Board established to guide future of the Gallery@BACC

25 August 2016

Bayside City Council has appointed a new Section 86 committee to build on the strategic direction and management of the Gallery at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (BACC) and Bayside Art and Heritage Collection.

The new committee will be known as the Gallery@BACC Board and has formal delegation responsibilities from Council. The Board will be responsible for developing a strategic plan to grow and strengthen the gallery, and oversee the management of the Arts and Heritage Collection.

Bayside Mayor, Councillor James Long BM JP, said the members of the new Board bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to enhance the Gallery’s program of high quality exhibitions and the Council’s Arts and Heritage Collection.

“Through the expert advice assembled as part of this new Board, Council will set a new strategic vision for the Gallery and Collection and leverage new and exciting opportunities.”

“Each year the Gallery@BACC hosts between 8 and 10 professionally curated exhibitions that work to enrich the cultural life of the Bayside community,” Cr Long said.

“Now in its 5th year, the Gallery has firmly established itself in the artistic life of Melbourne as a boutique space that offers important opportunities for local as well as emerging, mid-career and established artists."

“The experts selected have been drawn from across a range of sectors with experience in finance, marketing, fundraising, governance and arts administration. They all share a great passion for the arts and to work for the betterment of the Bayside community,” Cr Long said.

The new Gallery@BACC Board is appointed for a period of 3 years. Their key roles and responsibilities include the development of a four year strategic plan for the Gallery@BACC; approving acquisitions, de-accessions and the ongoing management of the Arts and Heritage Collection; and providing guidance on marketing, sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities.

The appointees are:

  • Charlotte Christie, curator and exhibition manager
  • Cindy Carrad, cultural sector business manager
  • Roger Boyce, marketing and brand expert
  • Patrick Christian, accountant
  • Angelina Beninati, fundraiser
  • Tiziana Borghese, artist and art advisor.

The Board will replace the existing Bayside Arts and Heritage Collections Committee. Cr Long acknowledged the valuable role played by the Committee and thanked them for their work.

The Gallery@BACC is located in the old Brighton Town Hall.

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