Bendigo Art Gallery

A: 42 View St, Bendigo, VIC Australia

P: +61 3 5434 6088


Located in Bendigo, Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. Its collection is extensive, with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from the 1800s, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art.

Over the last decade, the gallery has cemented a reputation for presenting innovative international exhibitions alongside a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events. Bendigo Art Gallery members are part of a social network of people who support the visual arts. Become a member and you will enjoy discounted tickets to its exhibition and events program, receive benefits through its network, and invitations to special member events. Membership costs $50.


Held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize attracts some of Australia’s most accomplished artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The prize provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey contemporary painting by established and emerging artists from across Australia. The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice. The prize is a non-acquisitive 3 cash award of $15,000.


  • Cafe
  • Free guided tours
  • Gallery shop
  • Historic building
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes


Group Exhibition: Paris, Impressions of Life 1880–1925

Bendigo Art Gallery takes visitors on a journey through the lively and picturesque streets of historic Paris.

Marikit Santiago: The kingdom, the power

Bendigo Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by Marikit Santiago.

Brodie Ellis, Paul Kane and John Wolseley: Essays on Earth

Bendigo Art Gallery presents work by Brodie Ellis, John Wolseley and Paul Kane.

Group Exhibition: In Our Time

Bendigo Art Gallery in partnership with La Trobe Art Institute presents four decades of art from China and beyond - the Geoff Raby Collection

Group Exhibition: Treasures of Dai Gum San

Bendigo Art Gallery showcases chinese artistry from the Golden Dragon Museum

Richard Lewer wins 2020 Paul Guest Prize

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist takes out $15,000 prize with bushfire-inspired charcoal drawing.