Mark your calendars, Bendigo! In celebration of the 90th anniversary of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting a free exhibition from the 27th May to 27th August. Take a nostalgic journey through time, revisiting iconic moments, inspiring women, and the evolving trends of fashion and style as seen in the pages of this enduring magazine.
This special exhibition pays homage to the pioneering women who have shaped the Weekly. Remember Dorothy Drain, the brave war correspondent who reported from the frontlines of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam? Her legacy, along with those of other trailblazers, is honored here.
Step into the world of fashion, viewing exquisite garments by leading Australian designers as worn by notable personalities. Remember the crochet wedding dress from the 70s? It's there too!
The heartwarming charm of Australian homes is also spotlighted, featuring everything from craft projects to interior design inspirations, and of course, the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book.
Dive deep into the past and relive the journey of the Australian Women's Weekly as it influenced and mirrored the evolving Australian society. Come along, immerse yourself in our shared history, and honor the legacy of the women who have made this magazine an enduring Australian icon.🇦🇺