Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize – exhibition now open!

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Bayside Arts

We welcome you to come down to Bayside Gallery and feast your eyes on an exceptional array of contemporary art at our latest exhibition Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022.

The exhibition features a collection of works from both established and emerging artists, giving visitors a glimpse of the diversity of contemporary painting in Australia.

Immerse yourself in the winning artworks of this year’s Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Restless interactions by Alice Wormald and Local Art Prize, KR 12 by Asher Bilu – plus you can vote for your favourite painting as part of the People’s Choice Award, valued at $1,000!

This is a fantastic opportunity and is free to experience!

6 May – 26 June 
Bayside Gallery

Head shot of artist Sarah crowEST

Open Artist Studio with BAAP finalist Sarah crowEST

Take a step into the working environment of Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist and Billilla artist studio resident, Sarah crowEST.

Sarah invites you to explore her Billilla studio located on the first floor of the Homestead, once used as the ‘governance quarters’. This is a unique opportunity to preview works in development and hear more from Sarah about her creative processes. Artworks will also be on display in the ‘servants’ kitchen’ on the ground level.

Sarah’s paintings and textiles are held in various public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Justin Art House Museum Collection, Artbank, and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Saturday 14 May
2pm – 4pm

Billilla Historic Mansion – 26 Halifax Street Brighton
Free event

Adrian Spurr standing by one of his sculptures and Niels holding his saxophone

Adrian Spurr: Relics Artist Talk and Performance at Billilla

Join us in the gardens at Historic Billilla for an afternoon of music and insight.

We will explore Adrian Spurr’s latest exhibition Relics, accompanied by the incredible musical talents of Niels Bijl.

Follow Adrian and Niels through the garden and hear the background on each of the stone sculptures, then be treated to a performance of saxophone masterpieces ranging from Gregorian type chants to baroque masterpieces, and brand new music inspired by Adrian Spurr’s sculptures.

Sunday 15 May 
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Billilla Historic Mansion – 26 Halifax Street Brighton

Free event

Three human sized bees playing with children

Polyglot Theatre’s Bees

Bzzt! Have you heard the buzz? 

Enter a wonderful world of community, communication, wonder and imagination with Polyglot’s joyful interactive work, Bees, at Lakeside Green, Elsternwick Park.

Join us on 21 May 2022 for a fun-filled day out, that is sure to capture your attention and put a smile on faces of all ages.

There are 4 x 30 minute sessions, held at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm, plus activities between sessions, including Bee Crafty with Bayside Library Service!

Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity, as three human-sized Bees busy themselves in the creation of a community alongside children who transform into bees as they play.

Don’t miss this un-bee-lievable performance!

Bees was developed through Polyglot’s Generator program, with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Sidney Myer Fund.

Saturday 21 May
4 x 30 minute sessions, held at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Lakeside Green, Elsternwick Park
Free event

Image/art credits in order of appearance:

1. Alice Wormald, Restless interactions 2021, oil on linen, 125 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.
2. Artist Sarah crowEST. Courtesy the artist.
3. Artist Adrian Spurr and Niels Bijl. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery.
4. Theresa Harrison, courtesy of Polyglot Theatre.

Arts in Bayside
Bayside Gallery
Corner Wilson and, Carpenter St, Brighton
VIC 3186
(03) 9261 7111

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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