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Art & culture

From renowned galleries, local studios and art spaces to museums and historic theatres – there's always plenty to see and be inspired by in the Goldfields.

Contemporary art

Discover how art has become a driving force behind the region's vibrant and contemporary atmosphere. See the work of local artists on a day browsing through studios in nearby villages and out in the countryside.

The collectors

Stop by private galleries, community art spaces and local retailers to browse or purchase work by local artists. Spend a few days exploring the many celebrated permanent collections of renowned Australian and international artists in the area's galleries.

Old time showtimes

Learn about life on the Goldfields, the lasting heritage of Chinese culture in the region, and enjoy a night of entertainment at some of the oldest and grandest theatres in Victoria.


Art & culture


Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

Art galleries

Bendigo Art Gallery

Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.

Performing arts

Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat

Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.

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Art & culture


See two historic theatres – Ballarat's Her Majesty's Theatre and Castlemaine's Theatre Royal.

Art galleries

The Goldfields is home to fine galleries housing works by renowned international and local artists.


Learn about the discovery of gold in the 1850s, as well as Australia's struggle to become a nation.





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