Applications now open for Bayside Local exhibition

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2023 Billilla Artists Studio Program

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.

Installation view of Bayside Local 2021

Bayside Local

Applications to exhibit in Bayside Local are now open.

Held 28 January – 5 March 2023 at Bayside Gallery, this exhibition showcases the work of accomplished artists demonstrating a link to Bayside. 

Applications close Friday 4 November 2022.

People in costume on stilts creating giant bubbles at a community event outside Billilla Mansion.

Billilla Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

We’re seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified community members to join the Billilla Advisory Committee.

Applications close Friday 16 September 2022.

Photo of Norman Rosenblatt in his studio

Eyes that see – Panel Discussion

Join us for a very special conversation between collector Norman Rosenblatt, gallerist Bill Nuttall (Niagara Galleries) and curator and writer Kelly Gellatly to celebrate Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt.

Moderated by Bayside Gallery curator Joanna Bosse, this lively discussion will reveal our panelists different perspectives on the important role of private collectors and the passion and curiosity that drives collecting.

Saturday 1 October, 3pm – 4pm
Bayside Gallery

Patrons exploring the Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt exhibition at the opening event.

Bayside Gallery unveils latest exhibitions

Bayside Gallery was filled with excited energy last Saturday, as over 200 patrons filed through the doors to attend the opening of our latest exhibitions Past lives and Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt.

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.

Thursday 22 September, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for all ages

Brighton Town Hall

Two plasticine penguin puppets

Penguin Puppetry and Stop Motion Animation with Island Tin Can

This school holidays, join our Billilla Studio Artists, Island Tin Can Animations, for this wonderful exploration of puppetry and animation.

In this workshop you will create your own plasticine penguin puppet, complete with a moveable wire armature for animation.

You will then get the chance to create and shoot your own stop-motion animation on your phone. 

Wednesday 28 September, 1pm – 3.30pm
Billilla Historic Mansion, 26 Hallifax Street, Brighton
Ages: 8+
Cost: $20pp

Pink pig with wings flying in the sky

Augmented Reality Workshop with Luhsun Tan

This school holidays, join former Billilla Artist in Residence, Luhsun Tan for an amazing digital art experience on the grounds of the historic Billilla Mansion. 

Participation in the workshop will involve the installation of your own pre-made digital artwork into one of the metaverse gallery spaces around Billilla gardens. This could be a 2D image or 3D file.

We’ll be using a free smartphone app called OVR to view the digital installations. Participants are asked to install the OVR app and create an account prior to the workshop. 

Saturday 1 October, 2pm – 4pm
Billilla Historic Mansion, 26 Hallifax Street, Brighton
Ages: 12+
Cost: $20pp


Image/art credits in order of appearance:
1. Parr Studio during Shannon Smiley’s residency.
2. Bayside Local 2022 installation view. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy.
3. Billilla Garden Party 2022.
4. Norman Rosenblatt. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy.
5. Past lives and Eyes that see: the collection of Norman Rosenblatt opening event.
6. Left: Photo of Ben Francischelli. Right: Beaumaris Bay Shark fossils provided by Dr Viki Karalis.
7. Image courtesy of Island Tin Can.
8. Image courtesy of Luhsun Tan.

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