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Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Bendigo


If Bendigo hasn't previously been on your travel hit list, then it should be. This grand Victorian regional centre manages to attract world-class exhibitions, and the latest offering is not to be missed! The incredible Marilyn Monroe exhibition is currently showing at the Bendigo Art Gallery until 10 July 2016.

Marilyn remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in the history of cinema. This comprehensive exhibition brings together more than twenty of her original film and performance costumes, her personal affects and numerous dresses and accessories from Marilyn's personal wardrobe.

The groundbreaking collaboration between Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox allows unprecedented access to twelve of Marilyn's films, including glamorous studio portraits and film posters. Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery, the costumes, personal clothing and artefacts have been drawn from private collections around the world and have never before been seen in Australia.


Stay a few days and explore Bendigo. There's plenty to see and do in this vibrant regional centre whether you're holidaying with kids or sans kids looking for a relaxed weekend getaway, Bendigo is a great cultural destination. Dine at award winning restaurants, browse shopping precincts and boutiques, relive the gold rush by visiting the nearby attractions and taste wines and produce from local farms & vineyards.

Bendigo is 90 minutes from Melbourne and there are some delightful towns to stop at along the way or simply take your time and explore the region. Bendigo has a great deal of history, particularly from the gold rush period which is evident in the wealth of beautiful buildings and monuments to view, including the current enormous statue of Marilyn Monroe. Bendigo Art Gallery secured Seward Johnson's iconic eight metre tall sculpture called "Forever Marilyn" which has previously been seen in Chicago and Palm Springs, USA and makes its international debut in Bendigo.


Where to Eat in Bendigo

For fine dining, try Masons of Bendigo Nestled under a chic black awning on Queen Street in the heart of Bendigo's bustling CBD you'll find a modern, sophisticated restaurant with a welcoming relaxed ambience.

Rocks on Rosalind is housed in the historic National Bank walls overlooking beautiful Rosalind Park and the Alexandra Fountain. The impressive restaurant features the original stone clad vault, high ceilings and large arched windows. Or head to Rocks Underground with leather chesterfield private booths, plush velvet chairs and ottomans to chill out and enjoy a late night drink.

Head to The Dispensary to enjoy a cocktail or two, located in hip Chancery Lane. The Dispensary is also offering a "Some Lunch it Hot" two course lunch with glass of boutique wine for $40pp (Tuesday-Saturday) during the duration of the Marilyn Monroe exhibition, which sounds like the perfect post-exhibition plan.


Where to Stay in Bendigo
If you're heading to Bendigo to experience some art & culture then you must stay at Art Series Hotel - The Schaller Studio. Drawing from the artistic and cultural overtones of Bendigo, The Schaller Studio is inspired by Australian artist Mark Schaller's working studio. With large edgy communal spaces, rooms filled with original artwork, large-scale sculptures and mosaics across the landscaped gardens, it's a truly inspiring hotel. Rooms from $145 per night.

Marilyn Monroe exhibition from Saturday 5 March until Sunday 10 July 2016 and is open daily at Bendigo Art Gallery. Adult exhibition ticket prices $25.00 with family passes and concession tickets available. Click here for details and ticket information.

Plan your winter mini-break in Bendigo and see the Marilyn Monroe Exhibition. Book The Schaller Studio online at alluxia with no booking or credit card fees and best rate guarantee.

Have you been to Bendigo lately? Tell us what you love or what we should add to the list of what to see and do in Bendigo.

Image credit: Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Advertiser, Masons
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