Visit these Goldfields galleries
1. Bendigo Art Gallery
Established in 1887, this gallery is the jewel in Bendigo’s crown and regularly features world-class temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection includes an extensive selection of contemporary Australian art.
2. Castlemaine Art Gallery
This elegant Art Deco gallery was built in 1931, but the collection was founded in 1913 and includes contributions from Dame Nellie Melba and the family of watercolourist RW Sturgess. It’s also a museum, with a thorough collection of gold-rush artefacts, and a Burke and Wills collection – Burke had been a police superintendent in Castlemaine.
3. The Art Gallery of Ballarat
This gold-rush era gallery is the oldest and largest of its kind in regional Australia. Among other things ,it houses a a major collection of Australian art from the 1880s to present day.