Artist talks, dance halls and Bayside Chamber Orchestra

Bayside Arts

The Saturday Social

Come along and hear renowned Jazz band The Syncopators perform at Brighton Town Hall. This award-winning group will be joined by Dance Makers Collective and will be sure to have you on your feet and taking a spin across the dance floor. This is an interactive event, where you can mingle, chat and dance along with your family and friends.

Saturday 26 November, 2pm – 3.30pm
Brighton Town Hall
$15pp (child/concession) | $20pp (adult)

Two people dancing in mood lighting.

The Rivoli

The Rivoli features some of Australia’s best dancers and a stellar live band. We invite you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

Brighton Town Hall
Friday 25 November, 8pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 26 November, 8pm – 9.30pm
$20pp (concession/children) | $30pp (adult)

Installation view of Threshold 2022 featuring a projection and TV screen.

Dirk de Bruyn in conversation with Paul Carter

Immerse yourself in this in-depth conversation between senior filmmaker/animator Dirk de Bruyn and renowned writer and artist Paul Carter. The discussion focusses on the suite of films in our latest group exhibition Threshold which traverses over four decades of de Bruyn’s internationally recognised practice.

Photo of Mat Hughes standing in front of his works at Bayside Gallery

Artist talk: Mat Hughes

Join local photographer Mat Hughes at Bayside Gallery as he discusses his current series of works in the exhibition Threshold.

View this new body of work that chronicles a recent road trip around Australia while hearing from Mat about his technical and creative thinking behind the series. He will explain his unique cyanotype printing process, which utilises a large 4 x 5 view camera, digital techniques and botanical dyes. 

Sunday 20 November, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Bayside Gallery

Left: photo of a family dressed completely in green, including all props. Right: two worn out chairs against a blue wall. There is a red vending machine on the left hand wall.

Artists in conversation: Mark Forbes and Rowena Meadows

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with Bayside-based photographers Mark Forbes and Rowena Meadows. Working within the genre of documentary photography Forbes and Meadows will share their personal insights into their latest body of works now showing in their joint exhibition Somewhere to someone at Bayside Gallery.

Hosted by Bayside Gallery curator Joanna Bosse.

Sunday 27 November, 3pm – 4pm
Bayside Gallery

Close-up of someone playing the violin.

Bayside Chamber Orchestra, Concert 3: Sing, Dance, Be Merry

Hear the origins of Richard Strauss’ later operatic glory in his Suite No. 4 written when he was just 20 years old.

Vincent D’Indy then gives a fresh, modern take on ancient French dances, followed by Gounod’s exuberant Symphony No. 1, which will leave you tapping your foot and grinning.

Sunday 4 December, 2.30pm – 5pm
Brighton Town Hall
$20pp (adult) | $15pp (student/concession) | Free (children under 10 years)


Image/art credits in order of appearance:
1. The Syncopators.
2. Photo by Heidrun Löhr.
3. Threshold 2022 installation view. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy. 
4. Installation view of works by Mat Hughes in the exhibition Threshold, Bayside Gallery 2022.
5. Left: Rowena Meadows, Chyrsalis, 2019 (detail), digital print, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist. Right: Mark Forbes, Well worn, 2019 (detail), C-type photograph, 102 x 102 cm. Courtesy the artist.

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