A: Corner Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton VIC 3186
Bayside Gallery is a space for everyone to enjoy art. As the public art gallery for the City of Bayside in Melbourne’s south, the gallery is committed to promoting art and artists as a valuable part of the community.
Its curated exhibition program gives residents and visitors the opportunity to engage with high quality work from renowned Australian and international artists, as well as showcasing and supporting the practices of artists in the Bayside area.
To inspire curiosity about art in audiences across all ages, it offers a program of art-related activities ranging from its popular Great art detective, hands-on children’s workshops, artist talks, Connections: art and dementia program, and visual thinking strategy classes for schools.
Housed at Brighton Town Hall, Bayside Gallery manages the Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection, which comprises historical and contemporary objects and artworks that relate to the municipality and the unique art history of the area.
Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. It features a $15,000 major acquisitive prize, $3,000 Local Art Prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The Ellen José Memorial Foundation provides a $15,000 non-acquisitive award to a female visual artist aged 18-35 years working in any medium. Managed by Bayside Gallery, the triennial Ellen José Art Award is a partnership between the Foundation and Bayside City Council and aims to provide support to young female artists in the early stages of their career.
• Historic building
• Wheelchair access
• Workshops & classes