Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Flourish installation, 2023. James McPherson Photography.


Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Flourish installation, 2023. James McPherson Photography.

The Glen Eira City Council Gallery is the public art gallery for the City of Glen Eira in Melbourne’s south-east. Located on the ground floor of the historic Glen Eira Town Hall, access to the Gallery is gained through the classically styled portico on the corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.

The Gallery is made up of two spaces, the main Gallery and Gallery Two. Our main Gallery presents a vibrant year-round program of exhibitions, adult and children’s creative workshops, curator and artist floor talks, and programs including free Live Sunday Sessions events. Showcasing work by established and emerging artists, collectives, schools and community groups – the Gallery aims to support a rich cultural life for Glen Eira residents and the wider community.

The Main Gallery presents regular survey and thematic Council-curated exhibitions, including the works of emerging, mid-career, and established modern and contemporary Australian artists. Significant exhibitions held in the Gallery include Flourish (2023), Telling Tales (2022), Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art (2019), Stories in Clay: Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery (2019),  Boyd Women (2017) Open Country: The Murrumbeena Boyds (2015), Louise Paramor: Emporium (2013), Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now (2012), Robert Baines: A Visible Likeness (2011), Farrell and Parkin: Topography of a Collaborative Mind (2010) and Jane Burton: Eye of the Beholder (2009).

In addition to this, the Gallery manages the Council’s Art Collection which comprises modern and contemporary works by Australian artists. The Gallery also manages the prestigious A.M.E Bale Art Award on behalf of Perpetual Trustees. School group visits and free talks for cultural groups are welcome upon prior arrangement with the Gallery Curator.

Gallery Two is a popular exhibition space alongside the Main Gallery and is free for individual artists, schools, or not-for-profit groups to present exhibitions.

Exhibitions and Public Programs January - June 2024
Permanent Collection

The Council’s Art Collection was established in 1975 and now includes over 400 works encompassing paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and textiles by modern and contemporary Australian artists. The five collecting themes set out below shape the direction of the Council’s art collection:

  • The work of significant Australian artists (ie: Fred Williams, Leonard French);
  • the Boyd family – works by members of the Boyd family to commemorate the family’s creative life in Murrumbeena;
  • works by Glen Eira artists - works of quality by artists living or working in Glen Eira or who have lived or worked in Glen Eira;
  • suburban theme – a theme that both reflects and challenges resident’s lifestyles;
  • works of quality by major and emerging Indigenous artists who are represented in State Gallery, Public Art Gallery or Regional Gallery collections.
Online collection

For further information about the Gallery’s Permanent Collection, visit the website.

getting to the gallery

Public transport
Tram route 64
Bus route 623


The Gallery is wheelchair accessible and there is accessible parking in Council's car park.

Cover image: Glen Eira City Council Gallery. Flourish installation view. 7 July – 13 August 2023.  Installation photo: James McPherson Photography

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield VIC 3162
T: (03) 9524 3333
W: Visit website 

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm–5pm
Closed public holidays

Entry is Free

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3 May 2024 – 2 Jun 2024
Glen Eira City Council Gallery

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.