Bayside has long been associated with the arts and has a rich cultural heritage. Artists including Martin Boyd, Alan Marshall, Clarice Beckett, Guy Boyd, Septimus Power, Margaret Baskerville, and Charles Douglas Richardson have all drawn inspirations from living in Bayside.
Bayside Gallery, located in the Brighton Town Hall, presents a series of high quality temporary exhibitions, public programs and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media. Supporting the work of local Bayside artists and arts organisations, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to engage with important work by non-local significant and established practitioners, The Gallery provides a space for people to engage with art at all levels.
The Bayside City Council has an extensive Art and Heritage Collection with over 1,000 items including paintings, works on paper, ceramics, glass, textiles, mosaics, furniture and sculpture. Artworks and heritage objects are displayed at The Gallery @ Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, the Council's Corporate Centre and heritage buildings such as Billilla and Black Rock House.
getting to the gallery
The Gallery is walking distance from North Brighton train station (Sandringham line). Approximate train travel time from Flinders Street Central Business District (CBD) to North Brighton station is 15-20 minutes. North Brighton station is a short 5 minute walk to The Gallery.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for train and bus travel times.
A public car park can be found adjacent to The Gallery on Wilson Street.
Melway Reference: 67 F10
Disabled parking is available and access to the main entrance is at street level via a small inclined ramp. Wheelchair access is available throughout the Gallery.
Connections is a free activity for people living with dementia and their carers. The program provides a unique opportunity for people living with dementia to connect, interpret and express experiences through art works during a discussion-based tour of an exhibition.
Mobile audio guides
Vision Impaired visitors are able to use our mobile audio guides, which are available for selected exhibitions. Scan the code at The Gallery's front desk to download the free izi.travel app from the app store, or visit izi.travel. Please contact The Gallery prior to your visit to check which exhibitions have mobile audio guides.
Image: Installation view, Percy Grainger: In the Company of Strangers, 2015.