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Bayside Gallery past exhibitions 2019

Bayside Gallery presents a series of high-quality temporary art exhibitions, public programs and workshops and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media.

Bayside Local

9 February to 24 March 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with paintings on the wall

Bayside Local is a group exhibition that showcases the work of accomplished artists living in and around Bayside. A range of media, techniques and approaches to art-making demonstrates the creativity of local artists and their engagement with the unique qualities of the area.

Artists: Gregory Alexander, Krasimir Bekyarov, Geoff Coleman, Pilar de la Torre, Magdalena Dmowska, Rodney Edelsten, Richard Impey, Mervyn Jacobson, Tamara Jordan, Joy Helen Lea, Zelman Lew, Joiwind (Jw) Lowe, Jonathan Nathan, Harvey Neale, Vivi Palegeorge, Alison Pilcher, Andrew Pilkington, Kath Raulings, Kate Stewart, John Street, Annemarie Szeleczky, Tamara Tallent, Anne Tompson, Vladimir Tsyskin, Jenni Walker, Sioma Wajchman and Michelle Zuccolo.

Target: Bayside art and design graduates

9 February to 24 March 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with paintings on the wall and a mannequin modeling a dress in the background.

Target is an annual exhibition celebrating the skill and diversity of Bayside’s talented 2018 VCE Art & Design graduates.

Participating schools included Brighton Grammar School, Brighton Secondary College, Firbank Grammar School, Sandringham College, St Leonard’s College and Star of the Sea College.

Katherine Hattam: The history pictures

30 March to 24 May 2019

Katherine Hattam's artwork Language and Silence

Katherine Hattam provides a feminist reading of the well-known colonial story of escaped convict William Buckley. Through the lens of Hattam’s contemporary domestic life, this new body of work explores the elusive life of Buckley, who lived for 32 years along Victoria’s coastline with the Wathaurong tribe before choosing to re-engage with white society.  

The history pictures will also included other series of work that re-envisage and re-write the male-dominant stories, myths and beliefs that have had an impact on Hattam’s journey as a female artist.

The exhibition also included a documentary filmed at Hattam’s home and studio funded through a recently-awarded grant from the Australia Council. The documentary includes an in-depth interview between Hattam and artist, curator and writer Tai Snaith.

Watch the documentary

Yang Yongliang

30 March to 12 May 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with large black and white landscape photographs on the wall

One of China’s most exciting contemporary artists, Yang Yongliang’s work combines the visual language of ancient Chinese scroll painting with digital technologies to create poetic yet disquieting works. The large scale projection Endless Stream (2017) depicts a classically sublime landscape that is contaminated by an endless stream urban development. This fantastical scene evokes feelings of empathy for the ancient mountains rising from the mist, slowing being consumed by human inhabitation.

2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist Exhibition

24 May to 21 July 2019

Painting of two women seated at a table at a campsite surrounded by greenery.

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP) showcases the best of Australian painting with an overall prize pool of $19,000 including the Acquisitive Prize of $15,000, a Local Art Prize of $3000 and the $1000 People's Choice Prize.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize: Dani McKenzie, Camp 2019, oil on linen, 61.5 x 87 cm.

Local art prize: Fiona McMonagle, Toast with jam 2018, oil on linen, 77 x 72.5 cm.

People's Choice Award: Lilly Kemarre Morton and Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton, My Country Antarrengeny by me and my daughter 2018, acrylic on linen, 183 x 183 cm.

The finalist artists were: Penelope Aitken, Matt Arbuckle, Darcey Bella Arnold, Martin Bell, Kate Beynon, Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Dord Burrough, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Samuel Condon, Jarryd Cooper, Yvette Coppersmith, Renee Cosgrave, Marcel Cousins, Pilar de la Torre, Nicola Dickson, Laurel Foenander, Martin George, Helga Groves, Imelda (Yukenbarri) Gugaman, Marion Harper, Christine Healy, Euan Heng, Kez Hughes, Linda Judge, Tony Lloyd, Lindsay Malay, Jordan Marani, Judy Martin, Aaron Martin, Kiata Mason, Elyss McCleary, Dani McKenzie, Fiona McMonagle, Lilly Morton, David Neale, Rose Nolan, David Palliser, Steven Rendall, Brad Rusbridge, Adriane Strampp, Ebony Truscott, Judith Van Heeren, Bradd Westmoreland, Greg Wood

Pets are people too

27 July to 6 October 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with paintings of animals on the walls.

Pets are people too focusses on human’s emotional relationships with animals, and in particular the often familial relationships we develop with our pets over years of cohabitating and mutual dependency. It’s a psychologically-driven show which reflects on the ways that humans connect to other species through deep forms of love and understanding. The exhibition also exposes those poignant, funny and moving moments that form the character of these relationships, and how ‘human’ our pets become through their association with us. The exhibition is co-curated by Joanna Bosse and Sim Luttin, Curator, at Arts Project Australia.

Artists: Catherine Bell, Matthew Gove, Anastasia Klose, Bronwyn Hack, Kate James, Noel McKenna, Tim McMonagle, Kathy Temin, Jenny Watson

Rhiannon Slatter: Becoming

12 October to 10 November 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with large photographs on the walls

Rhiannon Slatter is an award-winning photographer based in Bayside. In tandem with her art practice, Slatter works in a commercial capacity to record new architect-designed buildings. Her exhibition Rhiannon Slatter: Becoming at Bayside Gallery showcases a new body of work developed as a response to the construction of Beaumaris Secondary School (which resulted in an artist residency) alongside other key works from recent series.

Altered states

12 October to 15 December 2019

Photograph of a gallery interior with sculpture busts on plinths and photographs of terracotta heads hung on wall.

Altered states is an exploration of the work of four contemporary Australian artists who use the materiality of their chosen medium to challenge expectations, provoke ideas or create an experiential audience engagement. The process-based works that form this exhibition have a shared characteristic where time is an essential component in their formation. 

Artists: Vittoria Di Stefano, Nicholas Folland, Tim Silver and Elizabeth Willing

Anna Rowbury: Vestige

16 November to 15 December 2019

Photograph of gallery interior with sculptural works on the wall and two tables of ceramics in centre

Vestige is an evocative installation by Brighton-based artist Anna Rowbury. Comprising ceramic objects in muted pastel tones that are suggestive of architectural fragments, utilitarian forms and abstracted domestic elements, Vestige is an atmospheric three-dimensional still life composition that induces the fragmented nature of memory and history.