Living Arts Space

Arts & Culture - Artisans & Galleries Bendigo CBD

Hours: 9:00am to 5.00pm 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day)

Phone: 5434 6060

The Living Arts Space is attached to the Bendigo Visitor's Centre which located at the front of the majestic historic Post Office building, in Bendigo's Pall Mall. The Space offers professional Central Victorian creatives somewhere to showcase their work through carefully curated exhibitions, demonstrations, performative works, workshops and artist talks. The Living Arts Space is greatly enjoyed by visitors and locals alike



Lifelike presents a collection of works from four local artists who work with observational ‘en plein air’ drawing and painting techniques. These artists capture the essence of life in Bendigo, patiently observing the local culture, landmarks and landscapes and interpreting them into realistic depictions of life in this vibrant bustling city. The exhibition will display both works in progress and finished masterpieces so that that the viewer can gain insight into the technical and creative process of working ‘pleinair’.

Terry Jarvis, Shaun Clarke, Meg Holmes and Michael Watson.

Lifelike is free to attend and is open daily from 30 March – 16 June
Opening Celebration Friday 5 April

The Living Arts Space is excited to present live, Plein-air painting demonstrations in Rosalind Park. Come and join the artists from the Lifelike Exhibition as they talk through their techniques and encourage you to have a go at observational drawing and painting. Participating artists include Terry Jarvis, Meg Holmes, Shaun Clarke and Michael Watson.

Saturday 20 April – Shaun Clark and Terry Jarvis
Wednesday 1 May – Terry Jarvis
Saturday 4 May – Meg Holmes
Saturday 18 May – Michael Watson
Saturday 1 June – Michael Watson and Meg Holmes
Saturday 15 June – Shaun Clarke
All times 10am – 11am

If you’d like to participate, meet the artists at the Bendigo Visitor Centre at 9:45am on the dates listed, alternatively, you can find the artists set up in Rosalind Park between the Visitor’s Centre and the Piazza end of the park.

What you need: Some materials are provided for you to join in with the artists on the day but you can also bring along your own.

Are you a Central Victorian creative who is interested in exhibiting in the Living Art Space? Expressions of interest are currently open for the 2023/2024 program. Please see here for more information.

  • Air Conditioning/ Heating
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • High Street Precinct
  • Large Groups Welcome
  • Open 7 Days
  • Pram Friendly
  • Ramp Access

51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia


The Living Arts Space is located in the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre at 51-67 Pall Mall in Bendigo.