A rich collection of art works is bound to satisfy the senses at the latest exhibition to be held at Dudley House.

The exhibition’s name is Chrysalis – an apt title which represents emerging and more established artists from a variety of backgrounds.

The exhibition is supported by Creative Victoria through the Regional Centre for Culture and the City of Greater Bendigo. The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria.

The exhibition will feature various mediums, such as photography, installation, textiles, painting, sculpture, fashion, and weaving. 

The artists include Janet Bromley, Tashara Roberts, Michellie Charvat, Ian Clark, Hyra Usman, Troy Firebrace, Daikota Nelson, Lizette Vieyra, Akhila Fernando, and Susie Oh.

“I am really excited to curate this exhibition of works from first nations and culturally diverse artists who are living in the Bendigo region”, Forest Keegel, the creative producer of the Emerge Cultural Hub said.

“Some of the artists are established and others are exhibiting for the first time. It is vital for artists to connect with each other and share ideas.”

Artists to watch are contemporary conceptual photo-media artist, Tashara Roberts; post-graduate student from La Trobe Janet Bromley and Troy Firebrace. 

Both Bromley and Firebrace have previously exhibited at Dudley House and enjoy collaborating with local artists. 

Another participant, Michellie Charvat, said she was excited to have an exhibition and be able to interact with other artists.

“No matter what culture, religion, ethnicity or place you have come from there are life lessons and situations that individuals ‘emerge’ from – much like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis,“ she said.

Chrysalis will be held at Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo, February 9-18. 

Gallery hours: Tuesday–Thursday 11–3pm; Friday–Saturday 12–4pm