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Artist studio - Open Day 2017

The Artist in Residence Open Day will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Date Saturday 8 April 2017
Time Between 11am & 4pm
Venue Billilla Mansion Gardens
  Billilla Mansion
  26 Halifax Street

The Open Day marks the end of the current artists in residence and welcome the new artists. This event is also a chance for the Bayside and wider community to observe the artist's work in progress, enjoy a day in the gardens of Billilla and partake in some light refreshment with wonderfully creative people. In 2016 more than 500 people wandered through the studios, browsed the stalls of the inaugural Bayside Design Market.

If you would like to be a part of the 2017 Open Day, please register to receive Council's Arts Culture eNewsletter  to stay informed of updates.

Special note: The interior of the Mansion will not be open to the public.

Open Day site map

 Site Plan - large version (PDF, 285KB)

Vendor services
If you are a local community group or business that may wish to provide services for the Open Day (i.e. coffee vendor, sausage sizzle or other self contained vendor service) contact artevents@bayside.vic.gov.au prior to the end of February 2016 to register your interest.

School's Open Studios visit

If schools would like to express interest in visiting the artist studios please contact:

Date Thursday 16 March 2017
Time Between 11am & 3pm
Venue Billilla Mansion Gardens
  Billilla Mansion
  26 Halifax Street

Bayside City Council is offering local secondary schools an exclusive opportunity to meet with Council’s Artist’s in Residence at Billilla Mansion Studios. Students will have the rare opportunity to visit the artist studios and gain insight into their creative careers during a twenty minute artist talk with Q&A

There is no attendance fee for attendance for local schools, for schools outside the municipality there is a participation fee of $5 per student.

Other Arts & Culture Public Programs

Artist in Residence Public Programs
The Gallery @ BACC Public Programs
ARTrium Public Programs
Library Services Public Programs


Page last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Bayside Arts & Culture E-news

Sir John Sulman finalist, 2016 -
Bayside Artist in Residence,
Reko Rennie 2014/2015 
Art Gallery of NSW
16 July to 9 October 2016.
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Bayside Artist in Residence 2015/2016, Samuel Rush Condon is a shortlisted artist for the 2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize at the Ian Potter Foundation from 9 July to 2 October 2016. 
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Bayside Artist in Residence, Stephen Nova is a finalist in the Kedumba Art Award 2016.