The Pocket Guide – Artisans of the Bendigo Region

Featured image: Corridor Gallery

Whether you’re visiting the region from other places, or you’re a ‘local’ being a tourist in your own backyard, the pocket guide to visiting the Artisans and Makers of the Bendigo Region is your perfect travelling companion. The guide allows the interested traveller to build their own regional adventure itinerary and visit some of the leading Artisans, Makers and creators of the Bendigo region. The guide has been designed by key destinations within the Bendigo Region to make your journey so much easier. The following is just a snapshot of what is available to be discovered.

Gail Tavener Studio Bendigo                       
Gail Tavener Art Studio“I love to express myself through my paintings and photographs”, says well known Bendigo artist Gail Tavener. An award winning artist Gail combines her love of photography with her intuitive and colourful paintings of a wide range of subjects including Australian birds, landscapes and native flora and fauna. Gail’s works can be seen in her studio at 76 Emmett Street, Golden Square. Visit


Shades of Gray Studio and Gallery – Castlemaine
For twenty three years, Chelly and Peter Gray have created rusty wire works that have graced galleries, private homes, restaurants and corporate spaces. Their work has also been profiled in magazines like Vogue Living, Country Style and Marie Clare. Chelly and Peter have exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide to wide audiences. Peter says “People love the thought that their piece was once a wire fence”. The Shades of Gray Studio and Gallery can be found on the corner of Farnsworth and Brown Streets, Castlemaine. Visit


Inglewood Distillery Museum
Tells the stories of the eucalyptus oil industry through historic artefacts, videos, static displays and a working model distillery. Used widely as a medicinal and cleaning product, the oil is distilled from the “blue eucy” native to the Inglewood-Wedderburn area. The museum provides an interactive experience linking the history and archaeology of how eucalyptus was and is now distilled since the 1890s. This great experience can be visited at 20 Grant St, Inglewood. Visit


Corridor Gallery – Talbot  (Featured Image)
Artist Rosy Hardress of Corridor Gallery creates tea cosies using upcycled and vintage specialty yarns. These aren’t your everyday tea cosies, these are unique works of art in the shapes of houses, trees, bonsai gardens, mushrooms and any number of quirky and colourful designs. The Corridor Gallery is in the Lyons Commercial Hotel Building, Fyffe St. Talbot. Visit

 Pick up your own pocket guide to discover some of the leading Artisans and Makers from the Bendigo Region at Visitor Centres and leading venues throughout the Bendigo Region. For additional regional day trips and more to do in the Bendigo Region, please visit