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Jane Burton: Returning

Exhibition: 2 September - 5 November

Bayside Gallery is thrilled to showcase its newest exhibition Jane Burton: Returning from 2 September to 5 November.

Nationally renowned photographer Jane Burton works largely with female subjects to create mysterious images with gothic overtones. Her works often allude to the histories of the sites she depicts, capturing elemental remnants associated with past activities and personalities.

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Billilla Mansion Lightbox project

Commissioned to produce three works for the Billilla Mansion Lightbox project, Burton’s engagement with the Council-owned site has yielded a major new series of works that communicates with a sense of drama the richness of the homestead’s lived history. This series will feature in the exhibition alongside recent figurative works from the A phantom lover series (2020) and the complete series of ambrotypes from her 2022 series Kingdom of pleasure which explored childhood recollections of St Kilda’s Luna Park.

Lightbox installation view at Billilla
Image credit: Installation views, Jane Burton 2023. Photos: Mark Ashkanasy.

About artist Jane Burton

With an art career spanning more than 30 years, Melbourne-based artist Jane Burton (born in Brisbane, 1966) is regarded as one of Australia’s major photographic artists. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours from the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, Burton has held 39 solo exhibitions since 1991 and her work has been included in well over 100 group exhibitions throughout Australia.


Bayside Gallery, Brighton Town Hall
Corner Carpenter and Wilson Street, Brighton VIC 3186

Opening hours 

Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Also at Bayside Gallery

Running in tandem with Jane Burton's exhibition is ZOONOSES, a major touring exhibition showcasing artworks by Dr Nicola Hooper.

Find out more about ZOONOSES