Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality

Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spiritualityGothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality

06 OCT 18 - 10 FEB 19

Bendigo Art Gallery

The publication of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto in 1764, marked a turning point in literature, art and society, sparking a keen interest in dark, psychological narratives with a focus on a heightened emotional state.

By the early nineteenth century Gothic literature had become commonplace and had particular appeal to middle and upper class women as both writers and readers.

These thrilling stories undoubtedly offered an escape from the sheltered and dull lives dictated for them by society. These ideals were manifested through art and society and Gothic Beauty takes inspiration from the earliest incarnations; traversing the physical embodiment through an exploration of the regimented ritual of mourning in the Victorian era to the metaphysical through art and literature.

This exhibition traces the Victorian gothic into contemporary art, bringing together the work of a variety of artists who explore these ideas including: Bill Henson, Jess Johnson, Jane Burton, Janet Beckhouse and Julia deVille.


When & Where


Date/s: Saturday 6th October 2018  -  Sunday 10th February 2019

Times: Open daily 10am - 5pm

Venue || Location


 Bendigo Art Gallery  show

⊜ 42 View Street Bendigo 3550 | Map
Bendigo Art Gallery42 View Street, Bendigo, , 3550
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