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The Bayside Arts Board

The Bayside Arts Board is an independent Advisory Board of Council, formally appointed by Council pursuant to Section 86 of the Local Government Act (1989) in August 2016. Council, at its meeting on 20 March 2018, resolved to rename the Gallery@BACC to the Bayside Arts Board to better reflect the role and responsibilities of the Board.

The Board is accountable for effectively discharging the powers, discretions and functions delegated to it by Council.

Powers, discretions and functions

The powers of the Board functions are referenced in the Instrument of Delegation to the Bayside Arts Board which is included in the attached Charter.

A summary of the activities of the Board include:

  • Advise Council on the strategic direction of art programming including public art;
  • Advise Council on potential location for display of collection or installation of art in the public domain;
  • Recommend acquisition proposals submitted by the Curator within budget, and consider proposals for de-accession from the Collection;
  • Provide advice and assistance to Council Officers in proposing potential donors or bequests for the Collection;
  • Make recommendations regarding the care and maintenance of the Collection;
  • Approve the Gallery@BACC Exhibitions and public programs;
  • Approve marketing and promotion strategies; and
  • Seek funding from external sources through the pursuit of donations, sponsorship, fundraising, bequests and philanthropic opportunities.


Composition of the Board

The Bayside Arts Board comprises of the following members:

  • Cr Alex del Porto
  • Cr Sonia Castelli
  • Ms Angelina Beninati (Chairperson)
  • Ms Tiziana Borghese (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mr Roger Boyce
  • Ms Charlotte Christie
  • Mr Patrick Christian
  • Mr Arvind Vasan
  • Ms Bo Rutecki
  • Mr Brian Hewitt
  • Ms Sarah Morris

Bayside Arts Board charter and instrument of delegation (PDF, 1.57MB)

Strategic plan

The strategic plan maps the goals, objectives, success indicators and targets for the Gallery at BACC over the next 4 years against which performance will be measured.

The Gallery at BACC strategic plan (PDF, 2.24MB)

The Gallery at BACC strategic plan (DOCX, 37.61KB)