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Bayside Gallery past exhibitions 2020

Bayside Local - Journeys & Discoveries

29 January to 8 March 2020

Overlooking a crowded room at a gallery exhibition.

Showcasing the strength, diversity and commitment of local artists, each year Bayside Local is selected by Bayside Gallery curators from submissions based on a general theme. This year’s theme, ‘journeys and discoveries’, encourages artists to think broadly about revelatory moments in their lives.


Target: Bayside art and design graduates

29 January to 8 March 2020

A young person is painted in black and white swirls camouflaged against the same patterned backdrop.

Memphis Neagle, Addiction 2019, 42 x 58.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Firbank Grammar.

Target celebrates the skill and diversity of Bayside’s talented 2019 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.


Fiona McMonagle: Classy

14 March to 10 May 2020

Artist Fiona McMonagle in front of her exhibition at Bayside Gallery

Melbourne-based artist Fiona McMonagle is well-known for her watercolours that probe the darker side of pedestrian life in the suburbs. Featuring watercolour, oil painting and animation works that span the last decade plus a series of new paintings, this major exhibition focuses on notions of class within Australian society, and recollections of suburban youth subculture.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown the exhibition was featured online. Visit Classy here



18 July to 13 December 2020

Five suspended circular wreaths made from green organic matter resembling long grass, aligned to create a cylinder.

The exhibition Greenworld came at a time when, as city dwellers in lockdown, our appreciation for the green and open spaces of our parks, creeks and rivers, and the shoreline of the bay, strengthened.

Access to these pockets of nature close to home became more meaningful and life affirming for people than ever before. Baysiders have an incredible array of places to escape to, even for a moment. This exhibition reflects on the power of nature to offer relief, sustenance and inspiration during times of intense interiority.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown the exhibition was featured online. Visit Greenworld here

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