Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

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For those who rock, they salute you!

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar tours to Ballarat, Victoria this October.

Exclusive to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the exhibition features 40 iconic guitars on loan from the National Guitar Museum (USA) alongside an awe-inspiring assemblage of photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrative designs, and objects. The far-reaching collection of classical to contemporary works on display track the history of the world’s most popular instrument from its medieval beginnings through to the guitar’s pivotal role in blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets on sale in July.

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  • 12 Oct–2 Feb 2025

10am–5pm

Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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Accessibility Information

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

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