Bendigo Visitor Centre unveils new mural
Bendigo Visitor Centre will tomorrow unveil a new mural which features some of Bendigo’s most iconic scenes, such as the Alexandra Fountain, the Bendigo Town Hall, the Rosalind Park Poppet Head and a Bendigo tram.
Created by local artist Frankie O, the mural captures many of the images experienced by a visitor to Bendigo.
The Bendigo Visitor Centre is located in one of Bendigo’s most prestigious historic buildings and welcomes 100,000 visitors and locals through the door every year.
City of Greater Bendigo Manager Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said Bendigo was renowned as an arts and culture destination.
“With our internationally acclaimed Bendigo Art Gallery exhibitions and Bendigo this year hosting the inaugural Regional Centre for Culture and White Night, art really is central to the visitor experience,” Mr Karamaloudis said.
“The Bendigo Visitor Centre supports local artists via a range of programs through the Living Arts Space and Uniquely Bendigo gift store.
“We are pleased to be able to demonstrate our commitment to arts and culture by commissioning this mural and we hope visitors will engage with it.”
The mural will be on display in the centre for about two years and visitors will be able to take a ‘selfie’ with the work or buy a souvenir featuring the work.
At the end of the exhibition period the work will be removed and donated to a local charity for auction.
The artist was paid $2,500 for the commission.