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What's on at Billilla

We are hosting a number of events in the gardens of the historic Billilla mansion during 2024 as part of our reactivation of this wonderful community facility. 

Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store.

Outdoor Arts Lab

Outdoor Arts Lab at Billilla is a unique opportunity for artists to explore diverse artistic outcomes in an outdoor setting. Artists will spend up to two weeks in the gardens, (8am-8pm) and present an artist talk and showing of their work to the Bayside community. 

Find out more on the artists and their public performance at Billilla.

Flowerpot music

Everyone is invited to bring Billilla gardens to life with the ringing sound of flowerpots.

Composed by Elliot Cole, Flowerpot music is a composition celebrating the unlikely beauty of the humble flowerpot.

No musical experience required, you will be guided through the musical soundscape through easy to learn games appropriate for musicians and non-musicians of all levels by internationally renowned percussionist and educator Dr Louise Devenish.

All you need is yourself, open ears, and a flowerpot. 

Date: 16 June 2024
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Billilla Mansion and Gardens, 26 Halifax Street Brighton
Cost: FREE

Find out more on Flowerpot music

Campfire Concert

Gather around the campfire and join acclaimed contemporary-folk trio Bush Gothic as we move towards the winter solstice at Billilla Gardens. Rug up, and brave the winter night with music, storytelling, and the joy of a flickering fire to keep us warm. Hot soup, mulled wine, and cozy warming brews will be on sale from Limoncello Coffee Van from 5pm and throughout the show.

Date: 17 July 2024
Time: 5:30-7pm 
Location: Billilla Mansion and Gardens, 26 Halifax Street Brighton
Cost: FREE

Find out more on Campfire Concert

Tell us your stories! 

We will be working with an oral historian to create a podcast series on the unique history of Billilla mansion and gardens. We want to hear about your memories of Billilla – please get in touch if you have a story to tell. Contact Miranda Hill, Arts Activation Officer on 9599 4856 or mhill@bayside.vic.gov.au.

Find out more

Please visit the individual events pages linked above for more details or contact Miranda Hill, Arts Activation Officer on 9599 4856 or mhill@bayside.vic.gov.au

Find out more on outdoor garden bookings at Billilla, including weddings and events.

Queries in relation to the Billilla mansion building should be directed to Aaron House, Team Leader of Community Projects, 9599 4803 or ahouse@bayside.vic.gov.au  

The strategic vision for Bayside Arts and Culture is to “connect our community to stories, creativity and each other for a lifetime of fulfilment, inspiration and possibility.”

We look forward to sharing this vision with you in the delightful gardens at Billilla.