JCB, with Clare Design and Openwork, is delivering a major redevelopment for the Bendigo Art Gallery, one of Australia’s oldest and largest regional galleries.

Supporting the City of Greater Bendigo’s aspiration to be the world’s most liveable community, the reimagined Gallery will create a globally competitive experience for visitors and attract world-leading touring exhibitions.

Through Traditional Custodian engagement, the design is grounded in and celebrates the deep living histories of Dja Dja Wurrung Country, culture and community.

In addition, JCB and Clare Design are enhancing the cultural precinct through retail and hospitality offerings, innovative learning and community spaces, and a focus on placemaking and public realm.


Dja Dja Wurrung


2025 (expected)


In Progress


The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Art Gallery


Clare Design, Openwork


ADP Consulting (services & ESD), Cardno (Stantec) (structural, civil, geotech, traffic), Contour (planning), Jane Amanda Jean Architect and Heritage Consultant (heritage), Slattery (cost consultant)