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Celeste Chandler: be my eyes

Picture of different cut out eyes stuck on face

Event Details

Celeste Chandler will present a large installation of paintings made in direct response to two anonymous historical portraits from Bayside City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection. The exhibition poses questions about identity, empathy and portraiture and draws upon Chandler’s PhD research into how paintings of people create meaning, rewarding audience members in surprising ways. To be opened by our Mayor, Councillor Laurence Evans.

Celeste will host 2 art workshops during the exhibition: 

Register for the puppet-making workshop for kids on 5th April

Register for the portraiture workshop for adults on 25 March

Opening event

Saturday 17 March, 2pm–4pm.


Wednesday 14 March

Opening times and contact details

Wednesday to Friday, 11am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm–5pm

Phone (03) 9261 7111 or email thegallery [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Celeste%20Chandler%3A%20be%20my%20eyes)

Image: Celeste Chandler, be my eyes 2018 (detail), 45 x 34cm, photographic print. Courtesy Nicholas Thompson Gallery.

See also

Paper puppet making workshop with Celeste Chandler

Drawing workshop: Portraiture with Celeste Chandler

Current exhibitions and program at the Gallery

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Arts and Culture eNewsletter


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