Elvis: Direct from Graceland
Bendigo Art Gallery has once again created a good reason for a weekend road trip with the announcement of an exclusive new biographical exhibition exploring one of the greatest musical icons of the 20th century. Bendigo Art Gallery has been able to secure extraordinary access to the Graceland archives, with the exhibition exploring many facets of the king of rock and roll’s stellar career, including the lesser-known aspects of his early years, interests and personal life. Elvis: Direct from Graceland will feature around three hundred authentic artefacts owned by Elvis Presley, direct from his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee – including his military uniforms, his 1976 Red Bicentennial Custom Harley Davidson and an amazing array of his famous jumpsuits. The exhibition moves beyond the familiar narrative of a musical megastar, showcasing a more private side that included the singer’s devotion to his parents and his love of books, motorcycles, horses and karate.
Elvis: Direct from Graceland will run at Bendigo Art Gallery from March 19 to July 17, 2022.
NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.
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