A Night in Paris, Right in Bendigo: Bonjour Bendigo’s Spectacular Opening

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A Parisian dream unfolded in Bendigo! 'Paris: Impressions of Life' dazzles, embodying the soul of 1880-1925 Paris.
The grand opening of “Bonjour Bendigo” transported attendees to the heart of Paris without leaving Bendigo. Held at the prestigious Bendigo Art Gallery, this exclusive exhibition titled “Paris: Impressions of Life 1880–1925” invites locals and visitors alike to stroll through the picturesque streets of historic Paris through the lens of art. Featuring more than 170 artworks and artisan objects from the esteemed Musée Carnavalet, the event unveiled the vibrancy and transformative spirit of Paris during a period marked by artistic innovation and profound social change. Attendees explored seven themed pathways, immersing themselves in the beauty of Belle Époque through the eyes of Jean Béraud, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Signac, and the dynamic prints of Toulouse-Lautrec among others. “Step into a Parisian dream and witness the evolution of modern Paris through art. Don’t miss this journey through time,” was the shared sentiment among the bustling crowd, signaling the beginning of a memorable journey through Paris’s golden age. The exhibition, a testament to Bendigo’s rich cultural offerings, promises an engaging and enlightening experience for all, making it a must-visit this season.

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