Announcing… Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018 3 March – 11 June 2018

Established during the golden age of post-war Modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the 1960s and 1970s with its bold screen prints and Pop Art-style graphics.

A large-scale exhibition highlighting the history and relevance of the Marimekko brand will open at Bendigo Art Gallery in March 2018 and is an Australian exclusive.

This exhibition traces the brand’s meteoric rise from the 1950s to the present, and explores the dualities that define its aesthetic. Iconic fabric patterns and unconventional ready-to-wear outfits brought colour and informality to an otherwise self-conscious fashion world.

We are now taking accommodation bookings for this exciting new exhibition for those wanting to stay a little longer in Bendigo.

Another satisfied visitor to Benstay

Excellent – very clean, quiet and a great location

Benstay was clean and quiet, and our little pug Barney was secure and comfy. The extra touches such as clean dog beds and sheets to cover furniture made you feel like pets really are welcome.

From Natalie, Submitted on

17 October 2017

Paddock to Plate in CentralVictoria

A Sense of Place: Food, Wine and Recipes in Central Victoria
Following the success of Sonia Anthony’s ‘Market To Paddock To Plate’ tour, join us on a journey around Central Victoria and meet food and wine producers who are ensuring they are making their land and their community a better place – as well as creating fabulous produce.
Sonia, a renowned chef who co-owns the hatted restaurant, Masons of Bendigo, also shares a number of simple, easy recipes showcasing this fabulous produce and reminding us all that a taste of home is often best. A Sense Of Place is a beautiful, full colour paperback written by local author Amy Doak – $18

Join us at ‘The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood – Industry Preview’

Join us at Bendigo Art Gallery for an exclusive overview and viewing of the newest exhibition The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood on Monday, October 9. Enjoy refreshments on arrival with the opportunity to network with industry partners. Keep an eye out for your invitation which will be sent out in the upcoming week. In the meantime, more information can be found via the Tourism Portal.

Emily’s on Weeroona

We have completed our relocation from Benstay Blue to Emily’s on Weeroona. We would like to thank all our visitors who have visited us and enjoyed the large pet friendly block and three bedroomed house at Benstay Blue. We hope that most of you will be able to now enjoy the newer unit at Emily’s on Weeroona and all the delights that the Bendigo region offer to our visitors.

A new Pet friendly place to stay

We are proud to open another pet friendly unit in Bendigo.

This one is also in Weeroona ave so is close to Lake Weeroona, the Bendigo CBD, the Arts, and sports precincts in View st and Rosalind gardens and also the Medical precinct centred around the new Bendigo base Hospital, it is also a 5 minute drive to the Bendigo Exhibition centre.

It offers a comfortable stay for both you and your pets, which are allowed inside. Free WiFi, off street car parking and a lock up garage are also provided in this recently renovated 2 bedroom unit.

We are offering a queen bed and a double bed in this 2 bedroom unit and the usual high level of cleanliness will be maintained, as it has been in our other units.