Bayside Arts

There is something for everyone in Bayside Gallery’s two new exhibitions opening tomorrow.

Come and immerse yourself in the creative life of Melbourne-based artist Meredith Turnbull in her solo exhibition Together and learn more about Bayside City Council’s Art and Heritage collection in Collection highlights and recent acquisitions. We also have a dedicated space for children to create their very own artworks to be displayed in the Gallery and take-home craft packs.

A colorful display of rocks and trinkets with small paintings in the background

Meredith Turnbull: Together

Exhibiting now at Bayside Gallery until 1 May.

A major solo exhibition presenting new and recent works by Melbourne-based artist Meredith Turnbull who works freely across the mediums of sculpture, photography, jewellery and video. Together acknowledges the many ways in which anyone might seek a creative life, to feel and make meaning, however they choose. Several are collaborations with both Turnbull’s daughter and mother.

Join us for the opening event on Saturday, 19th March. RSVPs essential. Book here

A landscape painting of a swampy foreground with the seaside in the background

Collection highlights and recent acquisitions

Exhibiting now at Bayside Gallery until 1 May.

Historical and contemporary artworks from the Bayside Art and Heritage Collection are on show including several recent gifts such as Port Phillip Bay evening (c. 1983) by Arthur Boyd, and a significant purchase, Duck and quail eggs, Italian herbs (2015) by contemporary artist Stieg Persson. Stay tuned for more information about our special programs including a talk by senior artist Craig Gough about his painting Sandringham 20 (1983).

Join us for the opening event on Saturday, 19th March. RSVPs essential. Book here

Artist Adrian Spurr poses with his sculpture in the Billilla garden.

Adrian Spurr: Relics

Exhibiting now at Billilla Mansion gardens until 29 May

Sculptor Adrian Spurr has created a series of carved stone sculptures now on display in the historic Billilla gardens. The three large stone sculptures titled Melbourne Zeus (2017–22), Sphinx prior (2017–22) and Zephyr (2022) were worked on by Spurr during his time at Billilla’s old coach house as a Billilla Studio Artist throughout 2020-21.


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Image/art credits in order of appearance:

1. Installation view, Meredith Turnbull: Together, Bayside Gallery.
2. Meredith Turnbull, Mood Mirror 2, (tissue, prints, fabric, shelves, glass, stickers and modelling clay with hand) 2020archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 86x58cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne. 
3. Miles Evergood, Beaumaris c.1936 (detail), oil on board, 30 x 39.5 cm, Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased 2020.
4. Adrian Spurr, Sphinx prior 2017-21, limestone, 71 x 50 x 52 cm. Courtesy the artist.