Special festive shopping night at Bendigo Visitor Centre to support local creatives and makers

Bendigo Visitor Centre is hosting a Festive Shopping Night from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday December 8 where you can find perfect gift ideas for family and friends and enjoy the Living Arts Space’s new exhibition Object Matters – The art of the artefact.

Visitor Services Manager Felicity Martin said the festive shopping night was a great way to support local creatives and makers as part of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Love Your Local campaign this Christmas.

“Take the stress out of shopping and browse our award-winning Uniquely Bendigo collection for great Christmas ideas at our very special Festive Shopping Night at the Bendigo Visitor Centre,” Ms Martin said.

“Our Festive Shopping Night will showcase products made by local and regional creatives, producers and artisans and in return you can choose inspiring Christmas gifts for family members and friends that will be very well-received.

“The collection includes handmade jewellery, ceramics artworks and textiles from local artists and artisans. 

“We also have a fabulous range of produce, delicious treats created by artisanal producers from our renowned gastronomy region as well as other great giftware ideas.

“For our Meet the Maker showcase, we will be welcoming staff from St Anne’s Winery who can answer your questions about wines and the process involved in winemaking.

“Shoppers can also select from a wonderful range of gifts and hampers and purchase gift vouchers that can be used for store items, accommodation or available local experiences and attractions that we sell.

“We’ll have door prizes too so come along for a chance to win the new Bendigo Monopoly board game - three are up for grabs.

“Those attending the shopping night can also enjoy the official opening of Living Arts Space’s latest exhibition at 5pm, Object Matters – The art of the artefact, which is in the Bendigo Visitor Centre.

“This wonderful free exhibition brings together a collection of contemporary works from local artists Emily Dellios, Chandra Paul, Angie Izard and Sam Bloomfield and explores the physical properties and qualities of different materials.

“The talented artists have worked with clay, metal and wood and show an intimate understanding of the materials they work to produce stunning pieces.

“The objects are both practical and purely sculptural exploring contemporary form and function.”

Object Matters – The art of the artefact exhibition opens Saturday December 3 until Sunday February 5, 2023.

The Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall is open 9am to 5pm daily (except Christmas Day).




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