Noel Hourigan with artwork that will be on display. Photo: Andrew Perryman.


The Queer Country Art Exhibition is a display of art from LGBTI people living in Bendigo and rural Victoria.

The exhibition has formed part of the first ever Bendigo Pride Festival that began last month and is Noel Hourigan’s last after 12 years of involvement.

A small funding grant from the City of Greater Bendigo helps the exhibition showcase the creativity of LGBTI artists and educate the community about its arts culture.

More than 15 artists will be showcased at Dudley House, including self taught local painter Nathan Smith.

Mr Smith has only recently picked up a brush but has been showing his work in Melbourne, with this event his Bendigo debut.

The exhibition concludes this weekend at Dudley House and entry is free.