Elvis: Direct from Graceland
19th March 2022 to 17th July 2022
An exhibition not to be missed. Elvis Presley not only captivated the music lovers of his time but also the music lovers of many generations since then. His distinct charisma, style and sound led to him becoming one of the most iconic performers the music world has ever known.
From his humble childhood on the poverty line in small-town Mississippi, Elvis grew up immersed in the rich and diverse music cultures of the deep South. Only two years after cutting his first single at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Elvis had signed a major record deal and virtually overnight shot to super-stardom, the likes of which had never been seen before. In those early heady years, he purchased Graceland and created the private haven he would never sell, despite his ever-increasing fame over the following two decades.
Direct from the Graceland archive, the exhibition features a wide range of costumes and ultra-cool outfits, vintage memorabilia, and treasured items from his beloved Graceland home. Fashion highlights include Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding outfits, the repurposed ’68 Special costume he wore to meet President Nixon, the diamond-encrusted Maltese cross necklace designed by Linda Thompson, and a dazzling array of Vegas jumpsuits. Personal treasures include his gold telephone, karate gi, his childhood crayon box from Tupelo, and the bongos Priscilla gifted him on their first Christmas together in 1959.
Locals and tourists alike can now immerse themselves in all things Graceland during this amazing exhibition. The Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibition runs from March 19 to July 17 2022 and is not to be missed. For more information visit the gallery website. Don't forget to book yourself some relaxing accommodation with us here at BIG4 Bendigo.