365 Places: View Street

Day 14: View Street, Bendigo, Victoria Australia

Today we had a great day discovering a little of Bendigo. We loved visiting this elegant regional city and hope to drop in again one day soon.

My post is about a wonderful street in the middle of town – View Street. What I loved discovering about this place was the many interesting shops and galleries. A lot of the shops have vintage and antique wares, which I adore fossicking through – to discover treasure. In particular, I loved the incredible amount and diversity of vintage jewellery and furniture that we saw. For me these ‘precious’ objects tell a story of a town that was very wealthy, steeped in culture and opulence.  Many of the older buildings also tell this story, with their beautiful stained glass windows and an abundance of copper and wrought iron work.

Back to View Street. We also discovered a great art exhibition in a gallery close to the Bendigo Arts Centre. The exhibition was titled The Beauty in Decay and put together by the A7+ Artists’ Collective. The gallery is located on 60 View Street. Here is a Facebook page with more details. The artist in the exhibition are: Belinda Fraser, Lisa Guzzardi, Sandra Hosking, Jodie Louise Knight, Pat Thwaites, Sarah Wallac-Smith and Judith Warnest.

Here are some pictures of the work in the gallery, including one of Sandra Hosking working in the gallery.