2023 Billilla Artists Studio Program applications now open

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Bayside Arts
Opening event – Past lives & Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt

Cr Castelli, Chairperson of the Bayside Arts & Gallery Advisory Committee, together with her fellow Councillors of Bayside City Council invite you to the opening of the Past lives and Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt exhibitions

Past lives
Past lives highlights significant events and characters that have shaped Bayside’s past. Drawing from Bayside City Council’s collection and from the local historical societies, the exhibition will explore topics such as Brighton’s 19th century land boom and important well-known identities such as Thomas Bent, as well as fascinating untold stories from our community.

Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt
Driven by a passion for art and the belief that artworks are necessary companions in daily life, Norman Rosenblatt has built a wonderfully idiosyncratic collection that crosses media, time periods and interests. Uniquely personal, his collection demonstrates a collecting philosophy that is centered on a genuine engagement with art and artists that spans 65 years. The exhibition of selected works includes works by emerging and established Australian artists including Rick Amor, Howard Arkley, Alan Constable, David Keeling, Erica McGilchrist, Wilma Tabacco and Danila Vassilieff.

Opening event
Saturday 3 September, 2pm – 4pm
Bayside Gallery
Bookings essential, please RSVP by Wednesday 31 August

Exhibition: 3 September – 23 October 2022

Tubes of paint with swatches of paint colours laid out on an artists workbench

2023 Billilla Artists Studio Program – applications now open

Applications for the Billilla Artists Studio Program are now open.

This program supports artists from diverse practices and across career stages.

Located at the historical Billilla Mansion in Brighton, the program provides an opportunity for artists to connect with the local community through public programs, as well as develop their practice without the financial pressure of paying studio rent.

We have 7 free studio spaces available for 12 months, to offer to artists from Bayside and across Victoria.

We’re seeking high quality applications from people in the arts sector, including artists, writers, composers, filmmakers, sculptors, performers, and designers.

Applications close Monday 3 October 2022.

Close-up of someone playing the violin. The image is in blue, black and white tones.

Light and Lush – Conducted by Joanne Heaton 

A gorgeous program featuring Carl Neilsen’s first opus, a Suite for strings, romantic harmonies and sublime chamber writing in Edward Elgar’s Harmony Music no.5. This afternoon will also showcase our talented wind section performing Carl Reinecke’s Wind Octet In Bb major Opus 216.

28 August 
2.30pm – 4pm
Brighton Town Hall

Left: photo of Ben Francischelli in a wetsuit at the beach. Right: shark teeth fossils on rocks at the beach.

Bayside: Prehistoric Past Lives

Underneath the waves of Bayside, the fossils of giant predators that once swam on our coastline are slowly being revealed.

From the largest shark that ever existed to the ‘Demon-ducks of Doom’, these fossils are being discovered by palaeontologist Ben Francischelli and a team of citizen scientists.

In this presentation, Ben will be revealing the ‘deadliest ocean that ever existed’ and bring along a number of fossils that are changing the way in which we understand prehistoric Bayside.

22 September 
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Brighton Town Hall

Artwork featuring females. One has a rainbow love heart on her cheek and another has rainbow lips.

Celebrating Young People of Bayside Art Exhibition

We are delighted to announce the opening of the 2022 Young People of Bayside Art Exhibition, Councils annual celebration of emerging young artists presented at Bayside City Council Offices, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham.

Come down and visit the exhibition and be amazed by our talented young artists. 

People gathered and sitting in the garden in front of Brighton Library watching Shakespeare in the Gardens

Are we reading from the right script? Review our draft Arts, Culture and Libraries Strategy for Bayside.

Tell us your thoughts on our five key priorities and overall strategy.

We developed our draft Arts, Culture and Libraries Strategy 2023 – 2027, based on feedback from the Bayside community and Bayside Arts & Gallery Advisory Committee.

Tell us your thoughts on our five key priorities and overall strategy.


Image/art credits in order of appearance:
1. Left:The Weatherly family c. 1900 (detail), sepia photograph, 44.5 x 34.5 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection.
Right: Rosenblatt home, 2022 (detail). Photo by Mark Ashkanasy.
2. Parr Studio during Shannon Smiley’s residency.
4. Beaumaris Bay Shark fossils provided by Dr Viki Karalis.
5. Proud, Amelia.

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