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A painting that is iconic Bendigo has been donated to the Golden Dragon Museum. The painting of Sun Loong dancing through Pall Mall at Easter was donated by the Sandhurst Trustees. The title Bendigo Easter Festival 1979 was painted by Charles Bush. It was commissioned by the Sandhurst Trustees and hung in their building on View Street for more than 40 years. Related News Jenny Dawson, chairwoman of the Sandhurst Trustees, said she was thrilled that the painting would remain in Bendigo and become part of the collection of the Golden Dragon Museum. “(It) is one of three works commissioned by the Directors of the Sandhurst Trustees in the late 1970s,” she said. “At that time, the directors were asking the commissioned artists to paint objects of their choice that would reflect their surroundings.” For the past 40 years, the painting has hung in the lobby of our View Street building that we recently sold and vacated. With the move we wanted to ensure that important objects of historical value find new owners who take care of them and look after them for the benefit of future generations. “Hugo Leschen, director of the Golden Dragon Museum, said the painting was unmistakably Bendigo.” It has everything. The legendary dragon from this time, Sun Loong, is the dragon for many people, “said Leschen.” It is unmistakably Bendigo because you can see the fountain and all the colors, movements and vibrancy of Easter. “If you’re looking for a painting that Bendigo screamed – this is it.” More News Doug Lougoon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Golden Dragon Museum, thanked the Sandhurst Trustees for their generous and thoughtful gift. “Longstanding support from the community, leaders, local businesses and donors has helped the Golden Dragon Museum grow into an internationally recognized center of Chinese art and culture,” he said. “This gift continues that growth.”

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A painting that is iconic Bendigo has been donated to the Golden Dragon Museum.

The painting of Sun Loong dancing through Pall Mall at Easter was donated by the Sandhurst Trustees.

The title Bendigo Easter Festival 1979 was painted by Charles Bush. It was commissioned by the Sandhurst Trustees and hung in their building on View Street for more than 40 years.

Jenny Dawson, chairwoman of the Sandhurst Trustees, said she was thrilled that the painting would remain in Bendigo and become part of the collection of the Golden Dragon Museum.

“(It) is one of three works commissioned by the Directors of the Sandhurst Trustees in the late 1970s,” she said.

“At that time, the directors asked the commissioned artists to paint objects of their choice that reflected the surroundings.

“For the past 40 years, the painting has hung in the lobby of our View Street building, which we recently sold and vacated. With the move, we wanted to ensure that significant items of historical value find new owners to look after and care for . ” the benefit of future generations. “

GENEROUS: Jenny Dawson, chairwoman of the Sandhurst Trustees, said she was thrilled to donate the Charles Bush painting to the Golden Dragon Museum.  PICTURED: NONI HYETT

GENEROUS: Jenny Dawson, chairwoman of the Sandhurst Trustees, said she was thrilled to donate the Charles Bush painting to the Golden Dragon Museum. PICTURED: NONI HYETT

Hugo Leschen, managing director of the Golden Dragon Museum, said the painting was unmistakably Bendigo.

“It has everything. The legendary dragon from that time, Sun Loong, is the ‘dragon’ for many people,” said Leschen. “It’s unmistakably Bendigo because you can see the fountain and all the colors, movements and vibrancy of Easter.

“If you’re looking for a painting that Bendigo screamed – this is it.”

Doug Lougoon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Golden Dragon Museum, thanked the Sandhurst Trustees for their generous and thoughtful gift.

“Longstanding support from the community, leaders, local businesses and donors has helped the Golden Dragon Museum grow into an internationally recognized center of Chinese art and culture,” he said. “This gift continues that growth.”

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