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Gothic Beauty Victorian Notions of Love, Loss and Spirituality Exhibition

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Gothic Beauty Victorian Notions of Love, Loss and Spirituality exhibition is currently on display at Bendigo Art Gallery until 10 February, 2019.

The exhibition traces early Victorian rituals of mourning and the pursuit of 'pleasurable terror' evident from the 1800s to contemporary times.

Image supplied by Katrina Hall Publicity/Communications

Highlights include a series of significant mourning objects, including an 1882 child's mourning dress from major state collections, first edition novels by Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe and Horace Walpole, miniature memorial portraits and mourning brooches containing intricately woven hair of the deceased, historic works from Aubrey Beardsley; JMW Turner, Herbert Schmalz's iconic Too Late and a 19th century horse-drawn hearse.

Image supplied by Katrina Hall Publicity/Communications

Contemporary artists include Penny Byrne, Bill Henson, Sally Smart, Kate Just, Michael Vale, Julie de Ville, Georgia Metaxas, Michael Needham, Carolyn Dew, Jess Johnson, Janet Beckhouse, Jane Burton, Juz Kitson and more.

If you like something a little different; head to the Bendigo Art Gallery to discover the Gothic Beauty Victorian Notions of Love, Loss and Spirituality exhibition which is showcased until 10 February, 2019.
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Why? An exhibition which inspired Victorian Gothic into Contemporary Art
When: 8 October - 10 February
Phone: (03) 5434 6088
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo
Cost: Free
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