Djaa Djuwima is a dedicated and permanent First Nations Gallery on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, located at the Bendigo Visitor Centre on Pall Mall.
This gallery marks an exciting and important cultural step in reconciliation, to better understand, recognise and respect the living culture and creativity of the Traditional Custodians of the land. Djaa Djuwima means to ‘show, share Country’ in Dja Dja Wurrung language.
For First Nations artists, this is a safe place for creative and cultural expression, to explore identity, heritage and connection.
Djaa Djuwima is owned and managed by the City of Greater Bendigo.
Exhibitions are curated by the Arts Officer First Nations who is supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and Elders through the Wartaka (‘meeting with purpose’) group.
Image: Visitor to Djaa Djuwima's inaugural exhibition Djaa Djuwima - Gutangarr Dja Dja Wurrung Djayi (‘you are on/in Dja Dja Wurrung Country’), November 2022 - May 2023.
Bendigo Visitor Centre
51-67 Pall Mall
Bendigo VIC 3550
T: (03) 5434 6100
Cost: Free entry
Open daily 9am-5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Djaa Djuwima has wheelchair access via a ramp to the right side of the building. Accessible parking is available at the front of the building on Pall Mall.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.