13-Sep-2013
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Painting the Gossans
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo artist Pauline Mathrick’s exhibition opened at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre on Wednesday. Curiously titled The Gossans, Mathrick explores the nature of local landscape through exposed quartz outcrops and reefs. While many of these geological features have been uncha..
13-Sep-2013
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Kangaroo Flat puts art back on display
Bendigo Weekly
ART is back on display in Kangaroo Flat. An exhibition is being held in the Y Community Hall in Lockwood Road. The exhibition is the eighth Annual one being held by Y Service Club. Opening night is tonight starting at 6.30pm with drinks and gourmet snacks provided with a $10 ticket price. ..
12-Sep-2013
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The call is out for art works
Bendigo Weekly
The COG, a hub for Bendigo’s young people, community and businesses, is looking for 10 new permanent art works to decorate the newly-created space. This is an exciting opportunity for young artists aged between 12 and 25 years to exhibit their work and receive public recognition for their s..
19-Jul-2013
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Mortimore artworks on view
Bendigo Weekly
Drawing landscape, figurative painting, waterscape, still life and even surrealism. Fifty works of art from the Mortimore Art Prize are on show this weekend at Dudley House in View Street. Now in its eighth year, the prize was set up by Dubbo-based art-lover Mike Coward, to fill what he perceive..
07-Jun-2013
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Mapping of the landscape
Bendigo Weekly
there’s an excellent program of events accompanying the new exhibition just opened at the Post Office Gallery, Mapping Great Change: the landscape of central Victoria. You might need to book, however, as some of those events, such as the visit to artist John Wolseley’s studio in the Wh..
28-Mar-2013
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Remembering a standout pioneer priest
Rosemary Sorensen
A WORN teacup and a shiny silver cruet set are part of a small exhibition commemorating the life of Henry Backhaus. These items, and various written documents, are on show in the entry foyer of the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre foyer, along with a timeline of the first Catholic priest o..
07-Sep-2012
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Wool takes centre stage
Rosemary Sorensen
FASHIONISTAS, farmers and fans of all things woolly will make fashion history at the 2012 Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on July 20 to 22. A record number of visitors are expected to join the seven Women of Wool, selected to share their love of the fibre, at the Sheep Show’s..
06-Jul-2012
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Window onto time
Rosemary Sorensen
When he pitched the idea for a projection artwork to celebrate 150 years of Bendigo Rail, Paul Fletcher didn’t factor in how hard it would be to whitewash huge arched windows. The Lockwood artist last night launched The Railways Time Machine. It is a continuous-loop video projecte..
15-Jun-2012
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Style icon an art gallery record breaker
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Art Gallery’s Grace Kelly Style Icon exhibition has now reached over 85,000 tickets sold, breaking all previous records for exhibition attendance. The previous exhibition record at Bendigo Art gallery was 75,000 for the Golden Age of Couture in 2010. Extraordinarily, the exhibiti..
03-May-2012
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Archibald Prize goes to fanciful self-portrait
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Storrier's painting based on a 16th-century worky by Hieronymous Bosch has taken out this year's Archibald Prize. "The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) was announced as the winner today at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Storrier was born in Sydney and now lives in Bathurst. ..
30-Mar-2012
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Simon's "Eyes" tops People's Choice
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo artist Simon Penrose has taken out the People's Choice award in this year's Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. The Californian Gully photographer adds the $2500 prize to his $5000 award in the Works on Paper section. His photograph "Eyes are the Windows to the Soul is a portrait of..
28-Mar-2012
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Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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