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Call for Applications are now open!

The ARTrium Exhibition Space & Roaming Studios Program are looking for community groups and artists working in diverse mediums from painting to installation to apply to exhibit in 2017. Individuals and groups are encouraged to link their exhibition in with community celebratory days or weeks such as Harmony Day and World Environment Day. Applicants must demonstrate a link to the Bayside community via their exhibition or in the form of information sessions, artists talks and workshops.

Applications close Monday 10 October at 5pm

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Do you want to volunteer to be part of the Selection Panel for ARTrium Exhibition Space & Roaming Studios?

Bayside City Council are looking for a volunteer to sit on the selection committee for the ARTrium Exhibition Space & Roaming Studios Program.  Local practicing artists who have knowledge about diverse art mediums and contemporary art practices are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a 500 word brief on why you would be the right one for us and send it to

Expressions of interest close 1 October

For more information please contact Caitlin Telford on 9599 4444 or

Shopping net
Annette CHANG

ARTrium Exhibition Space | 21 September – 18 October

Opening | Wednesday 21 Sept, 6pm

Image: Annette Chang, Shopping net (installation detail), 2015, string and paper receipts. Courtesy the artist

Artist Annette Chang uses ordinary materials to reflect upon consumption, consumerism and the everyday. For this exhibition, Shopping Net, Chang has reappropriated everyday paper materials to explore the interface between need and desire in regards to contemporary consumer culture.

Upon entry to the gallery space, viewers are enveloped by a delicate web – like installation titled Shopping Net, which whimsically spans the foyer space with personal receipts collected since 2012.

This ethereal work asks the viewer to determine is its purpose a celebration of our consumeristic lifestyles or to challenge the values behind consumption?

Stitched up and $ are meticulously constructed with familiar imagery of product advertisements. These works articulately examine everyday consumption practices that are inherently embedded in present social context, mirroring dominant cultural values and making comments on the world we live in.

To accompanying the exhibition, Chang will facilitate two fruit and vegetable lantern making workshops. These workshops playfully juxtapose the idea of contemporary consumerism culture by creating items that have multiple purposes, minimal costs and no impact on our environment.


Workshop Details

Monday 26 September                                               Friday 30 September

3 – 5pm                                                                       4 – 6 pm

Sandringham Library                                                  Bayside Corporate Centre

2 – 8 Waltham St                                                        76 Royal Ave

Sandringham                                                              Sandringham

*Ages 7+ - Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings essential.

Cost Free

To register for Monday 26 September workshop click HERE

To register for Friday 30 September workshop click HERE

To RSVP for the opening event contact Caitlin Telford on 03 9599 4606 or


The way I see things

Hampton Library | 21 September - 18 October

Image: Harry D Calder, Quarry Hill Mailbox, 2004, photographic print on aluminium. Courtesy the artist.

Harry D Calder is a local artist who photographs anything that captures his imagination – shapes and interesting shades of light. His photographs are stunning and dynamic compositions that perpetually return to the emptiness of the inner city, the suburbs and the outback.


Young People of Bayside
Bayside City Council

Brighton Library |  21 September - 8 October

Image: Laney Jakestic, Ellen, 2015, acrylic on canvas.

Young People of Bayside showcases artwork in various media created by young artists between the ages of 10 – 25 years of age that have significant ties to Bayside. It is presented by Bayside City Council’s Youth Services and the Bayside FReeZA committee. Paintings by the award winners will travel to Beaumaris and Brighton Libraries.


Half Moon and slightly beyond

Beaumaris  Library | 21 September - 18 October

Image: Anne Tompson, Polka dot 3, 2014, synthetic polymer on canvas. Courtesy the artist.

Anne Tompson paints large acrylic works on canvas. Her figures in the landscape are often depicted in the sea-spray and summer light enjoying an unspoilt environment.  She is adept at harnessing the hues of colour and light as it falls on bodies of water.

Anne is keen to encourage all to pick up the paintbrush and seek enjoyment in the simple pleasures of mark-making. Come and hear her talk about persuing this creative past-time Thursday 28 January 3pm at ARTrium Exhibition Space. Book by contacting 03 9599 4444


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Page last updated: 17 Sep 2016