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Prehistoric Bayside and Megan Cope: Water is life exhibitions open this Saturday 

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Exhibition dates: 29 June to 25 August 2024.

Megan Cope: Water is life presents a selection of recent works by Quandamooka artist Megan Cope that weave together Indigenous and Western histories to challenge our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state.

Exclusive to Bayside Gallery, Prehistoric Bayside is an immersive exhibition that will take you on a journey to a world millions of years in the making. From giant Killer Sperm Whales to monstrous sharks, Prehistoric Bayside showcases the tumultuous lives of these bizarre beasts, displaying this groundbreaking fossil material for the first time. Guest curated by palaeontologist Ben Francischelli.

50's band on stage performing

Shadow Beasts of Bayside School Holiday Program   

Imagine you’re the first person to discover a fossil from a giant beast from the Bay…

Dive into this immersive experience and make your own shadow puppet to play in the past.

This event is inspired by Bayside Gallery’s exhibition Prehistoric Bayside, on display from 29 June – 25 August.

📆 Daily from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 July
⏰10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
📍 Brighton Town Hall, Cnr of Carpenter and Wilson St, Brighton

Prehistoric Cartoon Workshops with Zev Landes

Is your child interested in drawing animals? We have a workshop just for them. Illustrator Zev Landes will be running two fun hands-on workshops for kids where they will learn to draw some of the strange prehistoric creatures from Bayside.

Session 1
📆Saturday 27 July
⏰11am – 12pm. The morning session is suitable for children aged 5+
📍Bayside Gallery, Cnr. Wilson and Carpenter Street, Brighton
💸 $20, booking essential

Session 2
📆Saturday 27 July
⏰2pm – 3:30pm. The afternoon session is a more advanced class for ages 12+.
📍 Bayside Gallery, Cnr. Wilson and Carpenter Street, Brighton
💸$30, booking required

Campfire Concert – Bush Gothic

Gather around the campfire with contemporary-folk trio Bush Gothic at Billilla Gardens. Enjoy music, storytelling, and a flickering fire. Hot soup, mulled wine, and cozy drinks on sale from 5pm from Limoncello.

Band Leader Jenny M Thomas, with Dan Witton and Chris Lewis, reimagines Australian folk music with daring beauty. Don’t miss this one-night-only event.

📆Saturday 13 July
⏰5:30pm – 7pm
📍 Billilla Mansion and Gardens, 26 Halifax Street, Brighton
💸 FREE, booking required

Limited seating available – bring your own chair for comfort.

Dance Hall Through Time – 1970s with Big City Beats

This winter, join us on a tour through musical time as we bring Bayside community halls to life with music from bygone eras.

Come along for the next event in our series as Big City Beats brings their internationally acclaimed, full costumed live show to Hampton Community Centre, transporting us back to the vibrant 1970s.

📆Saturday 20 July
⏰ 7pm – 10pm
📍 Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis Street, Hampton
💸 Adult $25, Concession $15, booking required

Image/art credits in order of appearance:

1.Prehistoric Bayside 2024 by Zev Landes
2..Megan Cope, Yarabindja Budjurung I 2021 (detail), lithograph on paper, 105 x 365 cm; 105 x 75 cm each. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Meanjin/Brisban
3. Shadow Beasts of Bayside by Merinda Campbell. Courtesy Barking Spider.
4.Prehistoric Bayside 2024 by Zev Landes
5.Campfire Concert, Bush Gothic
6.Dance Hall Through Time