About Us

The team behind Bendigo Made love Bendigo and have a passion for supporting creatives in pursuing and growing their endeavours.  

Being creatives themselves – they know first hand how challenging it is forging a career and a living in the creative arena.

Bendigo Made is a not for profit community project OUR MISSION is to:

CONNECT LOVERS OF LOCAL HANDMADE PRODUCTS TO MAKERS, ARTISTS & PRODUCERS IN BENDIGO & CENTRAL VICTORIA

OUR GOALS are:

– to provide the Bendigo and Central Victorian community with an easy to use online directory, to make it easier to find our local makers, artists and producers, and much easier to support and buy from them;

– to support and consolidate Bendigo and Central Victoria’s reputation as a centre for art, culture and creativity, and a place to source handmade local products and produce;

– to support our individual makers, artists and producers to get their name out into the world and ultimately grow their practices and businesses, and also

– to provide them with a community of like minded people to meet with and collaborate, share and learn from.

The Who of Bendigo Made

The original concept was born when Dale Harris (Graphic Designer/Owner of Studio Ink) was doing his Christmas shopping and wanted to buy a handmade gift produced locally for his wife.   A central online platform he thought would have made the process very much easier- and so he went about building the first iteration of Bendigo Made!!

 

Bryley Savage (PR/Marketing Consultant of Friendly Savage Communications) who works with Dale on joint projects, thought it was a great idea which could benefit the whole city and region, and she set about engaging with the community, bringing the site to life and getting the Bendigo Made brand out there.  The first site was launched in November 2016.

 

Trudy Allsopp, (retired Interior Designer) now known in very broad terms as ‘the fairy god sister’ took the reigns of Bendigo Made in August 2017 to manage, reinvigorate, and administer the project into the future.

We are very grateful for the support of our

FOUNDING SPONSOR MGR Advisory Group

MGR Advisory Group has a long and proud history of helping small business owners to establish and grow their businesses.

‘Bendigo Made presents a fantastic opportunity for local producers to showcase their products.  The initiative aligns with MGR’s objective of supporting and developing our local area by promoting jobs and opportunities through the retention of service and product purchases within our local area.’

studio-inkStudio Ink supports the technical and design aspects of the Bendigo Made site.

Studio Ink (Dale Harris) is a Bendigo-based creative agency embracing an extensive range of design disciplines including identity development, brand architecture and guidelines, stationery and print collateral, product and packaging design, retail environments and wayfinding systems, online advertising and web experiences.

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Friendly Savage supports the marketing and communications of Bendigo Made.

Communication consultants Friendly Savage (Bryley Savage) can assist with all your communication, public relations and digital marketing requirements and can formulate an effective strategy to suit your needs and budget.

i-heart-bendigoI Heart Bendigo supports Bendigo Made

I Heart Bendigo, the unofficial guide to Bendigo, written and collated by passionate locals. We hope you love our city as much as we do.