Resonance Music Series

Resonance Music Series - Solo harp concert with Jacinta Dennet

Arts & Culture

Bayside has long been associated with the arts and has a rich cultural heritage.

Artists including Martin Boyd, Alan Marshall, Clarice Beckett, Guy Boyd, Septimus Power, Margaret Baskerville, and Charles Douglas Richardson have all drawn inspirations from living in Bayside.

The Gallery @ BACC Committee

Contribute to Arts & Culture in Bayside

The Gallery @ BACC is Bayside City Council’s free public art gallery, located at the Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre in Brighton.

The Gallery presents a series of high quality temporary exhibitions, public programs and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media. Further information is available from Council’s website The Gallery @ BACC .

Council is calling for expressions of interest to join a new committee to oversee the Gallery and Council’s art & heritage collection. The Committee will meet a minimum of four times a year. Committee memberships are voluntary positions for a term of up to three years.

We are looking for people with the following skills, experience and capabilities:

  1. Governance and strategy;
  2. Marketing and brand positioning;
  3. Arts management;
  4. Fundraising, sponsorship, and philanthropy;
  5. Arts participation and community engagement;
  6. Finance;
  7. Property (including intellectual property) law.

While it is not necessary for Committee members to live or work in Bayside, local community members are encouraged to apply. Applications are also encouraged from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, people living with a disability, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

If you are interested in making application for a position on this committee please review the following documents before proceeding to the application form.

  • The Gallery @ BACC Committee Charter...More> (PDF, 194KB)
  • Position descriptions...More> (PDF, 133KB)
  • Application form...More>

Deadline: Applications are required by COB Friday 24 June 2016

Bayside Arts & Culture Strategy

Bayside Arts & Culture Strategy 2012-17

Bayside Arts & Culture Forum

Community Engagement

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre

The Gallery @ BACC presents a series of high quality temporary exhibitions, public programs and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media.

Supporting the work of local Bayside artists and arts organisations, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to be exposed to important work by non-local significant and established practitioners, The Gallery provides a space for people to engage with art at all levels.

Keep up to date with The Gallery's latest exhibitions and events:





For any enquiries about The Gallery @ BACC please contact:

Phone: (03) 9592 0291      Email:

Bayside Arts & Culture Programs

Bayside offers a wide range of cultural programs and events to meet the needs of the community. Council provides places to gather and connect, and programs that inspire and stimulate imagination including:

Art Collection

Bayside City Council has an extensive Art and Heritage Collection with over 1,000 items including paintings, works on paper, ceramics, glass, textiles, mosaics, furniture and sculpture.

Artworks and heritage objects are displayed in Council's Corporate Centre, The Gallery @ BACC and heritage buildings such as Billilla and Black Rock House.

ARTrium Exhibition Space & Roaming Studios

The ARTrium Exhibition Space & Roaming Studios Program is designed to provide artists and organisations that demonstrate a link to Bayside with the opportunity to mount low cost, professional exhibitions within the ARTrium Exhibition Space, located in the foyer of the Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham, and Beaumaris, Brighton, Hampton and Sandringham libraries. Artists and community groups also have the option to facilitate information sessions or workshops designed to increase community understanding of artistic practice.

Bayside Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence program, based at the historic Billilla Mansion, aims to add value to Bayside’s cultural programs and to the broader community. The year-long residencies forge a place for creative dialogue between artists and facilitate the creation of culture via the development of new works. Residing artists facilitate public programs and participate in a school excursion and AIR open day annually.

Bayside Design Market

Launched in April 2015, The Bayside Design Market features the best in Victorian art and design and is a biannual event held at Billilla Mansion and the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre.  Showcasing a range of stallholders selling handmade goods including jewellery, homewares, textiles and accessories, the Bayside Design Market provides a great opportunity to meet the designers and artists selling their wares.

Resonance Music Series

In partnership with Bayside Chamber Orchestra, Melba Opera Trust, the Early Arts Guild of Victoria and the Melbourne Composers’ League, the Resonance Music Series features an extensive program of local and international artists performing in different venues across Bayside. From the timeless works of Mozart and Vivaldi to the more contemporary works of Grainger and Gershwin, Bayside remains a hub for early, classical and contemporary music, along with the art of historic dance and gesture.

For further information on Council's Arts & Culture programs please contact:

The Arts & Culture Project Officer or the Cultural Development Officer

Phone: (03) 9599 4444      Email:


For further information on Council's Arts Collection please contact:

The Art & Heritage Collections Officer at Bayside City Council on 9592 0291


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Photographer unknown, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre (Brighton Town Hall),
home of The Gallery @ BACC.

Billilla Mansion, home of the Bayside Artist in Residence Program, 
Billilla Mansion Studios.

Black Rock House. See what's happening at Black Rock House.

Page last updated: 20 Jun 2016

Bayside Design Market 
Christmas edition | Calling for stallholder applications...More>

Opening - Wednesday 7 Dec, 6pm

Brighton Library
8 June - 5 July
Beaumaris Library
13 July - 9 August
Sandringham Library
17 August - 13 September
The Corporate Centre, Sandringham
30 November - 27 December

Opening - Wednesday 6 June @ 6pm
The Corporate Centre, Sandringham

Beaumaris Library
4 May – 31 May
Corporate Centre, Sandringham
8 June - 5 July
Brighton Library
17 August – 13 September

Workshop with Beka | More...>

Next program
Early Arts Guild of Victoria:
The Woman's Song - 1 May
From Mountainous Lands - 5 June
Airs for the Seasons - 3 July

Sandringham Library

8 June – 5 July

Brighton Library
13 July – 9 August

Hampton Library
17 August – 13 September

Tull workshops for children
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