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Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery)

51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5434 6179
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Thoroughly recommend

All the exhibitions I have visited here have been interesting and well laid out but recently, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorene N
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Bendigo, Australia
Gallery showcasing local talent

Worth popping in to see work by local talent. As well as bespoke furniture, there were cushions... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
ronniesmum2018
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Melbourne, Australia
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Situated in the former historic post office building on Pall Mall, Bendigo, Post Office Gallery is a satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery presenting a dynamic program of exhibitions and events that explore the region’s long and proud history. Drawing on the region’s rich history and archives of seen and unseen treasures, Post Office Gallery showcases artworks, and objects, both domestic and public; letters, personal and official; items modest and significant uniquely in a series of ever changing exhibitions. Under the auspices of Bendigo Art Gallery, the gallery has adopted a unique model of presentation, exploring collections and archives to chronicle the extraordinary stories and histories - personal, regional and universal - of the individuals, groups and events underpinning the city and its inhabitants. History On 30 September 1887, following four years of construction, the Sandhurst Public Offices on Pall Mall were officially opened (during the city’s prosperous gold era), and this grand Renaissance Revival style building operated as the city’s post office for over a century, until Australia Post established their new city facility at the corner of Williamson and Hargreaves Streets in 1996. Since then, the former Post Office has become residence to Bendigo’s tourist information centre, and with its prime position in the heart of town, council recognised an opportunity to put the building to even greater public use by establishing a place for the display and interpretation of the region’s rich and dynamic history. A provincial city recognised for its heritage and culture, Bendigo’s attractions feature many well known institutions, including Bendigo Art Gallery, the Capital Theatre, the Golden Dragon Museum, the Central Deborah Mine and Bendigo Tramway’s Talking Trams. However, to date there has never been a traditional ‘social history’ museum, a venue where significant collections, artefacts and material that explore the broadest possible history of the region can be exhibited and enjoyed. The Post Office Gallery highlights this social history element to the community’s cultural foundation, by providing the residents of the City of Greater Bendigo and its many visitors with a vital focal point for its long and proud history. And by employing a ‘gallery’ model, with a changing annual exhibition program, Post Office Gallery makes possible a continual exploration of the region’s heritage whilst also ensuring operational sustainability, broad engagement, and strong and ongoing community involvement.
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51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the exhibitions I have visited here have been interesting and well laid out but recently, with guests, I saw the banking exhibition. Everything from the strong boxes for the gold, the miner’s rights, early coins, pre decimal currency and decimal currency with the song...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Worth popping in to see work by local talent. As well as bespoke furniture, there were cushions, crockery and other decorative items.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Bendigo was extremely lucky to have benefitted from the wealth brought by the discovery of gold, and the subsequent development of the local economy. It has many glorious examples of nineteenth and early twentieth Century architecture which have been preserved and well maintained. The Post...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Small gallery space with interesting exhibits that change regularly. It often contains collections of social memorabilia or social history. Right next to the Visitor Centre so if you are new to Bendigo you can find out what else there is to see and do at...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Enjoyed the well presented exhibition. In particular the interesting old photos of pubs from the early days

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting the Post Office Gallery. Kind regards, Mark

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I was passing by on the way from the Art Gallery to the Golden Dragon Museum, and thought I'd have a look. Entry was free, and the attendant was helpful. There was a temporary exhibition inside showing aerial photos of Bendigo past and present, with...More

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review and thank you for dropping in. Unfortunately the exhibitions ends this weekend. Our next exhibition is Taverns to Temperance: Pubs of Bendigo. A great history of the pubs and drinking culture of Bendigo. Kind regards, Mark

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

A lovely, well-maintained and well-curated little gallery at the Bendigo Visitor Centre that's well worth a visit. When we were there, the Composing Objects exhibition was on.

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Mark O, Guest Relations Manager at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us here at Post Office Gallery. Glad you enjoyed Composing Objects. See you again soon. Kind regards, Mark

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

great place to buy unique and interesting gifts, especially to send overseas. Quality and not to pricey, either :)

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Post Office Gallery is a multi purpose space that has some interested art works, some interesting historical items and some of the best souvenirs in Bendigo. Bendigo just hasn't got many places where souvenirs are available - about the only other place is the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

There are always good exhibits on display, a recent one on local collector's items was excellent, also local artists work on display. Lovely gift shop with local works available to buy.

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