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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.

Katherine Hattam: The history pictures

Katherine Hattam's artwork Language and Silence

30 March - 24 May 2019

Katherine Hattam provided 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.

“The documentary will make the invisible, visible; giving insight into my practice, and rendering myself, the artist, present within the exhibition”, said Hattam.

Watch the documentary

Yang Yongliang

30 March - 12 May 2019

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.

Bayside Local

9 February - 24 March 2019

Bayside Local was a group exhibition that showcased 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.


22 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

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

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