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Bendigo Art Gallery to Host Discobolus


Bendigo Art Gallery will host another major yet rare international exhibition on Ancient Greece.
A collection of 100 pieces from The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece exhibition from the internationally renowned British Museum will open in Bendigo in 2014 and will be the 3rd major show at the gallery.

The new exhibit show, offers a diverse selection of key art works from the British Museum’s Greek and Roman collections, also including the renowned Discobolus, from the second century AD.

According to Victorian Premier Denis Napthine, “This is a fantastic and unique opportunity not only for Bendigo, but the whole of Victoria and Australia… The Discobolus is one of the best-known statues in the world and to have it in Bendigo is just unbelievable.”

Moreover, the Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan also highlighted, ”It is 100 pieces varying from sculptural, vases and antiquities. It is a wonderful overview of what was happening 2,000 years ago in the eyes of a Greek mind.”

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