There’s lots to do in Bendigo at the moment!
Be sure to check out the Bendigo and Heathcote Visitor Guide. You can pick up a copy at the Bendigo Visitor Centre located at 51 – 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo and contactable at 1800 813 153. Of course we always recommend visiting the latest exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery and the current exhibition Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 – 2018 is no exception.
Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the 1960s and 70s with its bold screen prints and pop-art style graphics.
It’s interesting to see the original print designs with examples of how these designs were used to create gorgeous dresses and outfits as well as various other applications.
Leanne Fitzgibbon, the exhibition curator says that Marimekko “is about bringing joy to everyday life through visual art”
We certainly experienced joy when we saw the exhibition. The bright colours and bold designs made us smile. We even recognised some of the prints straight from furnishings we had in the 70’s.
Marimekko is on in Bendigo until 11 June 2018.