2023 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition now showing
BAAP Finalist Exhibition: 12 May – 2 July 2023 at Bayside Gallery.
$15,000 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize winner: Louise Tate, Self-portrait with strawflower 2023 (featured below left).
$3,000 Local Art Prize winner: Lorna Quinn, Like an oyster 2022 (featured below right).
The exhibition is on display at Bayside Gallery until Sunday 2 July. Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite painting to be recognised with a $1,000 People’s Choice Award, announced upon the closing of the exhibition.
Artist talk with Sean McDowell
Join us at Billilla Historic Mansion on Saturday 3 June to hear from current Billilla Studio Artist, Sean McDowell, from the artist’s very own studio.
Sean will discuss what he has been working on over the last few months, as well as the influences and new developments in his work since starting the residency.
This is a rare opportunity to meet the artist and to see inside a working studio!
Saturday 3 June, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Billilla Historic Mansion
Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards 2023
We are pleased to announce the finalists chosen for the Ellen José Memorial Foundation.
The twenty-one finalist artworks and written pieces are now displayed at the Bayside Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham from 19 May to 28 July.
Winners will be announced on Saturday 27 May at the Flag Raising Ceremony to mark Reconciliation Week 2023.
Reconciliation Week is held on 27 May – 3 June each year, commemorating two significant reconciliation milestones — the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Saturday 27 May, 9:30am – Flag Raising Ceremony
Bayside Corporate Centre
76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
Hey Diddle Diddle!
Bring your bub for a sensory art experience at Bayside Gallery. The session is facilitated by a Barking Spider Visual Theatre artist, who guides parents/carers and babies through a gentle, sensory, playful experience.
Positive developmental and health outcomes for babies hinges upon meaningful bonds with parents/caregivers and Hey Diddle Diddle! encourages parents/caregivers to enrich these bonds. Sensory, creative play helps babies learn and develop new brain connections for babies. It supports language development, as babies respond to different materials, sounds, visual and tactile sensations. Also, Hey Diddle Diddle! is an opportunity to connect with other parents/caregivers with bubs the same age.
Suggested clothing: For you and your baby, comfortable clothing for floor-based and other movement.
Friday 16 June, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Get involved in the 2023 Young People of Bayside Art Awards
Bayside City Council’s Youth Services team is calling for young artists to enter its annual Art Awards.
The theme for this exhibition is ‘Breaking the Mould’. Breaking the mould is about challenging norms, pushing boundaries, and celebrating diversity. As an artist, it’s about taking risks and experimenting with new techniques, mediums, and forms.
This year’s Young People of Bayside Art Awards challenges young people to break the mould and create something truly extraordinary, to let their creativity run wild and celebrate diversity through art.
Submissions open for young people aged 10 – 25 from 12 June until 21 July.
Still Life Mixed Media with Michelle Zuccolo
During this workshop participants will undertake a series of practical tasks drawing Still Life objects from observation, cultivating memory and reflection. The function of art elements, design principles and composition will be explored. Colour, form, space and shape will be in focus.
The role and function of Still Life artwork in culture and society will be embodied. This will trace the development through Realism into more contemporary aesthetic approaches, highlighting the use of perspective and symbolism.
Encouraging experimentation, risk taking, and generating ideas and solutions, the workshop aims to introduce new skills, build confidence and extend creative thinking.
Saturday 17 June, 2pm – 4pm
$30 (all materials provided)
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize fun for the whole family
Bring the family along to the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, with free exhibition-related activities for the kids to enjoy. Create your own modernist masterpiece at our abstract art making station or complete the Great Art Detective, finding clues in artworks throughout the exhibition and be rewarded with a limited-edition badge!
Until 2 July
Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Image/art credits in order of appearance:
1. Installation view, ‘Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize’ 2023. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy.
2. Louise Tate, Self-portrait with strawflower 2023, oil on linen, 58 x 43 cm. Winner of 2023 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery.
3. Lorna Quinn, Like an oyster 2022, oil on board, 32 x 25 cm. Winner of 2023 Local Art Prize. Courtesy the artist.
4. Sean McDowell. Courtesy the artist.
5. Michelle Zuccolo Studio oasis, 2023, oil on canvas, 60 x 76 cm.