Bayside Gallery

A: Corner Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton VIC 3186

P: (03) 9261 7111

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


Jane Burton: Returning

Bayside Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Jane Burton.

Anne Ross: Whichway

Bayside Gallery presents work by Anne Ross.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Announces Winner

Louise Tate’s self portrait snags top spot.

Group Exhibition: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2023

Bayside Gallery presents the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2023.

Jonathan Walker: Capturing details usually screened

Bayside Gallery presents work by Jonathan Walker.

Tai Snaith: Hierarchy of needs

Bayside Gallery presents work by Tai Snaith in Hierarchy of needs.

Group Exhibition: Bayside Local 2023

Bayside Gallery presents a group exhibition Bayside Local 2023.

Group Exhibition: Threshold

Bayside Gallery presents Threshold: Dirk de Bruyn, Guy Grabowsky, Mat Hughes.

Group Exhibition: Past lives

Bayside Gallery presents Past lives exhibition.

A Collector’s Oeuvre

Eyes that see: The collection of Norman Rossenblatt

Group Exhibition: Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt

Bayside Gallery presents Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt.

Joint winners announced for Ellen José Art Award

Moorina Bonini and Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson share $15,000 award for young female artists.

Group Exhibition: Ellen José Art Award for young women

Bayside Gallery presents Ellen José Art Award for young women.

Group exhibition: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022

Bayside Gallery presents the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.

Meredith Turnbull: Together

Bayside Gallery presents work by Meredith Turnbull.

Group exhibition: Bayside Local

Bayside Gallery presents a group exhibition.

Michelle Zuccolo: The encounter

Bayside Gallery presents work by Michelle Zuccolo.