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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. 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 a 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 Bayside Gallery 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.


The composition of the Board

The Bayside Arts Board comprises of the following members:

  • Cr James Long BM JP (Chairperson)
  • Cr Sonia Castelli
  • Cr Alex del Porto
  • Ms Tiziana Borghese
  • Ms Angelina Beninati
  • Mr Brian Hewitt
  • Ms Sarah Morris
  • Ms Bo Rutecki
  • Mr Arvind Vasan

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 Bayside Gallery over the next 4 years against which performance will be measured.

The Bayside Gallery strategic plan