Treasures of Dai Gum San

Exhibition and Shows

20 Aug 2022 to 19 Feb 2023 Once Only Event

Chinese artistry from the Golden Dragon Museum.

Treasures of Dai Gum San showcases exquisite artistry across the renowned collection of Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Museum, in metalwork, cloisonné, fine silk embroidery, paper craft, and ornamental wood and stone carving.

Focused on the refined craftsmanship of the late Qing Dynasty (1644 -1912), a curated selection of treasured items highlight the technical rigour, rich symbolism and cultural significance of traditional Chinese art and design and its grounding in longstanding traditions of artistic expression, making and embellishment. Intricately hand-crafted, each item reveals an impressive mastery of materials, inviting close inspection and the appreciation of specialised artisanal skills honed over many lifetimes, passed on through generations and transported across the world.

From the 1870s, Bendigo’s Chinese communities from the Pearl River Delta in Southern China participated in the annual Bendigo Easter Fair with theatrical displays of costumes, music, lion dances and the parading of remarkable Imperial dragons – these items are now some of the oldest surviving examples in the world.

This exhibition is curated by Bendigo Art Gallery in collaboration with Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Museum and guest Research Curator Sophie Couchman.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Lockers Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

20 Aug 2022 to 19 Feb 2023

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