6 May 2012

Grace Kelly exhibition draws crowds

6:31 am on 6 May 2012

An exhibition on the life and times of Grace Kelly has smashed attendance records at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

Princess Charlene of Monaco opened Grace Kelly: Style Icon in March.

Now at the halfway point of the exhibition's run, more than 85,000 tickets have been sold.

The gallery expects the final attendance figure will reach 100,000.

Director Karen Quinlan says staff are struggling to cope with the number of visitors.

The exhibition is averaging about 1000 visitors per day and had over 2000 last Saturday, when the gallery was pushed to full capacity.