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Bendigo Art Gallery is a unique learning space that provides the opportunity for educators and students to explore the development of the visual arts and gain insights into Australian history, the environment and the nature and growth of Australian society. As well as designing programs around our permanent collection each year, Bendigo Art Gallery offers special international and Australian exhibition programs. 

The education team provides students and teachers with a wide range of tours, workshops and resources that link with many F-10 Curriculum, VCE, VET and VCAL outcomes to provide creative and insightful opportunities to discover the collection and special exhibitions.



Image: Edith Head © Paramount Pictures

The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood Education Program
29 September – 21 January  2018

The Gallery is offering a range of student programs and teacher Professional Development in conjunction with The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood. Visit the student and teacher programpages to find out more of  the programs being run dureing the exhibtion.  

If you are interested in a group student tour of the exhibtion the Gallery will be offering free introductory 15 minute presentations available Monday to Friday subject to availability.  It will introduce students to:
            - The Studio System
            - The role of the costume designer
            - Edith Head’s designs

After the presentation has concluded, teachers are able to self-tour with their students through the exhibition. 

Bendigo Art Gallery education members  - $4 per student
Non members - $5 per student

Please fill in the Student Group Visit Booking Form to book.

Feel free to contact the Education Officers to discuss your viewing needs.
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 03 5434 6088


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Booking Enquiries

Our Education Officers are happy to cater for your group’s visiting needs. Whenever possible, please allow at least one week’s notice when requesting a guided tour.

To arrange a visit and discuss a program for you or your school group, please contact our Education Officers or please fill in our online enquiry form.

Contact details: email [email protected] or call 03 5434 6080 / 03 5434 6082.

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Education Membership

At Bendigo Art Gallery we provide an exciting program for our education members.  Receive discounts on both student and teacher programs and exclusive invitations to participate in special programs and exhibition previews.

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For further information about Bendigo Art Gallery Education, please email or phone our Education Officers:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 03 5434 6088

Bendigo Art Gallery wishes to acknowledge the support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in providing funding through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

Bendigo Art Gallery also acknowledges Gandel Philanthropy as the founding Schools Program Partner of Love Your Gallery, an art education outreach program for regional and rural school students.