Penny BYRNE, Gitmo Bay souvenirs, closing down sale, all stock must go! 2010
Penny BYRNE, Gitmo Bay souvenirs, closing down sale, all stock must go! 2010 (installation view), vintage porcelain figures, epoxy resin, metal chains, re-touching medium, power pigments, painted MDF base, 34 x 15 x 65 cm

Exhibitions & Public Programs

Polyester & Pantyhose: Silhouettes of the Sixties

9 August – 28 September

Featuring key looks from throughout the decade, Polyester & Pantyhose traces the diversification of women’s fashion from the classic silhouette of the late 1950s to the wild ‘hippie’ styles of the early 1970s.
Bringing together a succinct selection of dresses, suits and gowns created by key Melbourne labels, this exhibition delineates popular silhouettes from the A-line Mod look to billowing maxi shapes. A suite of glamorous photographs by the celebrated Melbourne fashion photographer Bruno Benini will also be on display.
In addition to designs by Prue Acton, Tullo and Merivale, the exhibition will feature the 1963 Gown of the Year designed by Hartnell of Melbourne, and local model Coral Knowles’ wedding dress, commissioned by the Australian Wool Board in 1966.

Image of model Coral Knowles in her wedding gown, 1966.

Model Coral Knowles in her wedding gown, 1966. Image courtesy of the Brighton Historical Society.

Jeremy Kibel: Substance

13 September - 5 October 2014

The Gallery @ BACC proudly presents Substance, a collection of works by accomplished artist and former Archibald and Wynne Prize finalist, Jeremy Kibel.

A former Bayside resident in his early twenties, Kibel has fond memories of his time living and working in an ‘old milk bar’ on the corner of Edward Street and Beach Roads, Sandringham.

This exhibition also represents the first chance for our recent acquisitions of Kibel’s work to be showcased alongside his broader body of work.


Jeremy KIBEL, Nevermind -2011, mixed media on linen, 150 x 150cm 

Grommets, Grinds & Gnarly Dudes

11 October - 23 November



Gerry WEDD, Drouyn urn 2011, earthenware, 60 x 45 x 45 cm.

Featuring contemporary artworks by Phillip GEORGE, Gerry WEDD & Judd WIMHURST, alongside the Tony Hallam Skateboard Collection, this exhibition examines the roles of surf and skate subcultures within the Australian psyche.

Floor talk with Jud Wimhurst

Join Grommets, grinds and gnarly dudes artist Jud Wimhurst for a floor talk on Thursday 16th October from 6pm. Jud will be taking us on a journey through skateboarding culture as he discusses his oversized hand carved and decorated skateboards which hark back to his time as a skateboarder in the 1980s. This discussion will be accompanied by light refreshments.

This event is free, but RSVP is essential.

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