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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 courtesy of the Design Museum, Helsinki.

Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 - 2018

3 March – 11 June 2018

Exhibition entry: $4 Bendigo Art Gallery school members; $5 non-members

This exhibition offers students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most dynamic and creative design companies.  Built on a philosophy of joy, freedom, timelessness, colour and pattern, Marimekko designs are a celebration of life.

With more than 60 outfits, original fabrics, homewares, sketches and more this exhibition will engage students with its endless colours, patterns and stories of design. 

Due to the expected popularity of the show there will be no guided visits through the exhibition.  In replace of these education staff are offering a range of presentationsprimary and secondary student workshops and Professional Development.

For all bookings to the exhibition please complete an Marimekko student booking form.


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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.