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Beaumaris Art Group Studios

We're revitalising the mid-century arts studio to support access and inclusion and meet the future needs of Bayside’s arts community.

This project aligns with our Bayside 2050 Community Vision to nurture a vibrant and connected community by promoting creativity in the arts in all its forms.

Key features

The proposal for the expanded Studio includes:

  • Transforming the current pottery studio into a larger gallery space.
  • A new mixed media studio with linkages to a painting studio within the current building.
  • A dedicated ceramics studio within an eastern extension.
  • A glazed southern corridor with access to an outdoor deck nestled into the remnant tea tree grove 
  • Significant accessibility and inclusion features including permeable linked pathway connections to the wider precinct, maximum internal accessibility and circulation, new accessible and ambulant toilets, two new accessible car parking spaces, and a Changing Places facility to support access for those with complex needs to the wider precinct 
  • Environmentally sustainable design features including heat pump heating and cooling, double glazing, and rooftop solar.

Protecting cultural heritage

The expanded Studio has been co-designed with the Beaumaris Arts Group, architects, heritage and accessibility advisors, and arborists. The proposed design both protects and celebrates the building and precinct’s heritage significance and natural environment.

Aspects of the Studio which have been identified as having heritage significance will be included and celebrated in the upgrade design. These features include:

  • The building façade
  • Internal glazed dome skylight
  • Gallery space ceiling finishes
  • Window glazing types.


Works commence Mid-February 2024 and will take approximately 12 months to complete.

What to expect during works

The site will be fenced throughout the construction period for the safety of visitors to the Beaumaris Reserve precinct and workers.

The car park servicing the Arts Studio and tennis courts will be partially closed during works to enable a safe working environment for construction.

We encourage you to park in nearby side streets, if possible, to ensure community members with mobility needs can park closest to facilities within the Reserve precinct.

BAG pop-up studios during construction

Beaumaris Arts Group classes have been temporarily relocated to:

  • Ceramics: Le Studio: 24/26 Crown Ave, Mordialloc VIC 3195
  • Painting and drawing: Suite 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
  • Teens: U3A Building, just across the lawn from the BAG building, behind Beaumaris Library
  • Kids: Community Room at Beaumaris Library


More information

Delivery: February 2024 - March 2025

Funding: $4.6 million Bayside City Council

                $180,000 Victorian Government Changing Places grant

Location: 84 Reserve Road, Beaumaris, 3193

Contact: Senior Project Manager, Rebecca Graham via email or phone 9599 4889  

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