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A Billilla Afternoon: Music, Dance and Theatre in the Gardens


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Bayside Arts
Join us at the gardens at Billilla Mansion for an afternoon of music and entertainment under the trees. Enjoy bands on the lawn, pop up Shakespeare, dancing on the patio, kids activities and roving performers that will bring Billilla Gardens to life for one beautiful Bayside afternoon.

Bring a blanket and picnic or enjoy delicious treats from the Country Women’s Association Bayside, a sausage sizzle from the Brighton Lions Club, and recharge with a selection of beverages from the coffee and drink cart.

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Date: Saturday 13 April
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Location: Billilla Gardens 26 Halifax Street, Brighton

Various views of people enjoying the beautiful paintings at Bayside Gallery

Finalists announced for the Bayside Painting Prize 👨‍🎨

Bayside Gallery is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize.

After receiving over 600 submissions, our panel of esteemed judges selected 46 artists whose works will be exhibited at Bayside Gallery from 3 May to 23 June.

The Bayside Painting Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

As the only annual prize for painting in Victoria, the finalist exhibition is an important platform for contemporary painters from around the country.

Congratulations to all the successful artists.

Various views of people enjoying the beautiful paintings at Bayside Gallery

In conversation: Holding the silver sea

Academic Dr Sheridan Palmer and artist and friend Tim Bass will be in conversation with Bayside Gallery Curator, Joanna Bosse as they discuss the artistic practice of the nationally renowned artist Lynne Boyd.

With a career spanning over forty years, Boyd’s painting practice evolved from romantic realism through minimalist abstraction and a return to representation in more recent years. Her work reflects a rich tapestry of artistic exploration.

Date: Saturday 13 April
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Location: Bayside Gallery
Cost: FREE

Event bookings are essential.

Lynne Boyd: Holding the silver sea exhibition is on until 28 April 2024.

Sophia Kirsanova from Melbourne Strings

Melbourne Strings: Transfigured Night 🎻 

Melbourne strings present a special concert inspired by themes in the work of Lynne Boyd. From a silver sea to the transfigured night, these works for string sextet will take you on a journey through the forest, along the waterways, and to the self.

Celebrating women in the arts with an all-female ensemble performing works by ground-breaking female composers Caroline Shaw, Gabriela Smith, and Leiluhua Lanzilotti; with works inspired by our relationships to water and land.

Date: Sunday 24 March
Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Location: Brighton Town Hall, Corner of Carpenter St and Wilson St, Brighton
Cost: Free

Event bookings are essential.

A image of Michelle Zuccolo in a studio

School Holiday Workshop: Plein air Landscapes with Michelle Zuccolo  

To celebrate Bayside Gallery’s latest exhibition, Lynne Boyd: Holding the Silver Sea, join local artist Michelle Zuccolo for this special workshop exploring the Bayside Landscape. You will work with Michelle in various mediums to create your own landscape art in the en plein air tradition, painting outside. Suitable for all skill levels, all materials provided.

Date: Friday 12 April
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Landcox Park, Mavis Ave, Brighton East
Ages: 12+
Cost: $20

Event bookings are essential.

Student artwork of an Aborignal flag, a Torres Strait Island flag and Australian flag

Create your Ellen José Student Reconciliation Award entry

As part of Bayside Libraries Autumn school holiday program, join Skyla from Living Culture to create an artwork that responds to the question “As a young person, what does Reconciliation mean to you?” and can be entered into the Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards!

The Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards honour the life of Torres Strait Elder Ellen José (1951 – 2017). Ellen was a pioneer in Australia’s urban Indigenous art movement and a radical activist and social justice campaigner. Her contribution to the arts and Bayside was outstanding and inspirational in raising awareness of reconciliation.

Date: Thursday 4 April
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Location: Sandringham Library, 2 Waltham Street
Ages: 6-12
Cost: Free

Event bookings are essential.

A pair of scissors next to a fabric

School Holiday Gallery Drop in Sessions

Come along and be inspired by the works of local artist Lynne Boyd, work with a gallery educator and create your own atmospheric artwork. Stay and create for as little or as long as you like.

Date:  Wednesday 10 April
Time: 11am – 1pm

Date: Thursday 11 April
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Location: Bayside Gallery, Cnr Carpenter and Wilson Street, Brighton
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: Free

Image/art credits in order of appearance:

1.   A Billilla Afternoon: Music, Dance and Theatre in the Garden
2.   Installation view, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2023. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy
3.   Installation views, Lynne Boyd: Holding the silver sea. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy
4.   Sophia Kirsanova from Melbourne Strings, Pia Johnson Photography
5.   Michelle Zuccolo in a studio
6.   Lola F, Black Rock Primary
7.   Kids’ artwork, Bayside Gallery 2024

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