Bendigo Life

Bendigo to Paris to Rotterdam

  Set among the traditional gallery rooms and historical artworks, the Bendigo Art Gallery’s current exhibition, New Histories is bound to provoke much interest. New Histories is based on curator Jessica Bridgfoot’s proposal of asking contemporary artists to respond...

Overcoming stigma

  As the choreographer and writer of this remarkable performance piece, Stigma, Darren Vizar wanted to create a work with a strong message. “I created this work because I have lived with HIV and have been stigmatised because of it,’ he said. “I’m sick of it, it’s...

Garden to bloom

  COUNCIL will open the new $4.6 million Garden for the Future at Bendigo Botanic Gardens White Hills on Sunday. A free community event featuring local bands, food trucks, barbecue, displays, tours and kids activities from 10am to 2pm will help launch the new gardens,...

Greta brings it home

  To coincide with her latest album Home, soprano Greta Bradman will perform live on Friday, June 29 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo. Home, which was released earlier this month, is a tribute to Bradman’s homeland featuring songs which encapsulate the essence of...

Slow Art at the gallery

  A slow, delicious afternoon awaits visitors this Saturday afternoon at the Bendigo Art Gallery. As part of the Slow Art Day international movement the gallery is inviting visitors to look at six particular art works under the guidance of volunteer guide Heather...

The art of collaboration

  The La Trobe Art Institute is hosting a series of art events and exhibitions on the theme of collaborations – hence the title Collaboratory. The two exhibitions are distinguished by a sense of fun and intrigue. In the North Gallery, there’s the highly regarded...

Gypsy music on fire

  TEN-string guitarist Matthew Fagan returns to Bendigo, his place of birth, with Czech violinist Romana Geermans next weekend. Gypsy Fire is a live show performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity featuring gypsy swing jazz, eastern European gypsy and...

Film festival includes all

  THIS year marks the 15th annual Bendigo Queer Film Festival. After securing three years worth of funding from council last year organisers say they have a brilliant list of films, including the French feature BPM and the opening night film from America The Feels....

Bean project and Currie

From the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the Old Church on the Hill come The Bean Project, a vibrant brass-folk quintet blending the raw sounds of folk, jazz and singer-songwriter – most aptly described as the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire. It’s...


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