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What's on - School Holiday Program

Imagine, design and create at our special children’s holiday workshops. Use a variety of materials to make your own unique art or craft piece based on art works in our permanent collection and our special exhibition program. 

Workshops for children aged 4 to 7 ($8.00 per child) and 8 to 14 years ($11.00 per child).  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  For all enquiries and bookings please contact the  Gallery 03 5434 6088.


Holiday program 28 June - 7 July 2016

These school holidays our art workshops are inspired by the special exhibition on at Post Office Gallery Eclectic Treasures: Bendigo’s private collections and a range of Indigenous works of art in our permanent collection. Workshops are for children aged 4 to 14 years.

Download the school holiday program brochure here.



Holiday Workshops

28 June to 7 July

Bookings are essential for all workshops and payment must be made at time of booking. Workshop dates may be swapped but unfortunately no refunds are available.


4 – 7 Years

Cost $8.00 per child per session. Accompanying adults free! All students participating in these workshops must be accompanied by an adult.

Stories and shadows – Collage

Inspired by Indigenous artist Karla Dickens’s colourful art works, this workshop will focus on both collage and stories. To begin, children will explore the vintage materials and shadow imagery Karla incorporates in her art. Then in the Gallery studio space children will delight in selecting their own materials and images to tell their story. Like Karla, children will have the opportunity to create their collage using both fabrics and an assortment of colourful papers and pens.

11:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday 28 June and 5 July
1:15 – 2:15pm Wednesday 29 June and 6 July


Dreamtime – Sculpture

Meet our Aboriginal Mimih Spirit art works in the Gallery, then hear stories about the places the Mimih liked to hide and how they taught Indigenous Australians to hunt and paint. After listening to stories, children will create their own sculptural figures using wire, wool, beads, cardboard tubes and other assorted craft materials.

1:15 – 2:15pm Tuesday 28 June and 5 July
11:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday 29 June and 6 July


8 – 14 Years

Cost $11.00 per child per session

Collections that inspire – Printmaking with lino

This workshop will be held at Post Office Gallery, 51 –67 Pall Mall. This workshop is inspired by the fantastic exhibition Eclectic Treasures: Bendigo’s

private collections now on at Post Office Gallery. To begin, children will view the many different items on display including clocks, stamps, vinyl records, squeaky toys and even an Indian motorcycle. Drawing boards will then be handed out and the children’s favourite items will be drawn in black markers. From these drawings children will develop a design for a lino-cut, which will be then be cut and printed in the workshop.

11:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 3:00pm Thursday 30 June and 7 July


Vintage animal squeaky toys 1950s – 1970s. Collection Denis Chapman, photograph Ian Hill



Vintage animal squeaky toys 1950s – 1970s. Collection Denis Chapman, photograph Ian Hill



Bookings for all workshops essential – 03 5434 6088

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View St
Bendigo VIC 3550


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