Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Bendigo Art Gallery Guides celebrate 30th anniversary 

Bendigo Art Gallery Guides celebrate 30th anniversary 
April 24, 2019

Past and present Bendigo Art Gallery Guides are celebrating the 30th anniversary since tours began at the gallery. During the past three decades, volunteer guides have been conducting twice-daily tours of permanent collections at Bendigo Art Gallery. They also host introductory talks for special exhibitions, provide tours for visitors with accessibility needs and assist the gallery’s Education Officers.

Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. Bendigo Art Gallery has developed a reputation for an outstanding national and international exhibition program, presenting exhibitions such as Grace Kelly: Style Icon from the Victoria & Albert Museum and Grimaldi Forum and The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum.

Bendigo Art Gallery's collection is extensive and varied. It includes Australian painting, sculpture, ceramics, decorative arts, photography, works on paper from the 19th century to the present day. 

The gallery also delivers a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events alongside significant international and travelling exhibitions, attracting diverse audiences from across Victoria, and from metropolitan Melbourne.

Acting Director Bendigo Art Gallery Gaye Harrington said the gallery guides have played an integral role at the gallery over the past 30 years.

Harrington advised “the City would like to thank past and present guides who have volunteered their time and contributed greatly to the smooth running of the gallery.

“We are so grateful for the guides’ enthusiasm and commitment and their strong desire to share their understanding of the gallery’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

“It’s a remarkable achievement that we’re now celebrating 30 years since the tours began.”

The guides undertake an initial 12-month training course and are involved in regular ongoing education sessions to keep up to date when works are added to the gallery’s permanent collection and for when they are hosting tours for the gallery’s major exhibitions.

The volunteer guides also pay regular visits to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, as well as regional and interstate galleries to enhance their knowledge.

The gallery guides recently hosted the Association of Australian Gallery Guiding Organisations four-day conference in Bendigo, which attracted 250 guides from across the country. It was the first time that the event was held here.

Invited past and present gallery guides will celebrate the 30th anniversary with a special afternoon tea this Friday (26th April).

Related Articles

28th February 2018 - New Melbourne art gallery grows from private collection

15th January 2018 - New tourism figures show visitors are staying longer in the Bendigo region

13th August 2017 - Hollywood costume designer’s work to be exhibited at Bendigo Art Gallery

20th April 2017 - Denton Corker Marshall wins new Shepparton Art Museum architecture competition

27th November 2013 - Study reveals the impact of Public Art Museums

11th June 2013 - Museums drive economic and cultural transformation

20th November 2012 - MONA grabs global interest but Tasmania needs to up spending on tourism marketing


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

SOLARWISE NSW DOLPHIN TECH

Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

IP HUB

Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business